Once upon a time there lived a family of leprechauns called the O’Tubeys. They were happy bunch with fine clothing, sweet kitties, and a garden full of yummy vegetables.
The only thing the O’Tubeys loved more than munching on crispy lettuce leaves was collecting jewels. They devised all sorts of tricks for collecting jewels like sneaking into shopping bags, crawling through dog doors, and climbing through the dryer vents. One day they sneaked into Miss E’s home and stole her jewels.
Miss E needed those jewels because she was saving up her all her treasures to buy a dog of her very own. She heard rumors that garden leprechauns stole jewels and then hid in the clover camouflaged by the green leaves.
She couldn’t let them get away with it, so she hunted for those sneaky leprechauns in the grass and clover.
Once she found them, she trapped them inside a basket hoping she could get one of them to tell her the location of her jewels.
Miss E’s kitty cat, Neville, spied on those sneaky leprechauns in the basket jail, and he found out the jewels were hidden throughout the vegetable garden. She was able to recover all her treasure, and she freed the leprechauns with a promise of never stealing her jewels again.
- Make leprechauns out of toilet paper tubes with materials such as paint, markers, construction paper, and glue.
- Allow the leprechauns to dry.
- Use something from your home to represent jewels or money. We used crafting jewels, but pretend coins, crafting marbles, or costume jewelry could work well.
- Hide the jewels in your house or garden. If the jewels are small, do not hide them in the grass because they would be difficult to find and could get kicked up by a lawn mower.
- Tell your child that leprechauns have stolen her jewels and/or money, and she needs to find them.
- One person hides the leprechauns by camouflaging them in grass, clover, or other green plants.
- The other people playing find the leprechauns.
- Once the leprechauns are found, find the jewels the leprechauns have hidden.
- Take turns hiding the leprechauns and jewels.
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