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How to Trap a Leprechaun - Storytime Online

Updated: Mar 5

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess

Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Friday, March 1 (today!), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!

Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!

"How to Trap a Leprechaun" by Sue Fliess

Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery. To catch one, you’ll need to be clever in crafting your trap. Grab some glitter and glue and get prepared for your wily holiday visitors!

Visit to watch Storytime Anytime’s read-aloud. Then, enjoy the activities!

Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of How to Trap a Leprechaun

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored top hats)

  • 2 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • Luck of the Irish sticker craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • shamrock stickers

Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included top hat handouts

Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Can you show me the green top hat?

Green top hat, green top hat?

Can you show me the green top hat?

And wave it in the air?

Black… yellow… orange… blue

Hold It High – Choose one top hat from handouts

Hold your top hat high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your top hat below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your top hat against your nose

Now touch the top hat to your toes

Touch your top hat to the ground

Now wave that top hat all around!

Hold your top hat in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your top hat and jump up high!

Now let your top hat fly fly fly (throw it in the air)

SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments

I’m a Little Leprechaun by The Kiboomers

Ten Little Leprechauns by Maple Leaf Learning

Dance Dance Leprechaun Dance by The Kiboomers

Have You Ever Seen A Leprechaun by Music Box Kids

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

This Little Leprechaun

This little leprechaun slid down the rainbow,

(swing child down)

This little leprechaun climbed up.

(bounce child up)

This little leprechaun picked a shamrock,

(clap hands together)

This little leprechaun found gold!

(bounce child up and cheer)

This little leprechaun cried, "See if you can catch me!"

As he bounced away home.

(bounce child fast!)


Do Your Ears Point Up?

(Sung to: “Do Your Ears Hang Low?”)

Do your ears point up,

Do you have a lot of luck?

For gold do you dig,

Can you do an Irish jig?

If the answer’s “yes,”

You’re a Leprechaun, I guess!

Do your ears point up?

Leprechaun, Leprechaun

Leprechaun, leprechaun,

Hiding in the hay.

(Hide pointer finger under opposite hand.)

Leprechaun, leprechaun,

Don’t you run away.

(Hop pointer finger around.)

Leprechaun, leprechaun,

Let’s go out and play.

(Hop both pointer fingers together.)

Leprechaun, leprechaun,

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

(Dance pointer fingers up and down.)

Five Wee Leprechauns

Five wee leprechauns scurrying by my door,

One jumped away, then there were 4.

Four wee leprechauns climbing in my tree,

One hid in the green leaves, then there were 3.

Three wee leprechauns, just a busy few,

One went for a pot of gold, then there were 2.

Two wee leprechauns, having lots of fun,

One hopped over the rainbow, then there was 1.

One wee leprechaun, with all his work done.

He slipped off for a nap, then there was 0.

I’m Looking For a Leprechaun

(Sung to: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)


’m looking for a leprechaun,

Leprechaun, leprechaun.

I’m looking for a leprechaun,

Do you know where he’s gone?

He wears a suit that’s made of green,

Made of green, made of green,

He wears a suit that’s made of green,

Do you know where he’s gone?

He lives by a rainbow and hides his gold,

Hides his gold, hides his gold,

He lives by a rainbow and hides his gold,

Do you know where he’s gone?

If you see a leprechaun,

Leprechaun, leprechaun,

If you see a leprechaun,

Please tell me where he’s gone!


Sue Fliess’s site:

Illustrator Emma Randall’s site:

Let us know what your little ones thought of  How to Trap a Leprechaun! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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