St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! I have pretty much abandoned trying to do a true “St Pat’s” theme in storytimes, because most of the books about St Patrick’s Day are not great for storytime, and the stories about leprechauns all seem to be too long.
But sometimes, especially if my storytime falls on the day itself, I will do a nod to the holiday and talk about the color green and read a book like Duckie’s Rainbow by Barry.
I also like to sing the Irish folksong “The Rattlin’ Bog!” Today I’m sharing a clip art flannel I made to go with.
You can sing this song with as many verses as you like! In the long version, there’s a flea on a feather and the feather on the bird and the bird on the egg and the egg on the nest and the nest on the twig and the twig on the limb and the limb on the branch and the branch on the tree and the tree in the bog. *whew*
In the short version I sing in baby storytime, we end up with a bird on the egg and the egg in the nest and the nest in the tree and the tree in the bog.
(Ed. 11/11: I am no longer sharing my clip art files due to copyright concerns, so I’ve taken down the link to the files. However, if you search in Microsoft Word clip art you may find the original files I started with.)