The leprechauns are coming!
They are cute and fun but . . . they can be a little mischievous and cause some chaos.
But one thing they never ever do is . . . lie.
Lorna Balian's book, Leprechauns Never Lie, is very entertaining and fun to read with an Irish brogue.
Please click on the picture to link to amazon to have a look at the book.
Book synopsis:Ninny Nanny is a lazy girl who lives with her poor grandmother. Their thatch needs patching. The potatoes need digging. The firewood needs gathering and the water barrel needs filling.
Gram nags Ninny Nanny to do the chores, but Ninny Nanny wants an easy way out.
She decides to catch a leprechaun and use his gold to solve their problems.
Ninny Nanny catches a leprechaun by tripping over him. This leprechaun is very clever. He tricks Ninny Nanny into doing all the needed chores while looking for his gold. She keeps calling him a liar because she can't find his gold.
Finally Ninny Nanny gives up looking for the leprechaun's gold and lets him go. But now Ninny Nanny and Gram can enjoy the fruits of her labor.
So where was the leprechaun's gold? The last page of the book reveals the secret . . . . . .
Leprechauns Never Lie.
EXTENDING THE READING EXPERIENCE
Once you have read the book to your students here are some fun follow up leprechaun activities.
I saw this cute torn paper leprechaun craft on Pinterest. Easy and fun for your students to make. Please click on the picture to link with I(heart) Crafty Things for directions.
This is a fun Shenanigans game from Mollymoo Crafts. Please click below to link.
Growing Shamrock Sprouts on a sponge is a great science lesson. Please click below to link to website Housing a Forest.
Leprechaun's Never Lie - Comprehension Question & Answer Sticks & Craft
These question and answer sticks are one way to support literacy and stretch student understanding and appreciation of the story, Leprechauns Never Lie by Lorna Balian. Please click on picture to link.
Leprechaun in the Classroom, Reading, Writing, & Art
These lessons include reading a poem and digging deeper into its content by using definitions, rhymes, chunks, spelling, and contractions. Also, included is creative writing, writing a letter to a leprechaun, counting shamrocks, fun artwork, a day by day itinerary of a leprechaun's classroom tricks, and more.
I hope you catch a leprechaun!