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During the week of St. Patrick's Day, a laminated leprechaun is hidden around the room daily and the children are encouraged to find him.
- laminated leprechaun
- sticky tack
- green paint
- foot shaped sponge
- To encourage the children to make observations and stimulate language when the children explain what they observe.
Each day the laminated leprechaun is hidden in a new place. Before school on the actual St. Patrick's Day, I paint little green footprints all around the room, move artwork, toys etc. to new places in the room, leave little tiny notes etc. that has been "done" by the leprechaun. The children get very excited and really observe the classroom more closely to see what the leprechaun has done in our room.
As an extension, we may draw a leprechaun and make a class book about what we think the leprechaun looks like, what he has done, where he goes, where he lives etc. We use our imaginations to come up with a pretty good story.