Listen to Fun St. Patricks Day – Alphabet parade ….

 ST. PATRICK’S DAY

This is an archive post I created but since we can’t get out this year ….Maybe your children could have fun creating their own parade.

Listen to St.Patricks day poem

I have created a fun audio for you and your child to listen to and chat about.

IT’S FUN TO WANDER THROUGH THE ALPHABET WITH YOU.

The idea is that the children learn to associate the name of the letter with the sound – thus reinforcing what they have  learnt. 

Your children could have great fun creating their own St. Patrick’s Day  alphabet parade …

The children say the word – for eg. a has the sound of a for abhaile,

They can hold up the image – maybe wear costumes – do the actions.

 

 

FOR ABHAILE – THIS MEANS HOME – WHERE IS OUR HOME?

IRELAND

outline map of Ireland 

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B IS FOR BODHRAN –A VERY SPECIAL IRISH MUSICAL  INSTRUMENT

bodhran by snowbear source morguefile

c4_NEW

c for count   1 2 3 parts of the shamrock leaf

shamrock-

C FOR  – Céilí

 

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D FOR DAMHSA – DANCE – DO SOME IRISH DANCING –

irish dancing

a haon,  a dó, a trí          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVL9rkR8NPk

SEE LOTS OF IRISH DANCERS ON ST. PATRICKS DAY

Link to original Riverdance performance

 

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FOR EXCITEMENT – EVERYBODY GETS REALLY EXCITED ON ST. PATRICKS DAY

E FOR   Eeitleán

aerlingus plane

 THAT MEANS AIRPLANE – LOTS OF PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICKS DAY

PARADES ARE HELD IN COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD –  LIKE AMERICA

 

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F FOR– Fáilte – WELCOME

failte welcome

céad míle fáilte

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND WELCOMES

MAKE A LOVELY BANNER

 

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G – GO RAIBH MAITH AGAT

THAT MEANS  THANK YOU – 

G FOR  glas

childs rugby shirt amazon

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m9A9E7c0L._AA160_.jpg

– WE WEAR GREEN FOR IRELAND

COULD TALK ABOUT THE GREEN IN THE FLAG AND THE SPORT SHIRTS ETC.

 

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H FOR HAPPY – 

Happy St Patridcs Day

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU! 

H FOR HARP – TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT –

 harp

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I for Ink

i-for-ink-by-tat-source-mf

I FOR IRELAND

COLOUR IN MAP

outline map of Ireland 

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J FOR JUMP AND DANCE AND SING – WE SEE LOTS OF ARTISTS PERFORMING IN PARADES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

jumping leprechaun 

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K FOR KIN

WE CELEBRATE ST PATRICKS DAY WITH OUR KIN – ALL OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

 photo of all the children…..

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lucky

L FOR LEPRECHAUN AND LUCK

TELL CHILDREN LITTLE STORY OF  LEPRECHAUNS – POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW

 

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M FOR MARCHING – COULD DO MARCHING- LIKE IN THE PARADE 

marching band source pixabay 

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N FOR  –

Náisiúnta

NATIONAL DAY OF CELEBRATION

 

letter-o

O FOR

irish flag 2

oráiste

 THAT MEANS ORANGE – SEE THE ORANGE IN THE FLAG

 

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P FOR PADRAIG – THAT’S HOW WE SAY PATRICK IN IRISH

st patrick on flag

P FOR PARADE – LETS DO THE ALPHABET PARADE…

 

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Q FOR QUEST – ST. PATRICK WAS ON  A QUEST TO GET THE SNAKES OUT OF IRELAND

Q FOR  QUESTION – WHO IS ST PATRICK – TELL A SHORT STORY

quest

quest to get rid of all the snakes
Quest to get rid of all the snakes

 

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R FOR  ROAD – TEACH THE IRISH BLESSING

MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU …..

 link to 

Uploaded on 28 Feb 2012

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S– FOR SHAMROCK – MAKE SOME SHAMROCKS – SHOW THE CHILDREN THE REAL THING

 shamrock 2

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T for tin whistle

link to nursery rhymes

tin whistle

T  FOR– TALES – TELLING STORIES – IRISH GREAT STORY TELLERS  – READ STORY AND HAVE THE CHILDREN TELL THEIR OWN STORIES – ESPECIALY HOW THEY SPEND ST. PATRICKS DAY    

 

 letter-u-_new

U – UP THE IRISH – THAT’S WHAT WE SHOUT AT SOCCER AND GAA  RUGBY ETC…

LOOK AT IRISH SPORTS AND TRIUMPHS

What do we use in sports?

up the irish

 

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V– VERY GOOD FUN

 V  FOR VEHICLES – ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEHICLES WE SEE IN THE PARADES

green tractor

 

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W– FOR WELCOME – IRELAND OF THE WELCOMES –

failte welcome

W – WATCH THE PARADE – RECORD AND WATCH WITH CHILDREN

 

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X – SEND LOVE ON ST PATRICKS DAY – MAKE CARDS TO SEND GOOD WISHES ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

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FOR– YAY CELEBRATIONS ALL THE WAY

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FOR – ZIPPITY DOO DAH ZIPPITY YAY MY OH MY WHAT A WONDERFUL  ST. PATRICKS DAY …….

 

 

 

 

 

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