9 Fun Leprechaun Tricks To Play On Your Kids

As if the Easter Bunny, Santa, and The Tooth Fairy aren’t enough, the Leprechaun comes to visit us on St. Patrick’s Day.

9 Fun Leprechaun Tricks to play on your kids

It didn’t start out that way. He just started visiting two years ago.

And then he skipped a year.

I’ll explain :)

My parents were visiting two years ago for St. Patrick’s Day. Mom and I thought it would be fun for the leprechaun to come visit.

And it was fun.

Here are 9 fun leprechaun tricks that our little guy played on us!

1. The leprechaun put the ketchup in the shower, and the shampoo in the fridge. (We knew it was him because he left shamrocks behind)

Leprechaun Tricks In Fridge

2. He turned the milk green!

Leprechaun Changing Milk Color

3. He closed up all the toilet paper rolls with his shamrock stickers.

Leprechaun TP

But the worst thing that the mischievous leprechaun did?

4. He put tattoos on the kids when they were sleeping!

Leprechaun Tattoo

And not only did he tattoo the kids, he got Grandma and Grandpa, too! Grandpa likes making silly faces for the camera.

Leprechaun Tattoo

Leprechaun Tattoos

The leprechaun wasn’t all tricks. He left a small bucket of treats, too :)

Leprechaun Treats

I can’t tell you how much fun the kids had. They laughed and giggled and raced around the house to see what else the leprechaun might have done.

Some other things they found:

5. The bags of Cheerios and Life cereal (the ones we let them eat regularly) were switched with the Lucky Charms and Apple Jacks! When the boys went to open the Lucky Charms, they pulled out Cheerios!

6. The boy’s pajamas were in their underwear drawer, and their underwear were in the hiding spot under their beds.

7. Their toothbrushes were under the candy in the pantry.

8. Their toothpaste was in the fridge.

9. Their shoes were lined up nice and neat… except they were mismatched.

For every mischievous act, the leprechaun left a sticker to tell the boys it was his fault.

Last year, we were in Hawaii during St. Patrick’s Day. We had no idea that when we got home, one of the first things the boys would do was look around the house to see if the leprechaun stopped by while we were gone.

And for the last year? The leprechaun has received more mentions than the Easter Bunny and Santa combined. So naturally… I have started to plan early this year.

I wish I had thought to grab some extra tattoos when we started, because those “pinch me” ones were priceless! But look what I found last week:

Leprechaun Stickers

Body stickers! Body stickers (vs. tattoos) mean that you don’t have to sneak into your kid’s room in the middle of the night, get them wet with a washcloth, and try to apply a temporary tattoo to a sleeping child. Score!

Have you thought about creating a Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt?


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    Gramma Teetsie says:

    I am kind of afraid of what the leprechaun might leave me this year. But kind of excited too. Maybe he will leave me a tattoo with my grandsons initials (oops, he already did that, the permanent kind). But what fun those boys had. And the fun we had there with them? Priceless, just like every other time we are there with all of you.

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    debbie says:

    That is so fun! I’ve never heard of anyone doing this and I love it!
    But, don’t enter me as my kids are older and these stickers should go to someone who has younger kiddos.

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    You have such a fun house! I love everything the leprechaun does especially the tattoos. Our’s is pretty boring…only green toilet water and maybe a mess in the family room. Tattoos might be a new addition this year.

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    grandma dawn says:

    Fun! Becca, you are such a great mom! I want to be a kid again and live with you! I think the leprechaun might dye the tip of Dezi’s tail green or maybe dye Grandpa’s hair green! Haha.. that would be pretty funny. ;)

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    grandma dawn says:

    I’ve gotta say it… Nice legs Grandma Teetsie!!! Those are grandma legs??? Criminy!

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    AZLB says:

    oh I love this! We are so going to join the fun this year. What would we do..def the milk green. Probably put her stuffed animals in strange high places all over the house. Leave a green confetti trail around the house to the end of the rainbow and gold coins…I will have to think of more!

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    Molly says:

    I’m not sure what the leprechaun might do … I think the Borrowers have beaten Larry to that punchline this spring. But I do know where the Kiss Me sticker would go. Thomas’ cheek. He’ll be very glad that’s spring break week and his *very* Irish mom doesn’t make him wear it to school.

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    Marianne Boulos says:

    I think the Leprechaun might change all our clocks in the house…but not the one in the car, and when the kids get in the car they will notice a bag of green bread crumbs on the dash board and a note from the Leprechaun saying “You have an extra hour before school starts (with an arrow pointing to the cars clock) why don’t you enjoy this Spring day and go for a hike at the Lake and feed the ducks these green bread crumbs”.
    The tricks he will play is adding green dye to the tooth paste so their teeth turn green, wrapping tape tight over the hand sprayer at the kitchen sink so when someone turns the faucet on they will get sprayed with water, he’ll probably place black elec tape over the sensors for all the TV’s so that the remote controls will not work, then he will turn all the kids coats inside out, and place green gummy worms in their shoes and in their pockets, and while making the school lunches…he’ll put some in their sandwiches too!

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      Christi says:

      Whoa… looks like Aunt Marianne has been thinking about this one! :-)

      I love this idea. Maybe, for Saint Patrick’s Day, I’ll do a scavenger hunt with chocolate gold coins. Each clue leads to a different coin (and another clue… or “leprechaun riddle”), until you reach the pot of gold (with LOTS of chocolate gold coins and some fun other presents, too). How fun!!

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    Chelsea says:

    I had never even thought about inviting a leprechaun to visit for St. Patrick’s Day… now I’m going to have to start planning!

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    Christina says:

    That is too cute! You guys really get into the spirit!

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    dayna says:

    What a fun household you run :)

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    Deb says:

    Well, the leprechaun didn’t visit and when my 6 yr old got up at 5:20 and didn’t find anything – she was very disappointed. We never had that growing up – but I guess one of her friends told her about it (but she never mentioned it to me) I felt like such a bad mom! I am going to plan much better for next year! Thanks for all the suggestions!

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    Sarah says:

    I used green paint to leave green footsteps on the walls, windows, and floor. My daughter woke and was so mad that that dirty leprechaun left a mess- that was until she found some green toys and treats. Then we spent a lot of time trying to figure out how he got from place to place in the house without leaving a trail. (Lol) The next year I didn’t do it because I didn’t think she really loved it. She was sooo heartbroken he didn’t come. This year I’m back to coming up with great ideas. Thanks for the tips!

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