Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Put a Little Jig in Your St. Pat's Day

Classroom activities for St. Patrick's Day are easy to find, but don't forget to put something genuinely Irish into your day, too. Being Irish, I love many things Irish, but top of the list is Irish dancing. Here's a selection of short videos that I use myself. My students love them every year and I bet yours will, too. I give the length of each video so you can plan your day accordingly.

I'm linking up with Show and Tell Tuesday from Forever in 5th Grade so more of you can find this.

This one took place as a Flashmob in Dublin. It's 4 minutes and 19 seconds long and great fun. You can have good discussion with your kids as to how this might have come about.

This is an opening number from a Riverdance performance. It is four minutes and 43 seconds long. In case you don't know, Riverdance pretty much put Irish dancing on the map, and people the world over discovered Irish dancing through them. I show several different types of Irish dancing in the next couple of videos.

This is a closing number from Riverdance. It is 11 minutes and 58 seconds long.

And lastly, here are some kids who are learning to dance. I don't know the kids or where they are dancing but this particular video brings back memories of my own daughter learning to Irish dance. I always show my kids this video so they can see that kids can learn to dance, too.

So there you have some examples of Irish dancing to pick and choose from. I, myself, will be showing them all as I could watch all day long! My kids love them each St. Patrick's Day. Hope you and yours enjoy them, too. Erin go Bragh! Ireland forever!

Thanks to Stephanie for the linky. Click on back and find more good stuff!


  1. Love the Irish dancing! I'll show these videos to my kids on Thursday. Thank you :)

  2. What a great idea to add in some Irish dancing and music! :)


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    1. Hope the kids enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by. Kathleen

  4. Love the dancing videos! I had a student a few years ago that did that, and I've always found it amazing! Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

    1. I love the link up. See you another time. Thanks. Kathleen

  5. Thanks for sharing Riverdance mania! My son loves the dancing too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

    1. Yes, it was a big hit with my kiddos. I also have a little video of my own daughter when she came to school several years ago... I think they were most impressed that she was in our MPR, which they recognized :) Thanks for stopping by. Kathleen


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