Music and Movement: Go Green for the Irish

Music & Movement: Go Green for the Irish
March 14th, 10:15 and 11am

Opening Song: Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard
"When I'm glad to see all of you, I like to clap my hands, stamp my feet, I especially like to shake my hips (wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!), I even like to nod my head, and then I like to see how many times I can blink my eyes."

Song: Silver Spear (Jig) by Irish All-Stars (ignore the ridiculous costume on that poor model)
Dance around Irish style (or attempt!) This was fun. I found the song on iTunes because I needed to download it immediately but most any Riverdance or upbeat Celtic or Gaelic music would work.

Story: Leprechaun, Leprechaun
I'm so glad I found this. It's great! Thanks Storytime ABC's!! I printed out clip art to match the different pieces of the story and followed the script just as she wrote it.

Flannel board: Find the Leprechaun
Did you post this on your blog? Let me know! I think I saw it online, but can't pull anything up now.
I used my Little Mouse's Houses flannel set with a leprechaun I printed off the computer. I hid the leprechaun and the kids tried to guess which house he was hiding in. Easy and fun!

Song: The Rattlin' Bog by The Nields
There are millions of versions of this song, I happen to like this one. We acted out the verses. Kids got a little lost, but the adults enjoyed this one.

Book: Duckie's Rainbow by Frances Barry

I wish this was still in print so I could get a copy for my storytime reference collection! Sigh.

Song: St. Patrick's Day by Dr. Jean from Happy Everything
I used her suggested actions. I taught them to the kids before hand since there are a lot. I talked through how the song would go and what we would do when.

Song: Toora Loora Loora by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
I believe my introduction was "snuggle up and listen to this Irish lullaby." That was it.

Closing Rhyme: (borrowed from the librarians at the Ames Public Library)
We read a book / We sang a song / Let's blow a kiss / And say so long.
Teach sign language for book & song, mimic blowing a kiss, wave for so long.



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