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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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 clothes good enough to wear at church; and if my sisters were to see me there, they’d kill me for going out of the house.”
“I’ll give you,” said the henwife, “a finer dress than either of them has ever seen. And now tell me what dress will you have?”
“I’ll have,” said Trembling, “a dress as white as snow, and green shoes for my feet.”
Then the henwife put on the cloak of darkness, clipped a piece from the old clothes the young woman had on, and asked for the whitest robes in the world and the most beautiful that could be found, and a pair of green shoes.
That moment she had the robe and the shoes, and she brought them to Trembling, who put them on. When Trembling was dressed and ready, the henwife said: “I have a honey-bird here to sit on your  CONTINUE

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I AM A SHAMROCK
Rebekah
I am a shamrock
Who hides on the ground.
When you come and find me,
Don’t make a sound.
Pick me up very carefully;
Don’t let me fall apart.
You can make a wish from me
By holding it close to your heart
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TREASURE HUNT
St. Patrick’s Day is coming
And you might think it’s a joke.
But I’d like to get my hands on
One of the little folk.

For they say in good old Ireland
If a Leprechaun you hold.
You’ll go to the end of the rainbow
To his treasure pot of gold.

It may be a lot of blarney
For tis written in Irish folklore.
The Isle is home to the fairies
To be sure, to be sure, to be sure.

© 2001, Nancy Russell
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FIVE LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS
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.
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AN IRISH BLESSING
May those who love us, love us;
And for those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts,
And if He can’t turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles,
So we will know them by their limping!

A BLESSING FROM SAINT PATRICK

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand.

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IRISH BLESSING

May the Irish hills caress you.

May her lakes and rivers bless you.

May the luck of the Irish enfold you.

May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

The Greening of the Chicago River

My Tinge of Irish Heritage: The Googins Family

IMAGE SOURCES

http://www.coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com/july-4th-coloring-pages.html

http://www.squidoo.com/st-patricks-day-coloring-pages-2

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/st-patricks-day-colouring-pages

http://www.coloring.ws/patrick.htm

http://www.thekidzpage.com/colouring_menus/pbdom/pages/c0579f.htm

http://www.examiner.com/article/st-patick-s-day-coloring-pages-free-printable-st-patrick-s-day-pictures

http://www.coloring.ws/patrick/patrick8.gif

 

 

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