• Suzie Olsen

STEAM Activity: Building a Leprechaun House

Updated: Apr 2

Happy St. Patrick's Day STEM Sparkers! We're writing this post a little early so you have plenty of time to prep your own leprechaun house. This STEM (or STEAM) idea is posted all over Pinterest as leprechaun traps, but at STEM Spark we asked ourselves are you more likely to catch a leprechaun by building them a nice, inviting house or a cold, steel cage? We're sure some would argue a cold cage, but we decided an inviting house might grant us a few more golden coins. Read below on how we made our leprechaun house.


You'll Need

Duplo or Lego

Marshmallows


What We Did

1) Jack built a house out of Duplo.


2) Next Jack and I laid out some marshmallows in front of the Duplo house (a well known fact that Leprechauns can't resist marshmallows, especially ones that look like charms).


3) The Leprechaun opened his door to us and shared his golden coins with us! Success!


If you don't have Duplo or Lego to build a house for a leprechaun, what else could you build the house with? What other things would you do different (from us)? And isn't it awesome in engineering (and other STEAM disciplines) that there is more than one way to build a leprechaun house (aka solve a problem)? STEM Sparkers, please share with us in the comments below! We hope you enjoy your St. Patrick's Day with a little bit of luck and lot of STEM (or STEAM)!


PS: Like I could resist a St. Patrick's Day joke. What did Yoda say to the Leprechaun? "Tiny, green and lucky am I. Share your pot of gold I can?"


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