"Then when he goes in here, he will die!" I hear a 5th grader shout, as he points to a small box attached to a structure that he and his 1st grade friend have built.
Soon after I see another 5th grader reply, "No he doesn't die, he just gets tortured."
What kind of sick torture chambers are these kids building?
With shiny beads to entice the leprechaun, a ladder made out of popsicle sticks, a paper towel tube for him to slide down (leading him to his certain death, apparently), the little engineers have carefully planned each and every step.
Though I assured them, "The leprechaun doesn't die! He leaves you gold! Remember? Like the book we read!"
"Oh yeah! He will leave us gold!" The 1st grader lights up.
We will have to see, tomorrow morning if any of the traps have actually caught a leprechaun!
Hopefully what we find is gold, and not a mangled little man dressed in green. Gold is far better than torture.