We had more that a wee bit of fun with these stories, songs and fingerplays!
Books: The Three Wishes by Margot Zemach, Sausages by Jessica Souhami, St. Patrick’s Day Countdown by Salina Yoon, The Enormous Potato retold by Aubrey Davis, What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand, Magic Box by Katie Cleminson, Silly Sally by Audrey Wood, Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry, Green by Sarah Schuette, Green by Patricia Stockland
Do Your Ears Point Up?
Do your ears point up? (pull on tops of ears)
Do you have a lot of luck? (cross fingers)
For gold do you dig? (pretend to dig)
Can you do an Irish Jig? (dance a jig)
If you answered, “Yes”, (nod yes)
You’re a leprechaun, I guess! (wink eye)
The Eensy Weensy Leprechaun
An eensy weensy leprechaun came out St. Patrick’s Day, (show tiny size with thumb and index finger)
To look for the gold that was hidden far away, (place had above eyes & look right and left)
Over the rainbow was where he was told, (make arch motion with arm, then point down to the ground)
So, with a wink of his green eye, he ran to get the gold! (point to eye & wink, then pretend to run)
St. Patrick’s Day
Five little leprechauns, running out to play, (hold up 5 fingers)
Found a big rainbow blocking their way! (make arch motion with arm)
Follow me, cried one, running fast and bold, (point thumb at chest, then pretend to run)
And he slid down the rainbow to the pot of gold! (make arch motion with arm, then big circle with both arms)
“I Saw a Pig Do an Irish Jig” by John Jacobson (Holiday Hop ‘Til You Drop CD)
“The Teensy Weensy Leprechaun” (Holiday Piggyback Songs CD)
“Kerry’s Ten-Penny Wash” by Kindermusik (Rig-A-Jig-Jig CD)
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