One day Emery came home from preschool and told me that she learned that leprechauns are real and that if we don't set up a trap for them they would steal our gold. She was very determined about keeping our gold safe so that a little leprechaun wouldn't steal it.
So....what did Emery come up with??? She and Ethan made a leprechaun trap! They found a mason jar, some ribbon, tape, a penny, some Popsicle sticks....and this is what they came up with. So, yes, I am announcing our 2009 St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun trap. Tadaa. I hope you enjoy the pics.
So once finished, Emery insisted that the trap be placed outside our front door so that we would be safe from leprechauns coming into our house. As you can see, we placed a penny at the bottom of the jar so that the leprechaun would climb the ladder; hop in the jar, grab the penny and then would get stuck and set him free after St. Patrick's Day. To her dismay, when she checked in the morning, no leprechaun was caught...it must have been the luck of the irish. She said that the leprachaun wasn't caught because she should have put her "gold medal" she won at preschool in the bottom of the jar instead of the penny because her "gold medal" was real gold.
So...what did we learn from this? Next time put her "gold medal" in the bottom of the jar so that it would be more appealing to the leprechaun instead of a penny. We'll have to remember that for next year!