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Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

I mean, Come On.

When I was a kid, one of those funny singers came to my elementary school for an assembly.  It was the first time I’d ever heard There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, and that stuff cracked me up.  Maybe it was his delivery.

Whatever it was, I have been enamored with the song ever since.  So when I saw this book, I was hooked immediately.  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover?!  And ended up with a leprechaun at the end?!

I can’t even.

St Patrick’s Day is coming, y’all, and we have to Story Time this bad boy up.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover Activities

Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Language

After the old lady swallows all the things, a leprechaun appears and dances with her.  Have your littles write a story about what they do next.  Here’s a printable to write their story on.

Free Language Printable for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Science

We are going to make some cool stuff for science today.  I crush on these projects so hard, because not only are the super cool, they’re also super easy.

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Got a box of old, broken crayons laying about?  Or maybe (like me) you buy 10 boxes every time school supplies are on sale and you just need to get rid of some of them?  This project was so. much. fun.  Except for peeling the paper off the crayons.  That part was a pain.

What you need:

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

What you do:

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Heat water on medium-low temperature
  • Place metal can in saucepan
  •  1 color at a time (we melted all shades of blue together, then all shades of red, etc.),  drop crayons into can

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Once crayon color is melted, pour a bit into each mold
  • Repeat with each color until molds are full
  • Allow to cool for at least 1/2 an hour
  • Turn mold upside down and pop rainbow crayons out

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Color!

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Glitter Paint

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Glitter Paintfor Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

I am totally in love with this stuff.  It was easy to make and it made such a gorgeous craft (as you will see when we get to the Craft section of our program).

What you need:

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • 7 sealable sandwich bags
  • 2-3 piece of color chalk in red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple
  • Glitter in red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple (I got all mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Water
  • Small plastic containers for mixing and storing (6 for a buck at Dollar Tree)

What you do:

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Place each chalk color in a separate bag.  Get as much air out as you can and seal
  • Use a hammer or a big rock (just kidding) to smash the chalk into dust
  • Cut a corner off the bottom of the bags and pour each color chalk dust into a different container

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Add corresponding color glitter to chalk dust

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Add water a little bit at a time till you have a paint consistency (It doesn’t take much.  Start with a teaspoon and go carefully from there.)

Craft

We have to use that awesome paint, but we also have to make a clover.  Because she swallowed a clover.  So two crafts today!

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

I love it when I have an idea and it turns out even better than I pictured it.  This is definitely one of those times.  This was so fun to make and it glitters!  Who doesn’t love glitter?

What you need:

Lucky Leprechaun Rainbow Crayons for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

What you do:

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Print out templates
  • Trace rainbow onto blue paper and pot onto black foam
  • Color the rainbow with the Glitter paints (Remember, ROY G BIV is the color order: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet)

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • While paint is drying, put about 2 Tbsp pasta into sandwich bag with a tsp of gold glitter (or more if you want) and 3-4 drops yellow food coloring
  • Shake around until pasta is gold and shiny
  • Pour pasta onto a piece of wax paper to dry (it won’t be very wet, so don’t feel like this is a huge step)

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Cut out foam pot and glue to bottom of rainbow

Lucky Leprechaun Glitter Paint Rainbow and Pot of Gold Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Make a circle of glue at the top of the pot and add some pasta ‘gold’
  • Use drops of glue on the rainbow and at the bottom of the pot and throw some pasta on there to make it look like some spilled out

I mean, I can’t even.  I have a new favorite.  Seriously.

Glitter Fun Double 4-Leaf Clover

Glitter Fun 4-Leaf Clover Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

This one’s quicker and easier, but still fun.

What you need:

What you do:

Glitter Fun Double 4-Leaf Clover Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Print out templates
  • Cut the small clover out of light green foam
  • Cut the large clover out of dark green form

Glitter Fun Double 4-Leaf Clover Craft for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

  • Glue small clover onto center of large clover
  • Spread glue over showing parts of large clover
  • Sprinkle on glitter
  • Allow to dry
  • Shake off excess glitter

Food

Chocolate overload.  My boys loved these, and they’re super simple to make.  This recipe will make 6 Chocolate Clovers.

Chocolate Clovers

Chocolate Clover Recipe for Story Time: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover

What you need:

What you do:

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together over low heat
  • Stir sugar into melted chocolate
  • Spoon melted chocolate into molds
  • Allow to cool
  • Turn mold upside down and pop chocolates out
  • Reheat saucepan over low heat
  • Heat the points of three hearts until melted
  • Stick points together at melted spots

Um.  Yum.  Because chocolate.

St. Patty’s Day will never be the same, y’all.

Love wins,

KT

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys. Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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10 Comments

  1. Man! I love both crafts and now I need some chocolate! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!
    Tina
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  2. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

  3. I, too, remember loving that book/song in elementary school! The clover book sounds so fun. 🙂 Thanks for linking up at Literacy Musing Mondays.
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  4. Cute ideas! The pot of gold with the rainbow is awesome, I’m going to try it with my littles!
    #LMM
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