Grandpa Ivy & the Leprechaun

The Purple Day Podcast is the audio from our Monday episodes of Storytime in the Schoolhouse. Please note: Storytime is written and recorded for the screen. Some elements of Storytime will transfer better than others. 

Every Purple Day, or Monday, we are inside the Schoolhouse for circle time and storytime. 

We enjoy singing and reciting nature-based, seasonal songs and poems during circle time. We start a new circle time at the beginning of the month, slowly learning the songs and poems together throughout the month. We also practice a deep breathing exercise on Mondays. 

After circle time, we listen to a story together. Ms. Becca tells us a Grandpa Ivy story the first week of each month. This week we hear the story of Grandpa Ivy and the Leprechaun. In this silly story, the leprechaun takes Grandpa Ivy’s hat, and Grandpa Ivy builds a leprechaun trap to get it back. Don’t worry; no leprechauns are harmed in this story!

This week’s story is an adaptation of an original tale by Suzanne Down. You can learn more about Suzanne’s storytelling and puppetry business on her website:

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