St. Patrick's Day Jig

A fun lesson for Thursday/Friday of this week, would be to teach your classes, the St. Patrick's Day Jig.

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Directions:  Have the class form a circle.  Choose 1 child to be a leprechaun.  The leprechaun marches around the inside of the circle.  At the end of the second phrase the leprechaun stops in front of a child.  They join hands and they ‘jig’ - left heel forward, right heel forward, etc.  The children in the circle should do a ‘sailors hornpipe’ at the same time. (Fold arms and jig in place)  Now 2 children march in the inside circle.  They choose 2 more partners and jig again.  Continue with 4, then 8, then 16, then 32....

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For a performance, have the children dance with ribbons - green for St. Patrick's Day, or simply multi-colored for any day!  If you attach the ribbon to pony-tail holders, they fit over any sized wrist.  (mine included)

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These ribbons are about 30" long

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