Go on a Leprechaun Hunt
No equipment is needed for this story game. Just turn on your imaginations and set off on an adventure.
What to do:
- Invite your child to go on a leprechaun hunt that is an adaptation of the childhood favorite, "Going on a Bear Hunt."
Going on a leprechaun hunt. I'm not afraid.
Let's go! Oh, look!
I see a grassy field. Canít go around it. Can't go under it. Can't go over it.
Let's go through it.
Let's go! Swish, swish, swish, swish!
- Continue with other verses:
I see a giant tree.... climb, climb, climb.
I see a river.........swim, swim, swim.
I see a dark cave...tippy, tippy, toe.
It's really dark in here. Better turn on my flashlight.
Oh, no. I see something! It's mean! It's green! It's a leprechaun! Let's go!
- Show your child how to do hand motions for the movements throughout this verse as she chants.
- Vary the number of details in the story depending on your child's interest and age.
- Use hand motions to retrace her steps through the story at the end (tiptoe, swim, climb, swish), ending with "Whew...safe at home again."
How to use:
- Use this story in the car to help pass the time.
- Encourage your child to add more places and actions to the adventure.
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Can you do all the actions in the story--swim, run, tiptoe, and so on?
- What would you do if you caught a leprechaun?
As you recite this story, your child is learning listening and language skills.