Lesson Plan Title : A Rhyme to Find the Gold

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: In this activity, students create a scavenger hunt using rhymes. They are divided into groups and asked to write directions and verse to show where the Leprechaun has hidden his gold. The students then follow the directions to find a sweet treat.

Objective: The student will be able to create a rhyme that tells the way to Leprechaun's pot of gold.


Chocolate gold coins


Have students work together in pairs or small groups to create a rhyme that tells others where a Leprechaun has hidden his pot of gold. Have them choose a spot somewhere in the school and write a rhyme to lead the class there. Their rhyme should be written as a riddle and make it difficult for the students to find the gold. It should not be one sentence that tells the students exactly where to look.

When all the groups have finished, take the students on a hunt to find all the gold. Each time the students successfully figure out a verse and find the gold pass out some chocolate coins.

Wrap Up:

You may want to place a minimum or maximum number of riddles the students can use in their verses. If the class is stuck, ask the group to give them hints that will help them along.