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Monday, March 16, 2009

FHE: The Leprechaun Trap

Ever since I got my March edition of Family Fun magazine, da Boo has been plotting to capture a Leprechaun. So for Family Home Evening tonight, we built a trap.

Opening Song: I Am A Child Of God.

Opening Prayer: Daddy.

Lesson: I wanted to make sure the kids knew what they were getting into with this latest plan. Didn't they know that leprechauns are notoriously tricky? They're very fast and therefore, impossible to catch in a foot race. You have to trap them. And it has to be a good trap, otherwise, they'll get annoyed that you attempted to catch them and then play tricks on you for revenge. But the kids didn't seem concerned about the wrath of six-inch beings. They were determined to get leprechaun gold.

Luckily, we know the little green men's flaws:
  1. They love gold and sparkly things. Even shoes (as leprechauns are cobblers by trade).
  2. They love to break the rules.
  3. They love to climb on things.
  4. Green is their favorite color.
With these facts in mind and with the help of Family Fun, we built our trap.

We used an empty oatmeal container, wrapped in green paper to get their attention. On top, we glued gems leftover from Boo's Valentine's box. Perfect bait. Next, we glued rocks up one side, making a mini rock climbing wall. And then to taunt them further, we posted signs forbidding them access to this delightful adventure to a sparkly prize.

It is perfect!

Golly, I sure hope that an unsuspecting leprechaun doesn't escape from their clever trap and play tricks on them tomorrow...

Closing Song: Twinkle Little Star (and all is right with the world again!)

Closing Prayer: The Boy.

Treats: Cupcakes. Always around when I've had a cake or two over the weekend.


Jillybean said...

What a cute idea!

My older kids suggested that for Max's benefit, we have a leprechaun come to our house and mess things up a bit.
I asked them how we would be able to tell where their messes ended and the leprechaun's messes began.

I don't need any more messes around here;0)

Me said...

What a cute idea!

Kristina P. said...

I'm sure the kids love it!

Jo said...

Darling. And I am happy, with the Twinkle, the world once more begins to spin in the correct fashion.
So what are you going to tell them when they don't catch one?

SO said...

Did you get him or were the kids surprised by tricks this morning?

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

You always inspire me at FHE things. You rock the Monday's girl.

Nat said...

How fun! Let us know how it turned out!

Kristie said...

How fun!! Sounds like another successful FHE!! :) Very fun idea.

Janell said...

I though it was elves that make shoes. . . though maybe my Irish blood is so diluted that I no longer can recognize the difference between leprechauns, elves, and pixies.

Good luck to your catchin'!

Jessica said...

Love it, especially the rock wall!

Jessica G. said...

Do you guys think I am going to pass up the chance to mess with my kids' heads? No way!

Janell said...

Lol, that makes you a good mom! Mess with them while you still can :)

Emma said...

Very cute idea, thanks for sharing.

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