It may be a day after St Paddy’s day, but the kids will still love these treats! A Cute St. Patrick’s Day Treat that kids will love to help make! These Leprechaun Hat Treats are easily made by kids with some adult help. Continue reading →
You can capture these Irish creatures by making a leprechaun trap.
The leprechaun trap really needs to include some real or chocolate coin money to attract these creatures. Leprechauns really love gold coins more than anything and will travel really far to find them. Continue reading →
Lots of Fun Facts to Discover About the Irish Leprechaun
No doubt most of us are familiar by now with the smiling little fellow or man-like figure appearing on a very popular brand of cereal and guarding his lucky charms.
What fun leprechaun facts for kids can we pass on and what do we really know about this magical, fairy-like, and legendary creature? Are leprechauns real, or are they just the creation of someone’s amazing imagination?
These funny-looking, bearded men and other little fairies form a large part of Irish history and folklore. They are also a huge topic of interest and fascination for people in America and all over the world.
Popular symbols such as four-leaf clovers, shamrocks, rainbows, and pots of gold have long been associated with this Irish fairy creature. Let’s learn more about the leprechaun with a great selection of fun trivia for kids and adults alike.
A leprechaun is a type of fairy from Irish folklore, similar to a gnome or an elf. They are small fairy folklore creatures about two feet tall resembling elves.
They normally have red beards, a black or green hat with a buckle called a cocked hat, green coat, and trousers with gold buttons and shiny black shoes.
Some Fun Facts About the Leprechaun
Leprechauns are believed to live mainly in areas of woodland and forest. People have spotted them near fairy mounds. Fairy mounds are special grass-covered mounds that suddenly rise up like a tiny hill in the ground.
These creatures are very fast and can move in a flash. You really need to move quietly and look hard to ever spot one. You can try looking for leprechauns when you’re in a woodland area that looks rather magical.
The leprechaun is often associated with handcrafts. They come from a long line of traditional shoemakers.
Though leprechauns look rather funny, they have a reputation for being grumpy and grouchy.
Each leprechaun has his very own pot of gold. He guards his pot of gold very carefully because he loves gold more than anything.
Just the Sort of Place You Might Expect to Find a Leprechaun!
Many people assume that these creatures only live in Ireland. However, leprechauns have the most amazing magic, which means that they can be found in many places around the world.
It is said that wherever Irish people exist, there are leprechauns to be found as well.
These funny little creatures can be found in most places and especially near an area of trees. Trees are special as they can hide behind them or up in the branches. Leprechauns are easily camouflaged and blend into woodland scenery because of all the green clothes that they wear.
However, we happen to like the traditional Irish version the best!
Are Leprechauns Real or Make Believe?
Many people believe in these very cunning and bearded little fellows and say they have either seen them or know someone who has.
Because not everyone is lucky enough to ever see a leprechaun, there are some people who sadly don’t believe that they are real. There are plenty of things that we cannot actually see in life. It doesn’t mean that things don’t exist though just because we cannot see them.
You cannot see the wind, but we know it is there and can feel it. When a leprechaun is nearby, you may not see it but you will feel the fairy magic. These fellows don’t want to be seen or caught because they’d really hate to have to give their pot of gold away. So that is why they are so hard to spot.
In 1989 a pub owner in the township of Carlingford, claims to have found clothing from a leprechaun. He put the clothes out on display in his pub’s bar. The town celebrates every year with a traditional hunt to find another one.
The Vikings and Leprechauns Legend
Leprechauns tend to avoid humans because, according to one very old legend, one of these kindly and magical fellows was tricked by the Vikings into revealing where the secret treasure was.
This treasure was hidden in a really beautiful garden that was protected by a magic spell. Only leprechauns could enter this magical garden, and their green clothing allowed them to enter unharmed.
The legend says that a Viking, who had been rescued when his ship was destroyed, became friends with a leprechaun.
The Viking made a plan to get into the garden. His friends helped, and they managed to steal the hidden treasure.
This is why leprechauns now avoid humans and distrust them. For that, you can blame the Vikings!
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Watch for signs of depression during COVID-19 and know how to support your child’s mental well-being.
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Like many other plant-based foods, such as red wine, tea, fruits and veggies, chocolate contains flavonoids — powerful antioxidants whose job is to counter the harmful effects of free radicals and toxic metals in our bodies. In fact, move over Earl Grey, dark chocolate contains four times more of the tea flavonoid catechin than, well, tea. Continue reading →
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