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St. Patrick’s Day Music and Movement Activities

It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day music and movement activities for the preschool through third grade classroom. Music teacher, P.E. teachers any teachers can use these activities to enhance the learning of your students during the month of March.

ST. PATRICKS’ DAY MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Whether you are a classroom teacher or a P.E. or music teacher, it’s important to have some great brain breaks in your back pocket during St. Patrick’s Day activities.

Keep reading to get the list of St. Patrick’s Day music and movement activities that will enhance and challenge your students during the month of March.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

ACTION SONG

St. Patrick’s Day Brain Break ☘ Leprechaun Dance☘ St. Patrick’s Day Kids Song

St. Patrick’s Day brain break “The Leprechaun Beat” is a fun St. Patrick’s Day song and dance. This brain break activity and dance is perfect for your St. Patrick Day activities.

Do this St. Patrick’s Day dance activity at home or in your classroom. Easy to learn the actions.

“The Leprechaun Beat” is a fun movement activity for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in any classroom. The actions give students a short gross motor workout too!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCARF ACTIVITIES

Scarf activities are not only great for “feeling and showing” the music, they also help young children with eye to hand coordination, fine motor and gross motor skill development, cross-body movement and brain breaks.

This activity is a story song. The leprechaun is hiding and the children are going to do actions to try to find his gold. 

The refrain repeats after each of the 10 verses: “underneath the rainbow”.

My children love waving their scarves across the top of their bodies like a big rainbow in the sky.

The resource comes with many learning opportunities to color, create and practice the actions.

St. Patrick’s Day Scarf Activity “The Leprechaun is Hiding Underneath the Rainbow”

Now you can get the full resource with teaching pages, coloring sheets and activities.

St. Patrick’s Day Scarf and Ribbon Song “Twirl Around”

This scarf activity is a patterned scarf movement activity.

You’ll want to review the actions and then have students follow along.

Again, this activity is great for movement of eyes, hands, arms and whole body as well as cross body movement.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Scarf and Ribbon Music and Movement Activities are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Music and movement classes, PE, Preschool and Special Needs activities.

This activity has so much variety in it! Your students will love the many ways they’ll be able to move their scarves!

Use this video activity as a brain break, transition and music expression activity.

https://youtu.be/W5xnB3naxVA

We all know that movement helps make brain connections. And, structured movement can be a great brain break and indoor activity for elementary students.

You’ll want to get the resource to use throughout your teaching career. 

Not only having the video to use any time, but the flashcards and scarf action worksheets make this a great addition to your station activities for March.

St. Patrick’s Day Freeze Dance

St. Patrick’s Day Freeze Dance is the perfect March and St. Patrick’s Day fun movement activity, brain break and action song.

Take a brain break and move and freeze with Leprechaun friends.

Freeze dance activities are perfect for everyone! (Even Teachers!)

What I’m hoping you’ll love about these videos is that they have short exercises and then a “breathe” or pause section. This makes it easy to use the video for a shorter or longer amount of time.

Get the Resource Here: St. Patrick’s Day Freeze Dance Activity

Freeze dance brain break activities foster student engagement, listening, emotional health and brain connections as students have fun!

Be sure to use this Freeze Dance for your St. Patrick’s Day movement activity.

We now have 2 versions of our FREEZE DANCE ACTIVITY!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MUSIC LESSONS

SING “MICHAEL FINNIGAN” ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOLK SONG

Free music lesson from Sing Play Create "Tips to Teaching Partner Songs"

Sing this partner song with your upper elementary music classes.

Group one will sing “This Old Man” and Group two will sing “Michael Finnigan”.

Be sure to have each group practice their part alone before singing the songs together.

I’ve also found that you need a very, very, strong BEAT to keep everyone on track.

This is a fun favorite with 3rd and 4th graders.

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“Can You Catch the Leprechaun?” Sol Mi lesson and Game Song

Leprechaun Game Song

Leprechaun Vocal Explorations

Vocal Exploration

Leprechaun Vocal Explorations for March Music Class lessons.

This resource has a video as well as an animated power point for students to use at Smartboards or on the computer.

You can help your students experiment with and explore their voices while preparing for note reading and developing singing skills, especially HIGH and LOW.

I know my Kinders love these animated activities!

St. Patrick’s Day song and Dance “St. Patrick was a Gentleman” Music Lesson

St. Patrick’s Day Song and dance “St. Patrick was a Gentleman” is a fun music class lesson and dance. You can download the lesson for FREE!

Free elementary music lesson for St. Patrick’s Day. A song and dance with orff music elements. Learn how to dance to this familiar Irish folk song.

Lyrics and a simple accompaniment is included.

Try having your Kinders and First Graders play a a steady beat on d or (d/a) bordun for some added steady beat practice!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RHYTHM ACTIVITIES

You’ll want to head on over to this blog post to get some ideas on teaching Rhythm during March music classes.

St. Patrick’s Day Rhythm Play Along Activities for Elementary Music Class

This Rhythm stick activity is free. Pair this activity with scarves and Freeze Dance for a complete lesson.

MUSICAL FORM

St. Patrick’s Day music activity to teach FORM. Use this rhythm stick play along for St. Patrick’s Day elementary music activities.

It’s a Free Rhythm stick activity for elementary music classes, music and movement and PE classes.

“Celtic Skipping Song” rhythm stick routine, music, video, online or in class activity with worksheet for students to create their own patterns.

Play the beat, create patterns, Teach Form with this easy to use video.

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I’m hoping that these St. Patrick’s Day music and movement activities help you in your March music and movement activities.

Sandra from Sing Play Create
It’s time for St. Patrick’s Day music and movement activities for the preschool through third grade classroom. Music teacher, P.E. teachers any teachers can use these activities to enhance the learning of your students during the month of March. Whether you are a classroom teacher or a P.E. or music teacher, it’s important to have some great brain breaks in your back pocket during St. Patrick’s Day activities. Keep reading to get the list of St. Patrick’s Day music and movement activities that will enhance and challenge your students during the month of March.

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