Saturday, March 5, 2016

How to Catch a Leprechaun and Then...

How to catch a leprechaun is only half the story.
Kids will tell you, step by step how to catch a leprechaun:
First I will...
  • think and plan
  • look
  • be quiet
  • tip toe up to him
  • walk softly
  • sneak up
  • hide

 Next I will...
  • be camouflaged.  I will carry a plant!
  • make a trap
  • dig a hole and put leaves on top
  • ride a bike
  • ride a motorcycle
  • ride a kangaroo
  • say, "Look over there!" then catch him in a net
  • tie him in a rope

Last I will...
  • tie him in a rope
  • catch him in a net
  • put him in a cage
  • hold on tight
  • never let him go
  • say, "Where is your gold?"
  • say, "Take me to the end of the rainbow right now!"

If you want to take it to the next level, for your advanced, TAG, upper grade, creative or willing kids...

You can have your kids describe their leprechaun.  Tell how he dresses, walks, speaks, and acts.

Also, add interesting characters to the story, and unexpected settings. 

Then answer thoughtful questions, such as: should you catch a leprechaun?  Should you share his gold with him?

And, of course, create a show-stopping display of your kids' work.

Got it!  Just one last question: how will you spend your gold?  On pretty shamrock-shaped paper and step-by-step lessons, lists, posters and task cards on How to Catch a Leprechaun, by any chance?

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