St. Pats Week

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St. Patrick's Day Books

St. Patrick's Day

by Victoria Smith

Poems and Songs

St. Patrick's Day

Author Unknown

Leprechauns peeking,
Around a willow tree,
Pussy willows waking,
Longing to be free.
Colleens and shamrocks
And castles old and gray,
Put them all together
To make St. Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day

Author Unknown

St. Patrick came from Ireland
A country trimmed with green
It has the shamrocks and the pipes
Those leprechauns you've seen
Those leprechauns will trip you
You'll fall flat on your face
They'll tickle your nose and sour the milk
Then find a hiding place!

St. Patrick's Day

 by Aileen Fisher

Oh, my mother isn't Irish
And my father isn't too,
But today I feel as Irish
As the really Irish do.

For today I wear a shamrock
That is green in every way
And though I am Canadian,
I am Irish -- for today!


Author Unknown

Leprechaun, leprechaun, fly across the sea
And fetch an emerald shamrock for you and me.
Do not bring a nettle or a thistle for a joke,
But bring an Irish shamrock, for we are Irish folk.
And you and I, my leprechaun, will wear the shamrock gay,
And match it with and Irish smile upon St. Patrick's Day!

The Leprechaun

Author Unknown

A leprechaun is small and green
He hides where he cannot be seen.
But if you catch one on this day,
He must give his gold away.

I'm a Little Leprechaun

Author Unknown
(tune: I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green
The tiniest man that you have ever seen.
If you ever catch me,
So it's told,
I'll give to you my pot of gold.

Five Little  Leprechauns

Author Unknown

Five little leprechauns scurrying by my door,
One jumped away, then there were four.
Four little leprechauns climbing in my tree,
One hid in the green leaves, then there were three.
Three little leprechauns, just a busy few,
One went for a pot of gold, then there were two.
Two little leprechauns, having lots of fun,
One hopped over the rainbow, then there was one.
One little leprechaun, with all his work done.
He slipped off for a nap, then there were none.

Eensy Weensy Leprechaun

Author Unknown

An eensy, weensy leprechaun
Came out on St. Patrick's Day.
To look for the gold
That was hidden far away.
Over the rainbow
Was where he was told.
So, with a wink of his green eye,
He ran to get the gold.




Guided Reading

The Leprechaun At School from KinderReaders


This leveled guided reading book is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day unit. 



What Do Leprechauns Wear? 

On Friday, March 16, we will make a leprechaun paperbag puppet and complete the Leprechaun description:  They write their name on the first line and color words to describe their leprechaun for the remainder of the sentences.

            _________________ is a leprechaun.

            He is wearing a ______________ hat,

            __________ coat, ______________ pants,

            and __________shoes.


  We will write a story about what kind of trick they would play if they were a leprechaun.

Links!  Go green
Leprechaun Fun - Billy Bear
Leprechaun Coloring Page - First-School
Leprechaun Craft - First-School
Leprechaun Crossword Puzzles - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Maze #1 - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Maze #2 - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Maze #3 - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Maze #4 - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Maze #5 - Kids Domain
Leprechaun Coloring Pages - Coloring Pg

Leprechaun Mask

Leprechaun Songs & Fingerplays

Art Activities

TLC Shamrock

Spring and Summer Book



TLC March Kite

A Year Of Quilts



TLC Leprechaun

Spring and Summer Book





TLC Jack Be Nimble Leprechaun

More Nursery Rhymes



St. Patrick's Day Wreath Craft


Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet




Math Activities


Lucky Charm Sort

from Teaching is a Work of Heart


Lucky Charm Graph

from Teaching is a Work of Heart




Science Activity


Living Leprechauns

Found in Winter 2005 KToT Newsletter

Original Author Unknown


Materials Needed:

Styrofoam cups



Cotton Balls


Grass Seeds



Give each child a Styrofoam cup.  Have them draw or paste precut facial features on the cup.  Use cotton balls for the beard.  The next day fill the cup with dirt and plant the grass seeds.  Each Leprechaun should have a green head of hair soon!






Online Project

St. Patrick's Day Online Project




St. Patrick's Day On-Line Games


Concentration Memory Game


Dress the Leprechaun



St. Patrick's Pot O Gold Game







For Fun



Read the Legend of the Leprechaun



Leprechaun Trap and Rubric

Snake Alert GameSnake Alert Game!!The snakes have invaded Ireland!  See if you can help St. Patrick find all the snakes and toss them into the sea.  Use the mouse to drag the objects.  (Flash)

Animated Jigsaw PuzzleJigsaw puzzle of animated Irish bunny with a shamrock.  (Flash)

Pinch Me! GamePrimary Games 

Billy Bear Games  Kids Domain






Bulletin Board Ideas

I got this idea from Busy Teacher's Cafe.



Other St. Patrick's Day Pages






Last Updated  03/13/2007