Leprechaun game for St. Patrick’s Day
I have been waiting a year to share this game with you all! Last St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to have a Leprechaun visit the house, kind of like Santa and the Easter Bunny do. This is an easy thing to set up and I assure you, the kids will love it. Little Jo is already talking about the Leprechaun is coming back this St. Patrick’s Day!
The fun part for me was emptying all the gold wrapped candy onto the counter and sampling it before filling the large green cauldron. This candy will be your final prize — the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Next you’ll need lots of small, toys in the colors of the rainbow, and some coordinating ribbon in the same colors.
You will put a couple of toys into each of the six small cauldrons. You should end up with one filled with red toys, one with orange, one with yellow, and so on through the colors of the rainbow. I even added a little colored tissue paper to really brighten up the cauldrons.
To set up the game, tie the red ribbon to one side of your red cauldron. Place the first cauldron somewhere in your house, hidden from view, but with the ribbon poking out. The kids will see the ribbon and follow it until they find the red cauldron at the end, full of prizes.
Then tie the orange ribbon to the other side of the red cauldron, and run it to the next hiding spot where you will place the orange cauldron. Then tie a yellow ribbon to that one, and run it to the next spot, where the hidden yellow cauldron awaits.
Continue with the remaining colors of the rainbow (green, blue, purple), connecting them with ribbons to create a long, winding path around the room. It’s so fun to watch your kids follow the ribbons to the next treasure.
For the final ribbon coming from the purple, use some rainbow ribbon to the pot of gold!
This game is a new tradition in our household now. It’s a lot of fun to run around the house following the ribbons. And you can just keep the cauldrons and use them again the next year with new prizes and candy!