LEPRECHAUN GAME ~ More St. Patty’s Day Kids Yoga

Taken at the St Patrick's Day celebrations at ...

St Patrick’s Day celebrations at London’s Trafalgar Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This post is thanks to my daughter who helped me make up a new game for our St. Patty’s Day class on March 16th.  She loves the leprechaun tricks and desperately wanted to play a leprechaun game. She started the ball rolling and I took it and ran.  We ran our ideas by each other and this is what we came up with…

  1. Set the mats up in a circle and have all the kids get down into child’s pose.  They are NOT allowed to peek.  Heads must stay down.
  2. Teacher moves around the circle and taps someone on the head.  They become the LEPRECHAUN.
  3. The leprechaun grabs a pose card (I have some festive ones that I made up from last year…poses pasted on shamrocks) and hands it to one of the kids whose HEADS are ALL STILL DOWN. That person becomes the CLOVER ROVER ( ? still unsure about this name) and slides the pose card or clover under their mat.
  4. When that is done, the Leprechaun and Clover Rover get back on their mats and come down into child’s pose.  Everyone sits up and tries to guess who the Leprechaun and Clover Rover were.
  5. When we guess who the Clover Rover is, they lead the class in the pose.
  6. Of course each child will want a turn at Leprechaun AND Clover Rover.

I am thinking that I will put stickers on the kids’ backs, one for leprechaun and one for clover rover.  If the child has already been leprechaun we will remover the sticker, etc.  That way it will be easy for the kids to know who has been what and they won’t keep picking the same kids over and over. 

This is another game that has yet to be tried with the kiddos.  I will start trying it this week and make adjustments where I need to. I will keep you posted.  In the mean time, if anyone has any suggestions on fun variations, ways they would change it up…I would love to hear them!


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2 Responses to LEPRECHAUN GAME ~ More St. Patty’s Day Kids Yoga

  1. Jody says:

    I love that your daughter is helping you plan your classes – that is so cool – and I think this will be a really fun game. I also like the sticker on the back idea.

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