Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Leprechaun Hunt


We have so much fun with our 6th grade buddies every week.  The past few weeks in March we have learned a bit about St. Patrick's Day, but we were most interested in leprechauns.  A few books we read have told us that leprechauns spend time making and mending shoes and guarding their pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  Well, in kindergarten we were very curious about the pot of gold!  How can we get our hands on this pot of gold?

We also learned that if a human catches a leprechaun they will exchange three wishes for their freedom.  Three wishes seemed even better than a pot of gold.  We made a rainbow craft with our buddies and listed our three wishes and our buddy's three wishes on the colors of the rainbow.  Now that we have all of our wishes planned out we just need to catch a leprechaun!

Our buddies came today with some clues that the leprechaun left for them (or that the 6th graders' wrote for us.) Together we read the clues which led us to six different locations.  In each place, there was a bucket of different colored coins red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.  As we collected our colorful coins, we thought we were getting close to catching the leprechaun, but we still couldn't find him.  In the end we found that he had tricked us which is another characteristic of leprechauns!  They are very sneaky and mischievous, so while we read all the clues and were looking for him all over the school he was actually long gone.  However, he was nice enough to leave a bit of his gold.  If we found all the colors of the rainbow for his clues we each could keep a piece of gold that he left behind!

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