Shamrockin’ with Creative Movement Props for St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrockin’ with Movement Props

 

 

One of my favorite ways to incorporate music and movement into our days is by using holidays and the times of the year. 

St. Patrick’s Day is coming and I’m excited to share a song written by Rachel Rambach Listen & Learn Music!  It’s title says it all, “Shamrockin’ Song.”  It’s sure to do that and get stuck in your head!  My kiddos LOVED it (and so does their mom.)

We’ll be giving the song and balloon ball away this week!

Now I’ll share some ways we’ve been having fun with it.

Sharockin' Song and Shamrock Balloon Ball Giveaway

Shamrockin’ with the Stretchy Band

Sometimes when I hear a song, I know it will be a great one with the stretchy band and any time I hear Irish music, it gets my feet tapping, and I want to start dancing like Riverdance!  You’ll see our feet attempt to do an Irish jig in this video.  With lyrics like this: hey, hey, move left and right, up and down, it’s great to use with the stretchy band. If we had a little more I think  it would be fun to put the kids on the connect-a-stretchy band straight and have them dance in a jig line!

 

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Shamrockin’ Streamer Craft

Using scarves or streamers to move along with the Shamrockin’ Song would allow more individual interpretation of the song. 

We had fun cutting out these shamrocks and adding some “gold” for tails.  Glitter of course was a must!

Then we danced along with the song following the directions in the song.

Making shamrock streamers creative movement with shamrockin' song

Buy Rachel’s song and learn more about it!

Shamrockin' Song Listen and Learn Music Rachel Rambach

 

 

 

Check out the St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Ball

St. Patrick's Day Balloon Ball

Janet Stephens is the founder and creator behind Bear Paw Creek’s creative movement props and bags. She is passionate about learning and sharing along the way.

St. Patrick’s Day Music and Movement

St. Patrick’s Day Music and Movement Inspiration

For the last month I have been on the hunt for St. Patrick’s Day fabric.  For awhile I thought I was hunting the elusive four leaf clover, or even worse that rascally leprechaun!  I prevailed and finally found a fun print to turn into a balloon ball.  Building lessons and activities around a holiday is one of my favorite things to do with the kids.  So here’s some of what we are doing this year.

BONUS: leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Ball!

Music and Movement Fun

So many of Bear Paw Creek’s products are rainbow colored, so they fit right in with the rainbow and elusive pot of gold.  One of our favorites to use with the stretchy band or rainbow ribbon streamers is Miss Carole’s “Rainbow ‘Round Me.”  It’s particularly fun to be inside the stretchy band (rainbow) while listening to the verbal cues of raising your colored section up.

Here is a fun list of Celtic songs to get moving with. Use a balloon ball to play hot potato, dance, use movement props of scarves and streamers.

Linda from Rhythm Works Music Therapy shares her ideas and the fun song, “Macnamara’s Band” in this post

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St. Patrick’s Day Art

I attempted to make finger paints for the kids, as it’s been awhile since we’ve finger painted, but either the recipe or the maker had issues!  Have a recipe to share you like?  Please do!

Instead, we used peppers and potatoes to make shamrock prints.

Potato and Pepper Shamrock Prints

Next week we will enjoy making rainbows and pots of gold.  Here is a link from Make and Takes that we will choose from.

Remember to leave a comment to have a chance to win!  Share your finger paint recipe or your favorite St. Patrick’s Day fun.

There are a few available for sale as well.

 


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