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:
- They love gold and sparkly things. Even shoes (as leprechauns are cobblers by trade).
- They love to break the rules.
- They love to climb on things.
- Green is their favorite color.
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.