Sunday, March 13, 2016

Leprechaun Movement Activity

Need a fun movement activity for St. Patrick's Day? Let your little ones pretend to be a leprechaun to this fun rhyming poem.
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Turn around. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Touch the ground. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Stand on your toes. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Touch your nose. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Hands in the air. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Hands on your hair. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Arms out wide. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Sit and hide. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Give a clap. 
Leprechaun, Leprechaun 
Hands in your lap. 


  • Start the poem by standing up. 
  • Follow the directions in the poem. 
  • On sit and hide, have the children sit in criss-crossed or learning position and cover their heads pretending not to get caught being a leprechaun. 
  • Finish the poem by having them put their hands in their lap. 


 This works perfectly because it gives them movement opportunities and ends with them in learning position. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Have fun working with rhyming words while having a brain break too.

Would you like a printable version of this poem?  Click HERE for your FREE printable.

This adorable clipart is by Krista Walden from Creative Clips.

Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

  1. Just heard you at the NE SDE conference! Where can I find your different hand movements for students? (push, pull, ocean waves, etc) Thank you!! :)

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    1. Can you email me at kathy@kathygriffinteach.com? Thanks for attending my session.

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