I did this activity with three children at my daycare on St. Patrick’s Day. They sure got a kick out of finding the leprechaun’s footprints! Since the children’s ages ranged from 2 to 3.5 years old, the Gold Coin Questions I asked varied in difficulty. It was so much fun to watch their little eyes light up with excitement as they received their gold coins and then counted them!
- 8 Pieces of Foam
- 1 pack of Toy Gold Coins
- Using rectangular pieces of foam (preferably green), cut out eight feet to represent Leprechaun’s footprints.
- Place the footprints on the floor to make it appear as though the Leprechaun was walking.
- At the end of the footprints, set out a bowl of toy gold coins.
- Have your child follow the footprints by carefully stepping on each one. When they get to the pot of gold, ask the child a Gold Coin Question (Ex. “What is the color of the sun?”) and if they get the answer correct, they can get a gold coin. Repeat until the pot of gold is empty. Then, watch your child’s face light up as they count the number of gold coins they collected.