Once you've caught the leprechaun, he will offer you some gold to let him go....
unless you have a really, really wise and honest almost 5 year old who gets very upset and exclaims "but taking gold that doesn't belong to you is STEALING!! I'm going to call the police man and have him taken to jail. We do NOT steal."
Leave it to Ella to have to be all moral in my creative mommy moment. Geez!
We did, indeed, catch something. But, it wasn't a leprechaun. We caught a duck off the lake who apparently really loves fruit loops.
This, my friends, is why I rarely bother with these creative mommy things...they always backfire on me.
I did close the box later and let the children lift it up to reveal a few gold coins and some chocolate wrapped in gold paper.
They totally didn't buy it.
Hope you all had a festive St. Patty's Day. I couldn't even get a decent photo of the kids all decked out in their green outfits. Mommy fail!