Friday, March 8, 2013

Leprechauns on the Loose!

Today was our last day before Spring Break so we had a little fun.  I set up clues around the school for us to go on a St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt looking for the leprechauns and their pot of gold.  When we first got back to the classroom, this clue was on the door:
I know it's hard to read... pretty much it says that the pot of gold has been stolen and we need to help track down the leprechauns.  They went to where we eat breakfast and lunch.  I must say, I am not much of an actress, but my six year olds sure believed my acting today!  I was "shocked" to see this clue on the door, and they jumped right on board and were anxious to head to the cafeteria and find the leprechauns.  First, we quickly made hats for our hunt.

The students each were given a paper to draw their conclusions about where each clue was telling us to go.

We followed the clues to the cafeteria, the gym, the office, the library, and finally back to the classroom where we found the pot of gold on my chair!  {Gold = Chocolate Gold Coins from the dollar section in Target}  Here are pictures of a couple clues and the pot of gold:

We then wrote about our fun in our journals.  My kids LoVeD it!  At this point, I'm thinking we'll move on to something else but my students could not give up on finding the leprechauns.  One little girl said "Oh my goodness, that cabinet door was not opened when we left.  The leprechauns must be in there!  There are too small to see so they  must be hiding."
Another student says "Maybe they will come out if we clap", so the ENTIRE class bursts into applause.  It was hilarious, and every single kid was on board.  Not a single party pooper!  I'll spare you the details, but this continued on for the rest of the school day.  At the end of the day, one of my students said this was the BEST day ever.

When I created this scavenger hunt, I thought it would be fun, but the kids enjoyed it even more than I anticipated.  I have it available {with lots of additional activities included as well} in English and Spanish on my TpT store if you would like to try it out.  If you do, I would love to see pictures and hear your stories :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day... a little early!


  1. Aw that sounds like such a fun day! I love when you have those classes that get so caught up in the moment! :)

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  2. I am so glad it was so fun! I feel bad that I forgot to get back to you. Have a GREAT Spring break!

  3. Loved the pack! I did this with my kiddos and let me tell you it was a day they'll remember forever! Lol. I know it's waaaaay past St. Patricks day, but I will blog about it in the near future. Let me just say, It was a roller coaster ride that will make you LOL!
    -Karla @

  4. Karla, thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am so glad to know that your kids enjoyed the roller coaster ride ;)

  5. Thank you for posting this! I am a Room-Mom and this will be prefect for what the teacher wants! Thank you!