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Leprechaun Trap STEM Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 6

Experience hands-on STEM concepts with your students with this St Patrick's Day-themed leprechaun trap.

Trap Your Own St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun!

He’s green, he’s lucky and he’s ready to cause mischief at a moment’s notice. 

We’re referring to the leprechaun who looks for gold at the end of the rainbow. And if you’re lucky enough, you might just catch one! 

Provide students with sustainable or recyclable materials, like cardboard rolls, tissue boxes, shoeboxes, sticky tack, coloured paper, craft sticks, string, etc. Students will use their supplies to design and build a simple trap to catch one of these little green mischief-makers. 

In addition to STEM training, through this activity, students will:

☘️ exercise their critical thinking skills 

☘️ explore creativity

☘️ strengthen verbal and motor skills

☘️ consider cause and effect, and

☘️ have fun! 

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Use this holiday craft activity in your classroom in the weeks leading up to St Patrick’s Day and to support science lessons like:

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by mixing students into groups to contribute their unique skills to complete the project.  

Challenge students to share their creations with their classmates, describing how they constructed their trap and any obstacles they encountered.  

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

We suggest using sustainable resources like reused or recycled paper and other materials you can repurpose after completing this activity. 

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