A St. Patrick’s Day Circle

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon! We focus on the religious aspects during our devotions and Christian education, so during circle our emphasis is on the fanciful. We start out with an action poem and then sing more about leprechauns. After we recite rainbow rhymes, we like to play chasing and tagging games to catch the leprechaun and get his gold!

Would you see the Little Men
Coming down a moonlit glen?
Gnome and elf and woodland sprite,
Clad in brown and green and white.
Skipping, hopping, never stopping.
Stumbling, grumbling, tumbling, mumbling,
Dancing, prancing, singing, swinging–
Coats of red and coats of brown,
Put on straight or upside down,
Outside in or inside out,
Some with sleeves and some without.
Rustling, bustling, stomping, romping,
Strumming, humming, hear them coming.
You will see the Little Men
If it be a fairy glen!
Flora Fearne

To the tune of I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little leprechaun, dressed in green.
The tiniest man you’ve ever seen.
If you ever catch me, it’s been told,
I’ll give you my pot of gold!

Count off fingers in this rhyme and end with a chase.
This little leprechaun slid down the rainbow.
This little leprechaun stayed home.
This little leprechaun picked a shamrock.
This little leprechaun found some gold.
And this little leprechaun cried “Catch me if you can!” all the way home.

There’s a great big cloud over here.
Use one hand to form clouds.
And a great big cloud over there.
Use other hand to make more clouds.
The rain falls down and makes a path
Use fingers to make pretend rain.
A rainbow bridge up in the air!
Make a large arc with hands.

We always like to end our St. Patrick’s Day circle with a cuddle while I sing “Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra” which you can hear here.