A fun lesson for Thursday/Friday of this week, would be to teach your classes, the St. Patrick's Day Jig.
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)
These ribbons are about 30" long
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