Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Laura
March is definitely the time for a fun Leprechaun Storytime in your elementary library or classroom! I’ve got some fun picture books and lively songs to share that will help you plan your own St. Patrick’s Day storytime session for your kindergarten and first grade students.
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Books for Leprechaun Storytime
The first thing you need for a fun St. Patrick’s Day storytime session is plenty of picture books. I’ve shared a short review of my favorites in a previous post. But here’s a list of my favorite read alouds for March:
How to Trap a Leprechaun by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Emma Randall
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton
The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing illustrated by Amy Wummer
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee
Songs for Leprechaun Storytime
Ten Little Leprechauns song by Maple Leaf Learning
This song will help reinforce counting while encouraging your students to move during your Leprechaun Storytime! I used numbered leprechaun cards with class volunteers to get more group participation. We had so much fun!
G-R-E-E-N St. Patrick’s Day Song by The Kiboomers
Song to the tune of B-I-N-G-O, this song would be a great intro into lessons on colors, perfect for this time of year since the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow!
Dance Dance Leprechaun Dance by The Kiboomers
This fun song (sung to a familiar tune) will get your young learners up and moving as they dance, bow, clap, and jump along with the leprechauns!
Have a Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt!
I hid a set of my numbered leprechaun cards around the library (Kind of in plain view!) and gave students a clipboard, pencil, and Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt recording page. They were so excited to look all around the library and help one another to find all ten leprechauns!
Try your own Leprechaun Storytime!
If you want to try your own Leprechaun Storytime, but you’re short on time, let me help! This fun storytime kit has the 10 Little Leprechaun cards, book review/leprechaun trap activity pages, and everything you need for a fun leprechaun scavenger hunt! Take a look at the preview here:
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