Connor was definitely excited. I had suggested he write a note to the leprechaun to see if the leprechaun would come to our house for the first time ever. We talked about the note, but I don't think it ever got written. Missed writing opportunity! Crap!
On Friday night, I went out with some friends, and Ed came up with a game for the leprechaun to leave for the kids. Then, Saturday morning, they built traps all over the house. Finally, on Saturday night, Ed set up the game and all that was left was all the laughing that ensued on Sunday morning. There was so much laughter, in fact, that Ed didn't take advantage of his sleep-in day and instead came out to see the fun.
Here is the leprechaun game that Ed created. Helen and Connor had to figure out the word in ALLCAPS. Although only Connor could read the clues, Helen deciphered a fair number of them. They had a great time.
Ed cut out paper clovers, and wrote the following poems:
You and I will have good times.
To follow a clue, pick a word that rhymes.
You can't catch me, I'm much too quick.
To find a clue, look on the porch for a (STICK).
|OK - on second thought, starting the game by giving your children a big stick may not have been the best idea.|
The next clue if really grand.
I love to play and dig in the (SAND).
|Helen was going to beat that little booger if she got close enough.|
You have almost found my treasure.
Next look in the place where your height we (MEASURE).
At about this point, Connor looked at me and made me tell him I had nothing to do with all this fuss, and indeed, I didn't!
You can't trap me, I'm much too wee.
Next look in the bathroom at the place you (PEE).
Look in the bed of a small (BABY).
The next clue is really neat.
Look under a booster (SEAT).
You can't find me, you are too slow.
To find some gold, look near the rain(BOW).
|Our players were really stumped by this clue. I have lots of glass stars hanging in our dining room / play area windows, so Connor posited that we'd have to wait until the sun was shining through them to see the rainbows.|
|But with a little prompting, Helen remembered where we have a rainbow at all times in our house.|
|Gold dollar coins! Woohoo!|