teaching resource

How to Catch a Leprechaun STEM Project

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  8

  • Grade

    Grade:  K - 2

Use your engineering and design skills to build a leprechaun trap on St. Patrick's Day!

St Patrick’s Day STEAM Project

He’s small, sneaky, and ready to cause mischief at a moment’s notice. 

We’re referring to the leprechaun who looks for gold at the end of the rainbow. And if you’re lucky enough, you might just catch one! 

Use the templates included in this download to guide your students through a STEM project. Templates include:

  • Cover page including objective, criteria and steps students should take.
  • Rubric
  • Brainstorming page
  • Trap supply ideas
  • Step template for how students plan to catch the Leprechaun
  • Trap design template
  • Reflection template

In addition to STEM training, through this activity, students will:

☘️ Exercise critical thinking skills 

☘️ Explore creativity

☘️ Strengthen verbal and motor skills

☘️ Consider cause and effect, and

☘️ Have fun! 

Differentate STEM Activities for Kids

Use this fun STEM activity in your classroom in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day and to support science lessons like:

Students who need help understanding the concepts would best benefit from group work that allows them to contribute their unique skills to complete the project.  

Challenge students to explain their trap by sharing their creations with their classmates. They should describe how they constructed their trap and any obstacles they encountered during the process.  

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you'd like to request a change to this resource, or report an error, select the corresponding tab above.

Log in to comment