Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Leprechaun Service Adventure

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I made up this fun little Leprechaun poem and treat for Guy to take to Preschool for his assigned snack day.  The idea started with rainbow colored fishy crackers and turned into a St. Patrick's Day service idea.  

I made some very simple snack-sized drawstring bags using some St. Pattie's Day-themed fabric that I've had around for a few years now.   Each bag is filled with goldfish crackers and there is a chocolate gold coin hidden inside for each child to discover.

The full poem says:

The leprechaun is a tricky creature
Sneakiness is his most famous feature
Maybe you can be sneaky too
By thinking of special things to do
To help people young and old
Because helping people is better than gold.

What can you do?
Put away clothes or pick up toys
Be a good friend, make a joyful noise
With every secret act of service you do
You'll feel happy through and through.

You can download the tags that I used here.  (1st half of the poem....2nd half of the poem).  You should be able to print them front to back on card stock to create tags like the ones shown here.  Or scroll down to find the full poem on a longer tag.  And feel free to change it up and make it your own.  I thought it would be fun to instruct the children to leave a gold coin for the recipient of their kind acts to find....and wonder WHO did it! :)

Anyway, you could send these treats to church for the Primary kids or make some for your own little ones and see how many secret acts of service they can do "on the down-low" before St. Pattie's Day arrives!  Have fun!



The Leprechaun is a Tricky Creature Full Poem

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25 comments:

  1. what a cute idea...encourages the wee ones to serve others...

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  2. adorable...coin looks like JFK who was as much irish as he was american.

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  3. "Because helping people is better than gold." Wonderful words. Thanks for stoping by and taking time to comment in my blog...
    http://thendralscraft.blogspot.com

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  4. This is totally cute!!! What a fun way to get kids to think of themselves as helpful. :)

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  5. very cute!!

    I also love Elder Wirthlin's quote that you have on your sidebar.

    have a good day :)

    Sarah
    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is SO cute! I was trying to think of a quote or poem to use for my mom's seminary class for St. Patricks Day and this will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. What a fun idea. I'm sure the children will be thrilled.

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  8. Cute idea! My 1st grader's class has been concentrating on Random Acts of Kindness, so this would be great to send in to his class, too. Thanks for the idea an poem!

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  9. How cute is that?

    Answer: VERY cute.

    =)

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  10. Such a sweet idea and I know the kids would really get the message! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment. I am your newest follower! *SMILES*

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  11. Wow, thank you for this great idea. I have a group of 8 to 11 year old girls that I will be doing a activity on Service. This saved my day. I had been struggling to come up with a good idea. Blessings and thanks to you! LeAnn

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  12. Wish I could send these to kindergarten...

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  13. This is so amazing!! I can't wait to feature it on my St. Patrick's Day site.

    Laurie
    TipJunkie.com

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  14. Very sweet! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!! :)

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  15. OH MY GOODNESS WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!! THANK. YOU!

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  16. Love this idea!
    But am I the only one having trouble printing? It cut off part of the side and bottoms.

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  17. So cute-you are seriously awesome!

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  18. great idea and an awesome post.

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  19. L.O.V.E. IT!!!! You're so clever JC

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  20. You always have THE BEST ideas!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  21. very cute! Stumbled across your blog, adn I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing this creative idea.  I'm using this in our FHE tonight to encourage service among my kiddos.  I bought some plastic gold coins and will tell them to leave a coin wherever they do service; their goal will be to get rid of the gold!  I adapted your cute poem just a little and wanted to share my changes (I hope you don't mind).  Thanks again for a great idea!!























    The
    leprechaun is a tricky creature;


    Sneakiness
    is his most famous feature!


    Maybe
    you can be sneaky too


    By
    thinking of special things to do


    To
    help people young and old,


    Because
    helping people is better than gold.


     


    What
    can you do?


    Put
    away clothes or pick up toys,


    Be
    a good friend, make a joyful noise.


    After
    every secret act of service you do,


    Leave
    a coin nearby when you’re through.


    You’ll
    gain more than you thought you had


    When
    your pouch is empty; you’ll feel so glad!

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  23. Thanks for sharing, Diana!  I bet your kids are going to have a blast!!! :)

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