Friday, March 11, 2011

Pirates and St. Patrick's Day

Pirates are PERFECT for St. Patrick's


Hello there everybody!
Welcome to our Storytime today.


            Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?

As you can see, my partner Will Reed and I are already dressed up and ready.

        What?

You don't think we're appropriately attired for St. Patrick's Day??

       We're supposed to wear GREEN? That's all?? Just wear some green?

    Well, that's kind of boring.

Will and I are here to tell you that YOU HAVE TO DRESS UP LIKE A PIRATE FOR ST. PATRICK's DAY.

          It's only natural.

Okay, okay. You don't believe us?

        Let me explain:

First

Who loves GOLD more than anyone?

           PIRATES!!!

And WHO HAS THE GOLD?

          The LEPRECHAUNS!!!!

Second

I don't know about you, but I tend to get a little green about the gills whenever I go on the high seas.             

         Now there's some green for you.
        And what's more St. Patty's Day than that?

Third

And here, this is the kicker...

         Both Pirates and Leprechauns love to sing.

Oh, and I have a GREAT pirate song right now for you, are you ready?

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Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb
     ...and he threw her out the window,
     the window, he threw her out the window
     with a heave and a ho and a yo ho ho,
     he threw her out the window.
____________________

Oh, Will, let's try that again, here's another one...
Now don't interrupt this time. Okay?
          (Will just looks at me)

Will...
      Okay. But no promises.

____________________

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water,
Jack fell down and broke his crown and he
     threw Jill out the window, the window,
     he threw her out the window
     with a heave and a ho and a yo ho ho,
     he threw her out the window.
____________________

Oh, Will.
How about a story?

Will and I LOVE the library.
Let me tell you, there are a LOT of pirate books for you to read. 

As a matter of fact; Will and I have found a great story we would like to tell you.

Those No-Good Do-Good Pirates by Jim Kraft
OPL Link

...and as those pirates sailed off into the sunset, on their ship the Flying Pig, you could hear them singing...

____________________

Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet,
eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and he
     threw her out the window, the window,
     he threw her out the window.
     with a heave and a ho and a yo ho ho,
    he threw her out the window.


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Having some more pirate fun


Let's all find out our official pirate names shall we?
Naming charts made by Amy ;)



Follow this link to find out the real reason pirates are perfect for St. Patrick's!

(thanks Captain Jack!)

...need more great pirate books?

Dirty Joe the Pirate: A True Story by Bill Harley
OPL Link


Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long
OPL Link


Backbeard: Pirate for Hire by Matthew McElligot
OPL Link


Pirate's Guide to First Grade by James Preller
OPL Link


How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
OPL Link


Everything I Know About Pirates: A Collection of Made-up Facts, Educated Guesses, and Silly Pictures of the Bad Guys of the High Seas by Tom Lichtenheld
OPL Link

4 comments:

Miss Courtney said...

LOL, I wasn't sure where you were going with this one. I love the use of the puppet character and dressing up, of course!

Miss Courtney said...

LOL, I wasn't sure where you were going with this one. I love the use of the puppet character and dressing up, of course!

Anonymous said...

Also, and most importantly, Pirates captured Patrick at the age of 16, during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland. Without pirates, there would be no St. Patrick or Ireland.
see: http://www.entourages.com/barbs/stpatrick.htm

Cheers

Capt Jack
getcaptainjack.com

~ Amy W ~ said...

LOVE the info - I'll be incorporating that tidbit for sure!. Plus, I don't mind the advertising for getcaptainjack - just wish I lived on the East Coast so I could hire you!