“St. Patrick’s Day” Preschool Storytime

preschool st pat's

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro

Song – Jim Gill “Silly Dance Contest”

Five Little Leprechauns
Five little leprechauns digging for some gold (digging motion)
One slipped down and fell into a hole (falling)
The others called a fairy
That started to scold “No more leprechauns digging for gold!” (shaking finger)
Four little leprechauns digging for some gold
(And so on…)
No little leprechauns to dig for gold (shrug shoulders)
All wee five are down in the hole (hold up five fingers then point down)
Above them stands the fairy who loudly scolds (hands on hips)
“I told you to stop digging for that gold!” (shaking finger)
Source: Kids Soup 

Book- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing 

The Leprechauns are Leapinng
Tune:  “The Ants Go Marching”
The leprechauns are leaping around,
Hooray, hooray!
They are happy when it is St. Patrick’s Day.
Some leap high, some leap low.
They all wear green wherever they go.
Oh, we’re oh so glad the Leprechauns could come today.
Source: Preschool Express

I’m a Little Leprechaun     
Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”
I’m a little leprechaun.
Watch me dance.
Up go my feet.
Up go my hands.
When I get excited,
You will know.  (loooooong dramatic pause)
Faster and faster
I will go!
Source: Preschool Express

 Book – Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry

Do You Feel Lucky? felt board 

Song- Irish Rovers “The Unicorn Song
We did one verse of this song using animal motions that I learned during (ahem) past St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. We then used bubbles for the rest of the song.  

 

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early Literacy Tip:
You can help your child make a rainbow appear on the wall by having her place a small mirror in a glass of water.  Then, have her place the glass on a window ledge in the direct sun light. Help her adjust the mirror so that the light hits the mirror and reflects through the water, creating a rainbow on the wall. Have her name all the colors she can see.
Source: Preschool Express

Bonus joke: What’s Irish and sits out on the lawn all summer?
Paddy O’Furniture

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

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