Oh, the trouble a leprechaun can get in!

10 Mar



A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief.  It is almost St. Patrick’s Day and you need to be sure you are stocked up on all the supplies you will need for the leprechaun to visit your house.  Don’t worry it won’t be as much work as Christmas Eve and the kids will still have  a ton of fun.  Here are some ideas:






  • Body Stickers to place on the kids while they are sleeping
  • Add green food coloring to their milk
  • Add food coloring to the toilet water to make “leprechaun water” (it will not stain your toilet bowl)
  • Leprechaun prints.  Put them in unusual places; ceiling, windows, mirrors etc.
  • Cut out shamrocks and place all around the house
  • Turn things topsy-turvy all around the house; tables and chairs upside down, mismatch shoes, picture frames face down, anything the kids will notice are out of  place.
  • Unravel the toilet paper
  • Use gold coins either for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or as a trail to a small gift.  After you have collected all of the coins be sure to take the time to count them with your kids as a  educational activity.
  • Most importantly just have fun!!



Please share what the leprechaun will do in your house on St. Patrick’s  Day!


Bain sult as an lá
(Enjoy the day),


One Response to “Oh, the trouble a leprechaun can get in!”


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