Storytime Theme: Lucky Clovers

We are feeling the luck of the Irish here in Tennessee! We have had lovely weather!  Flowers and trees are beginning to bud—people are already mowing their yards—spring has sprung!  And to add to the fun, this week we talked about St. Patty’s Day in storytime.  To be more specific, we talked about the superstition of good luck surrounding the clover!

Also, we snacked on Lucky Charms cereal and everyone got their own gold coin (thanks to the Dollar Tree) to take home with them!

Books:

  • It’s St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert (This fun book for toddlers put a large emphasis on the color green, as well as some fun things you can do on St. Patrick’s Day.)
  • Good Luck! A St. Patrick’s Day Story by Joan Holub (Rhyming words paired with a fun chase!)
  • My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza (A very cute story that shows us we make our own luck.)
  • My Lucky Hat by Kevin O’Malley (A way to explore what “luck” means to people and how far they will go to use it.)

Activity:

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Tissue Paper Shamrocks: This craft for toddlers was so simple to do. Using our fine motor skills, we ripped apart pieces of green tissue paper and glued them onto a construction paper cut out of a shamrock.

Heart to Shamrock Craft: This craft showed the kids how to make a clover using a basic heart shape.  First they cut out the pieces (see below).  Next, they formed the clover shape by placing the tips of the hearts together.  Top it off with a stem, and you have a lucky four leaf clover!

shamrock craft

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

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This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

 

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