Lucky Leprechauns

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Lucky Tucker by Leslie McGuirk
Flannel poem: Five Green Shamrocks
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Read-aloud #2: Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley
*Flannel poem: 5 Little Leprechauns
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read-aloud #3: Pot O’ Gold by Kelly Green and/or Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry
**Flannel: Baa, Baa Colored/Black Sheep
Read-aloud #4: The Luckiest St. Patrick’s Day Ever! by Teddy Slater
Fingerplay: Fun with Hands
(“Dancing” Song: “Tempo Marches On” from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*Five Little Leprechauns
Five little leprechauns playing in the sun.
The first one said, “Oh, my! We’re having fun!”
The second one said, “We need to spread some joy!”
The third one said, “Let’s find some girls and boys.”
The fourth one said, “There’s gold to be found!”
The fifth one said, “Let’s look all around!”
Then out came a rainbow, shining bright and bold.
So, five little leprechauns ran to find some gold!

**Baa, Baa Colored/Black Sheep
[I made visuals (could have been flannels) of sheep of various colors. On the back of the black sheep, I put three bags. I found a clipart that had three bags labeled “master”, “dame” and “little boy”.]
Baa, baa “blue” sheep,
Have you any wool?
No sir, no sir,
No bags full (turn visual around to show there’s nothing there)
…(Continue with other colored sheep)…
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir, (turn visual to show the three bags)
Three bags full;
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full!