St. Patrick’s Day Story Time – Family

Opening song

Book: The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert

story of the leprechaun

Song: “Dance, Dance Leprechaun Dance”
(to tune of “Skip to My Lou”)
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance.
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance.
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance,
Do a dance for me.

Bow…
Clap…
Search, search, search for gold…
Jump…

(Finish with…)
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit for our next story.
(Source: Jen in the Library)

Book: Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley

good luck bear

Song/flannel: “The rattlin’ bog” (idea from Mel’s Desk) – clap during chorus, and do call and response for each verse’s first line.

rattlin bog

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

green

Song: “St. Patrick’s Day Song” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig,
If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig,
If you’re wearing green today,
Dance a jig, then smile and say,
If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig.

“If you’re wearing green today, clap your hands”….
“If you’re wearing green today, spin around”….
“If you’re wearing green today, shout “Hurray!””….
“If you’re wearing green today, stomp your feet”….
(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry

duckies rainbow

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Movie: A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman

 

Hide and Seek Story Time – Family

Opening Song: These Are My Glasses

Book: Hide and Seek by Il Sung Na

HideandSeek

Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! And fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! And come back, Jill!

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Soft and one named LOUD . . .

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky
One named Low and one named High. . .

Two little blackbirds sitting on a stick
One named Slow and one named Quick. . .

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Flannel:  Green Sheep Hide and Seek

Hide sheep behind colored doors.
Green sheep green sheep, playing hide and seek.
Are you under the __ door?
Let’s take a peek!

Adapted from So Tomorrow blog

green sheep

Song: “Clap Your Hands” by Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs for Children

Book: No Bed Without Ted by Nicola Smee

nobed

Craft:

Lift-the-flap houses – color animals, glue them behind doors of construction paper houses

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