Do you think your students would love to catch a leprechaun? I know I wanted to as a kid but never had the opportunity. That's when I decided to have my students create their own leprechaun trap to set out in our classroom on March 16th! Students love this Leprechaun Trap STEAM Challenge!
Building your Leprechaun Trap
You can have your students build their trap two ways.
- You can have students complete it at home or complete it in class.
- Students can work in a small group, depending on how many supplies you have!
Family Leprechaun Trap
I typically send this project home as a Family Art Project.
Students would design it with their family, complete their STEAM Challenge worksheet, and bring the design and trap back to class and explain how it was built.
Small Group Leprechaun Trap
You can also have students complete this in class in a small group of 3-4 students. It's a perfect Fun Friday activity! Once they've mapped out their design, they can grab the supplies they need and start building!
Sharing with the Class
Whether students complete this project at home or in class, they will all share their design plan as well as answer 2-3 questions from the class.
One way we get through everyone is that we take 10-15 minutes at the end of every day for a week. Kiddos are sharing for about 2 minutes and answering any questions for one minute. It's quick but gives them a chance to share their thinking AND it can also count as a speaking grade for our report cards.
Putting out the Traps
On the afternoon of the 16th, students decide where they want to place their trap…but it must be on the ground so that our school day can still go on!
You can get your very own Leprechaun Trap project here that includes a family letter, a STEAM design page, and a Wanter Poster!