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5 St. Patrick’s Day Poems for Kids
A lucky little leprechaun has led you to find these 5 St. Patrick’s Day poems for kids. These St. Patrick’s Day poems for kids will engage your kiddos in poetry while laughing about silly leprechauns, lucky shamrocks, and delicious leprechaun stew.
St. Patrick’s Day Poems for Kids
There are endless ways to use these printable St. Patrick’s Day poems for kids. Do you teach a poem of the week, or perhaps a poem of the day? If so, these would be great to add to your poetry notebooks! Let’s take a look at the following 5 St. Patrick’s Day poems:
- Five Little Leprechauns
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day
- I’m a Little Leprechaun
- I’m a Little Shamrock
- Leprechaun Stew
Five Little Leprechauns
Depending on which grade level you are teaching, there are many lessons to focus on with 5 Little Leprechauns. Rhyming, quotations, ordinal numbers, retelling, and contractions are just a few! In kindergarten, our focus was on retelling and ordinal numbers. We identified rhyming words, but that was not our main objective. To keep the learning fun, you can also have your kiddos use large word cards to build the 5 Little Leprechaun Poem.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
If you’re building your collection of St. Patrick’s Day poems, this one is great for incorporating measurement. The little leprechaun is short and green. Give the kiddos a few cubes to measure the picture of the leprechaun, then send them looking for things that are taller and shorter than their cube stack! A simple T-chart in a math journal would be a perfect recording sheet for their findings.
While some groups are working on measuring, another group can be working on fluency, concepts of print, and teamwork with this St. Patrick’s Day Build a Poem. Your kiddos will use the large print word cards to build the St. Patrick’s Day poem.
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I’m a Little Leprechaun Poem
While out of the classroom on your leprechaun hunt, arrange for a coworker to sneak in a leave a St. Patrick’s Day treat (rolos) on the kids’ desks! This is also the perfect opportunity to set up a St. Patrick’s Day Write the Room activity. It takes less than 2 minutes to quickly tape 8 picture cards around the room, and the excitement lasts a long time! You can see the St. Patrick’s Day Write the Room, HERE.
I’m a Little Shamrock
Whatever you do, don’t give away my Leprechaun Stew! Have the kiddos predict, generate a list of ingredients, and share their own recipe for leprechaun stew. This St. Patrick’s Day poem for kids is great for integrating a stew recipe and cooking activity in the classroom.
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