Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of Irish Tales whenever is convenient.
• Written by Teresa Bateman
• Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
• Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
• Presented by Happy Cultivated
After the Leprechaun King steals all the luck, Fiona comes up with a plan to get it back.
I Heart Crafty Things has instructions for making a leprechaun hand puppet using a manilla envelope:
The Leprechaun’s Gold
• Written by Pamela Duncan Edwards
• Illustrated by Henry Cole
• Published by Katherine Tegan Books
• Presented by Once Upon a Story
Old Pat hopes to plat his harp for the king in this classic Irish legend with a timeless lesson about the power of kindness and good deeds
Happiness is Homemade has several fun craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day:
The Story of the Leprechaun
• Written by Katherine Tegan
• Illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Storytime Now
This story tells why leprechauns hides their gold.
Typically Simple has instructions for making felt shamrock stick puppets:
Shamrock Beat: Irish Dance for Kids by FunikJam
Rattlin’ Bog by The Wiggles
Morning Town Ride by the Irish Rovers
JUST FOR FUN:
Take a Field Trip to Breffni Irish Dance Academy with KidVision Pre-K
In this show from South Florida PBS, a group of kids learn how to dance an Irish jig.
RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:
I’m a Little Leprechaun
(tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little leprechaun dressed in green
The tiniest man you have ever seen
If you ever catch me, so it’s told
I’ll give you my big pot of gold.
I’m a little leprechaun, image that
With my little green boots and my big green hat
At the end of the rainbow, so it’s told
You will find my pot of gold.
(Do the actions as they are read)
Touch the ground
Stand on your toes
Touch your nose
Hands in the air
Hands in your hair
Arms out wide
Arms by your side
Smile and frown
Sit right down.
Five Green Shamrocks
One green shamrock in the morning dew
Another one sprouted, now there are two.
Two green shamrocks grow beneath a tree
You spot another one, now there are three.
Three green shamrocks by the cottage door
There grows another one, now there are four.
Four green shamrocks near a beehive
The bees found another one, now there are five.
Five green shamrocks, sitting in a jar
You picked them and now how lucky you are!