Story Time

St. Patrick's Day
Submitted by: Charity, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Leprechaun Gold by:Bateman, Teresa
A leprechaun tries to repay a favor with gold, but the man won't accept it--until it comes in the form of a woman with hair of gold and a heart to match.
The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick by:Macgill-Callahan, Sheila
Long ago, troublesome snakes roamed the hills of Ireland, bringing evil and mischief everywhere they went. Before Patrick becomes a saint, he drives all the snakes out of Ireland with a ring of his magic bell--except one, which he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness.
Ring of Truth: an original Irish Tale by:Bateman, Teresa
After the king of leprechauns bestows upon him the Ring of Truth, Patrick O'Kelley no longer expects to win a blarney contest.
Songs
I'm a little leprechaun
to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you ever seen.
If you ever catch me, it is told,
I'll give you my pot of gold!

What do you do on St Patrick's Day
to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush"
What do you do on St Patricks Day, St Patricks Day, St Patricks Day
You say what all the Irish Say
"I wish you top of the morning"

what...
you dance as all the pipers play
and wish you top of the morning
On St Patricks Day
to the tune of "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush"
Let's wear green and dance a jug
dance a jug, dance a jug,
Let's wear green and dance a jug
On St Patricks Day.
Little Leprechaun
to the tune of "put you little foot"
Little Leperechaun, little leprechaun,
little leprechaun "hello."
Little Leprechaun, little leprechaun,
you're a leprechaun, I know.

you're a cute little elf,
If I say so myself,
when you pop up in green
every March 17.

repeat first verse
Craft
Coloring page http://janbrett.com/saint_patricks_coloring.htm
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Other
Irish Washerwoman Dance
teach every one the Irish Washerwoman

use recording "Folk dances from near and far" or "Rhythmically moving 3"

Make a big circle
go in four steps, stomp 4 times, go back four steps,
turn around your partner in 4 beats,
everyone go round the circle for 16 counts
Notes
The music for the dance goes kind of fast, so practice before you turn on the music; also just call the steps the whole time and everyone will do fine (good counting lesson for the little people).