CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

March 14, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day—Children’s Stories & Poems

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

  ST. PATRICK’S DAY

  CHILDREN’S STORIES & POEMS

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For children (of all ages) I surfed the Internet and found the following sites with stories, poems, and finger plays that provide St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, especially when waiting to see where the shamrock and the pot of gold are hidden.

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Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?
A: Because he couldn’t afford airfare.
Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland?
A: Because he couldn’t afford airfare.
Why do frogs like St. Patrick’s Day?
A: Because they’re always wearing green.

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What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck. ~Author Unknown
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rainbowTONGUE TWISTERS
Irish Wrist Watch (say 5 or more times but really fast)

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EENSY, WEENSY LEPRECHAUN
An eensy, weensy leprechaun
Came out St. Patrick’s Day
To look for 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

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I’M A LITTLE LEPRECHAUN (Sing to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little leprechaun

Dressed in green,

The tiniest man

That you have seen.

If you ever catch me,

so it’s told,

I’ll give you my big pot of gold.

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FAIR, BROWN, AND TREMBLING—AN IRISH CINDERELLA STORY

King Hugh Curucha lived in Tir Conal, and he had three daughters, whose names were Fair, Brown, and Trembling. Fair and Brown had new dresses, and went to church every Sunday. Trembling was kept at home to do the cooking and work. They would not let her go out of the house at all; for she was more beautiful than the other two, and they were in dread she might marry before themselves.
They carried on in this way for seven years. At the end of seven years the son of the king of Emania fell in love with the eldest sister.
One Sunday morning, after the other two had gone to church, the old henwife came into the kitchen to Trembling, and said: “It’s at church you ought to be this day, instead of working here at home.”
“How could I go?” said Trembling. “I have no (more…)

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