How To Catch A Leprechaun

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One of my favorite writing lessons as a first grade teacher was writing how to catch a leprechaun. I loved to hear how the first graders would catch those little guys. Since, I am not in the classroom anymore, I thought the girls and I would make some leprechaun munch and try to catch our very own leprechaun. We had lots of fun making, eating, and brainstorming how to catch those tiny creatures.

Here is the “secret” recipe to catch a leprechaun:

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Leprechaun Munch

Add equal parts of each ingredient.
  • Crumbled pretzel sticks
  • Green marshmallows from Lucky Charms
  • Coconut M&M’s (Only green and white)
  • Rice Chex cereal
  • Green Sprinkles

  1. Add all ingredients into a plastic bag. Shake well!


This tasty munch not only makes a great snack for a leprechaun but it would make a cute little gift for a teacher or friend. Just print out the pdf file Printable Leprechaun Poem and stick on a gift bag or container.

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After we made our Leprechaun Munch, we went on a leprechaun hunt around the house.  We did more munching than exploring, of course!

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Since we were having no luck seeing a leprecuaun, we decided to spoon some delicious munch out and leave it in the dinning room. A little later, Averie checked the munch and look what the leprechaun left in exchange for his tasty snack!

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Her face was priceless. Averie was in shock to see her gold coins. It was a lot of fun! She now wants to be a leprechaun when she grows up. I tried to explain that it can’t happen, then I just let it go. I only a few more years of tricking and being playful with my girls.

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Do leprechauns visit your house? 

Do they leave treats or make messes?





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  1. That looks super yummy! Did you pick the marshmallows out of the cereal or can you buy them separately somewhere?

    Also, love that your little one wants to be a leprechaun now. I think that means your activity was a success.

    • We sorted them from the cereal box. Averie really enjoyed that! We only came up with about 1/2 cup. I bought Target brand though. I saw the actual Lucky Charm had extra green marshmallows this month. So you might be able to score some more. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out!

  2. That is one cute (and sweet) hunt. And even if you can’t catch a leprechaun for sure you can catch a little munchkin :) I bet little ones enjoyed the game big time.


    • Aw thanks! We did have fun! That snack is pretty tasty too. I think Mommy and Daddy finished it off last night. LOL!

  3. Hi Julie! I’m a new follower. How cute is this recipe! (and your kiddos, too!) My daughter will love this :) Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  4. Thanks for sharing!! This is a cute idea! I am hosting a Ladies Game Night this month with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! This will be perfect! :-) So simple to make. I’m pinning this. You’re girls are so adorable!

    I’m visiting from “Mop It Up Monday” party and following your blog via Facebook and Pinterest. :-) Can’t wait to see more! Have a great week!

    • I hope the ladies love it! I have enjoyed munching on the munch, maybe too much…. Thanks for stopping by! I am off to check out your blog and return the follow.

  5. So cute! My 4 year old made a leprechaun trap. I don’t think he set it yet. I just remembered I have some gold-covered chocolate coins left over from Christmas. I could leave those in the trap.

    • Aw that would be cute! We had left over coins too, that is how the leprechaun paid for his snack. I would love to see your sons trap!

  6. How fun! I bet your kids loved posing for your pics and sampling the goodies! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  7. Adorable! Seems like your kids had a super time with this activity!

  8. What a fun idea! I would love for you to share it this week on Thrifty Thursday @ Hope to see you there! Bonnie

    • Sorry, I missed this. This week was crazy. My blog was hacked and kind of messed up my schedule of things. I am happy to stop by next week though! Thanks again for the invite!

  9. So cute, and what a fun snack activity!

  10. This will be perfect for our family road trip this St. Pattys weekend. Thanks following from Marvelous Monday. Stop by my blog when you can!

    • You can load up on chocolate coins at the dollar bin at Target. Your family roadtrip sounds fun. Where are you going? Have fun and safe travels.

  11. What an awesome idea! I just love the recipe (and the precious photos!) Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) :-)

    • Thanks for stopping by! I don’t have any new recipes but once I do, I will be there. Thanks for having me!!!!!!!!!

  12. What a clever idea! I’m saving this one for next year :)
    Happy SITS day!

  13. So cute! Love it, great post. Happy SITS day!

  14. Cute idea! What a fun mom you must be.

  15. I’m so doing that Leprechaun hunt next year with my granddaughter. Thanks for the idea and the recipe. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  16. So cute–now my only question is how did you collect that many Lucky Charms marshmallows without eating them!

    • You know we really didn’t have a lot of green. Only 1/2 cup. Next year we will have to start sooner. Ha!

  17. Looks yummy! I’ll have to remember this for next St. Patrick’s Day.

  18. That is such a cute idea. Love the pictures!

    I remember when my daughter was in elementary school, they made leprechaun traps and then when they wen’t out for recess the class room was a mess from a leprechaun visit.

    • Yes, when I taught school I did that with my class. I was missing the classroom so I had to have some fun with my kids. Thank you for stopping by!

  19. What a great idea! Looks so delicious! HAPPY SITS day! I will definitely need to try this recipe!

  20. That is so cute, and your girls are adorable :) Enjoy your SITS Day!!!

  21. It’s almost May and my kids are still blaming messes on the Leprechauns!! That much looks delicious!

  22. I have pinned this for next year! My little girl will love this!
    Thank you :)

  23. Yum! Sounds like a lot of fun too. :) Happy SITS Day!

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