Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
An Irish Saying:
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…that’s the Irish for you!
Target Vocabulary: blessing, Celtic, clover, country, Gaelic, gold, green, Ireland, Irish, legend, leprechaun, luck, rainbow, republic, saying, shamrock, St. Patrick
Did You Know?: According to Irish tradition, the four-leaf clover is believed to bring good luck to those who find one because it is not common.
Popular Irish Symbols:
Ireland, The Country ~ offer a general photographic book overview or discuss facts about Ireland, such as:
Irish Folktale ~ Ireland is rich in history, lore and traditions with popular themes such as fairies, leprechauns, rainbows, castles, the Norse and Celtic. Explore old and modern cultural themes and read stories that are rooted in historical traditions to help the child gain a fuller appreciation of Irish culture and customs.
Legend of Saint Patrick ~ discuss aspects of who he was and why he is the patron saint of St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
Luck of the Irish ~ Discuss the phrase and what it might mean (lucky, fortunate, positive attitude, etc.)
An Irish Blessing ~ Discuss this Irish Blessing and the message it conveys:
May you always have…
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire.
Poems, Rhymes & Songs:
Jokes & Riddles: