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Growing Leprechaun Hair

St. Patrick's Day is hands-down my favorite holiday of the year! I love building the excitement of the sneaky leprechaun as soon as March begins! One of my favorite activities is growing leprechaun hair.

It's such a simple (and fun) activity. You just add dirt, grass seeds, and stick on a leprechaun's face near the top of the cup. I found these green cups from the Dollar Tree.

Easy Steps for Growing Leprechaun Hair

Want to grow your own leprechaun heads and hair? Click {here} for the leprechaun heads & growth chart (completely free and printable).

This chart has spaces for your students to write the date and write about the progress of the “hair” growth. Again, easy to use and kids love checking in on the growth of their leprechaun!

picture of how to grow leprechaun hair | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

After a week or so your leprechauns hair will get wild! Kids seriously love this fun and easy-to-do activity!

easy steps for growing leprechaun hair with a cup | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Looking for an easy way to motivate good behavior in March? Check out Lucky You Behavior!

This one little leprechaun will have your kiddos on their best behavior throughout the month! Need more ideas for March? Go check outย A Treasure of Ideas for March!

a treasure of ideas for march | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

And if you're wanting to dive right into some fun (and of course, learning-centric) St. Patrick's Day Snap Cube ideas head here!


Letting your kids learn all about counting in a fun way is the key to helping those skills stick. While growing leprechaun hair isn't the only fun idea for St. Patrick's Day it's one of my classroom's favorites!

Your kids will enjoy the fun side of checking in on their leprechaun, all while working on their counting and writing skills. It's a win-win!

Let me know in the comments below if your kids enjoy this fun experiment with growing their leprechaun hair!

19 Responses

  1. I love the little "Chia Leprechauns" lol They're adorable! Considering most of the grass here in Indiana is covered in snow…or the snow melted and it's squishy it's nice to see from fresh green grass! I also love the common and proper noun thing. Very cute.

    You Might Be a First Grader…

  2. I am dying over here over those cute leprechauns. The kiddos will love that. We made dirt babies before and the kiddos loved giving them a "haircut". =)

    You have an adorable blog. I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit when you get the chance. =)

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  3. I've been looking for that leprechaun project and I am so happy to find you. I found you through the Blog by State linky party. Love to meet my California bloggers. I am your newest follower. Thanks for sharing.
    Kindergarten Milestones

  4. Those shoes ARE fabulous and the leprechaun hair is adorable. Thanks for sharing! Thanks, also, for the common/proper noun sheet… I had yet another conversation with my first graders on this topic just this morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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