Here are some “Simply Kinder approved” St. Patrick’s Day Videos. These videos will support a basic understanding of what St’ Patrick’s Day is as well as review some academic concepts. Sometimes it’s hard to find videos that are appropriate for kids… St. Patrick’s Day videos you have to be careful of some of the history of the day includes religious references as well as some videos talked about kidnapping; just not appropriate for school. So here’s a list of teacher approved videos for St. Patrick’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Videos for Kids
Little Leprechaun Song by Kiboomers (1:23)
This is an adorable song that explains the basics of St. Patrick’s…leprechauns, rainbows and gold using the familiar tune of I’m a Little teapot! It’s a catchy tune kids will be able to sing along too and you can even add some motions to make it more fun.
Counting with a Leprechaun! By Harry Kindergarten Music (3:14)
Gotta love Harry Kindergarten… this fun song is themed around St. Patrick’s Day including some of the beliefs of St. Patrick’s Day but focuses on practicing counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to a catchy beat! This video could easily played daily to help your students with skip counting to 100!
G-R-E-E-N by Kiboomers (2:33)
This video is themed around St. Patrick’s Day but focuses on spelling the sight word green. Using the tune of the song, There was a Farmer Who had a Dog and Bingo was his Name-o, this song spells the word green. Your students will enjoy clapping along as they make the connection between the two songs.
St. Patrick’s Day for Children by Kiboomers (2:07)
This song contains some of the basic history of St. Patrick’s. It explains the timeline of St. Patrick’s life in easy to comprehend terms. It does discuss how he used the symbol of the shamrock to teach the people in Ireland about “the father, the son and the holy ghost”. (1:24 if you want to hear that part quickly.) You will have to use your own discretion if this is appropriate for your classroom.
St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Song for Kid’s with Lyrics by Kiboomers (1:40)
This song reviews the colors of the rainbow in a simply to follow song with words. It also discusses the belief that some people believe there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
Dance, Dance Leprechaun! By Kiboomers
This video is a great video to play to get your students up and moving a bit. The animation does not do model the movements so you or a students will have to be at the front modeling the given motions. It’s also great for following directions.
Potatoes and Cabbage by DidiPop (1:30)
This catchy tune is loaded with real photos of traditions and customs for St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout the video it stacks potatoes and cabbage which could lead to some conversations about what meals some people eat on St. Patrick’s Day. And thinking… it could lend itself to a nice stem activity of stacking potatoes and cabbage (maybe have one center of it so it’s not so hard on the pocketbook.)
The Limerick Song (:45)
This would be more for kiddos not kindergarten, but it is GREAT for teaching kids how to write a Limerick with a St. Patrick’s Day tune and lots of green! Again, not for kinders but great if you are teaching poetry in other grades.
5 Green Shamrocks by Kiboomers (1:26)
This short song about finding 5 lucky shamrocks is perfect for a transition time. I also thought it could lead into a cute writing prompt of “What would you wish for if you found 1, 2, 3 or even 5 lucky shamrocks?”
There you have them, teacher approved St. Patrick’s Day Videos for Kids!
Be sure to check out all of our other video lists and and this fun free St. Patrick’s Day project.