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Leprechaun Gold Toss

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An Activity for School Age Children:
Create a leprechaun hat toss game that challenges children to aim for the gold! Create a
hat using construction paper and a flower pot as a stand, then crinkle up pieces of yellow
construction paper as golden nuggets. Toss the nuggets into the leprechaun hat to score!

Before You Begin:
You'll need something stable to hold the hat bucket. We used a papier-mâché flowerpot
decorated as a leprechaun. You could adhere to cardboard or another heavier object.

Let's Get Started:
Cut a circle approximately 6" in diameter from green construction paper for the hat base.
Cut another strip approximately 4" x 12" for the hat barrel. Affix the two ends of the strip
together with tape or glue to make a cylinder. Affix the cylinder to the base of the hat with



Cut a black strip for the hat band and decorate with glitter, stickers, glitter glue, confetti and any other collage materials you can imagine.


Affix the hat onto a heavy base of your choice (pictured here is a papier-mâché flower pot decorated like the leprechaun's head) using glue.


Cut a piece of 9" x 12" yellow construction paper into 9 pieces (size does not have to be exact). Have the kids join in to scrunch the squares into tight balls to resemble nuggets of gold.


Children will love tossing the nuggets into the hat and counting how many they made. Keep score, or just play for fun!