Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

We don’t formally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around here (meaning no green or rainbow decor) mainly because my boys have been too little to truly have fun with the holiday. That has changed a bit this year. My 5 year old is suddenly interested in finding himself a leprechaun! 

Apparently some of the boys’ blocks went missing recently and a leprechaun caught the blame (nevermind that one of the boys most likely didn’t put them away properly). Since then, the hunt has been on to find out what other mischief the little guy has been into. 

If you’re into encouraging the little trickster, like I am, then here are a few ideas that he can take the blame for! These are all kid friendly and fairly easy to do.

1. Replace shoelaces with green shoelaces
2. Dye the milk green
3. Fill the sock drawer with green socks
4. Make leprechaun footprints around the house with washable finger paint
5. Swap the bag of cereal in the Cheerios box with a bag of Lucky Charms
6. Tattoo the kids with green tattoos while they sleep
7. Sprinkle gold glitter around where the leprechaun has been
8. Turn the tap water green by inserting a color tablet in the faucet
9. Replace the house plants with clover plants
10. Make a miniature leprechaun door
11. Use glass markers to draw a rainbow on the windows or glass door
12. Make rainbow Jello for kids to find in the fridge

Fun, right? My boys are going to love these!

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  1. says

    Love these ideas. Haven’t been celebrating much St. Patrick’s here either because my daughter is still too little, but your suggestion of dyeing milk green may be the start of it. Totally doing it tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop last week. Happy to have you join us!

  2. says

    I think I like the Leprechaun door!!!

    We are featuring you this week on the #OMHGWW hope you can stop by and share other posts.
    Pinned to share!!
    Have a great week!

  3. says

    I’m a preschool teacher and we have fun with St. Patrick’s Day too. We serve Lucky Charms with green milk and the toilet water turns green. My class makes leprechaun traps so we can try to catch one. Unfortunately, we have never caught one, but he is always nice enough to leave us some gold chocolates! You have added some great ideas too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nance in Reno says

    When our daughter was young (she’s now a laser physicist), Lucky the leprechaun would leave a trail of green Hershey kisses (the leftover Christmas kisses got sorted and the red ones were used by Cupid and the green ones by Lucky) from her bedroom, down the hallway and staircase, and to the bathroom where the toilet water was green. That trickster would overturn dining room chairs and spring his leprechaun trap. He’d leave green shamrock pancakes for breakfast.

  5. says

    Fun ideas! I think our girls will love these too. They love the Elf on a Shelf, at Christmas. St. Patrick’s day is a great reason for keeping some of that mischief going–love it!

    Visiting from #Snickerdoodle Sunday


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