Saturday, March 16, 2013

Here, leprechaun, leprechaun....

I shouldn't have been so surprised last week when G-Bear came home with an assignment to make a "Leprechaun trap."  After all, our city is quite proud to celebrate Irish heritage in the days leading up to St. Patrick's day.  In spite of the fact that I have never seen a leprechaun trap, much less created one myself, I think we did a pretty good job.   E-Bear really didn't want to miss out on the craft, so he made one too.  In the end, this is what we concocted:

G-Bear's leprechaun house
Inside the tube, we glued popcorn kernels as pretend golden nuggets.  G-Bear was quite pleased.  To ensure the success of her trap, she even attached a note.  It read:

"Der LepRcon, thes es not A LepRcon trAp ths is A Hos For A Leprcon."
(Dear Leprechaun, this is not a leprechaun trap, this is a house for a leprechaun.")

When in doubt, make your prey feel at home, right?  Perhaps then he will be persuaded to stick around and play!  I liked her approach.

To my knowledge, no leprechauns were caught, hurt or maimed in this kindergarten class project.  G-Bear was a tad disappointed that she didn't catch a little green fellow, but she took solace in the golden chocolate coin that someone kindly left on her leprechaun house while her class was at library.  

When T saw G-Bear's project at the end of the week, he wondered why we didn't just print off a picture of Miami's Sun Life Stadium and send G-Bear to school in her 'Bama cheerleader outfit.  
Too bad he didn't make that suggestion earlier.

To balance out all the irreverence ;) we'll be sure to talk this weekend about St. Patrick's heroic life story and his efforts to teach others about God by using the Irish shamrocks to symbolize the trinity

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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