St. Patrick Day Activities on MusicplayOnline

In this newsletter, we will showcase ideas available on MusicplayOnline for your St. Patrick Day lessons.

St. Patrick's Day Unit 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities provides multiple activities for K-6 music classes. Materials include: Fun Facts Movies and Worksheets Compose/Improvise a Melody Activities Rhythm Writing Rhythm Erase Interactive Activity Leprechaun Hunt Interactive Rhythm.
You can find more by going to Units > Festivals & Holidays > St. Patrick's Day or by clicking the link here: St. Patrick's Day Unit
Related songs:

Leprechaun Songs

  • PreK
    • I Like Leprechauns
  • Kindergarten
    • Leprechaun March
  • Grade 1
    • Lucky Leprechaun
  • Grade 2
    • St. Patrick's Day Jig

Irish Songs

  • PreK
    • Irish Washerwoman
  • Kindergarten
    • Connaughtman's Rambles
  • Grade 3
    • Irish Reel
    • Paddy from Home
  • Grade 5
    • Irish Jig
  • Middle School
    • Cockles And Mussels
    • Fillimiooriay
    • Hi Ho the Rattlin' Bog
    • Mary Mac
    • Wild Mountain Thyme
Fun Facts

Two Fun Facts concept slides and videos are included in this unit for your K-3 and 4-6 students.
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Fun Facts Video K-3

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John the Leprechaun Poem
In this section you will find a printable teacher guide, worksheet and projectable.
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Deedle Deedle Dumpling Poem

Printable teaching notes, a worksheet and a projectable are included.

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Compose a Melody - Ireland & Leprechaun

In these sections you will find printable composition worksheets using m s and drm sl solfa as well as an interactive.

Here is a link to our melody composition tool so that your students can bring their composition to life: Melody Composition Tool. This can also be found by going to Toolbox > Compose > Melody Composition Tool.

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 Screenshot 2024-03-12 at 9.03.05 AMLeprechaun Composition Interactive

Improvise a Melody

Discuss the legend of catching a leprechaun and receiving three wishes. Invite students to share what they might wish for. Teach the song by rote to younger students; your older students may be able to read the rhythm and the melody. Demonstrate improvisation using a variety of pitches (m sl, drm, drm s) using their wish ideas. Ask for student volunteers to vocally improvise their wishes. A notation video, improv worksheet and projectable are available.

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Phrase Rhythm Writing

A worksheet and interactive are included.

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Irish Jig

In this section you will find a rhythm play along video as well as two movement videos that include a solo version and a partner version.

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Rhythm Erase

For this Saint Patrick's Day Rhythm Erase interactive, start by saying each rhythm pattern. Once the students are familiar with them, click on one pattern to make it disappear. Repeat all four patterns again, then remove another. Continue eliminating patterns until only the shamrocks remain. Have the students say what the patterns are. Re-click the shamrocks to check if they're correct. A worksheet is provided in this section for students to write down the patterns during this activity.

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Leprechaun Hunt
This interactive offers 8 levels. Click on a level to start. Have the students clap or play the first rhythm and once memorized, click to hide it and reveal a new one. Experiment with body percussion or unpitched instruments. Explore different levels for more challenges! Printable flashcards are also available for this activity.
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On the Hunt for a Leprechaun Interactive



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