Here's a variation on Little Mouse--I've got lots more here. I'm particularly happy with this set because I made it BIG (I think the hat is around 6 inches tall, for reference), and because I don't have much else in the way of flannels for St. Patrick's day. With the threes, we do go on a treasure hunt, and we have a leprechaun puppet in the classroom about which we sing a cute song (see below). But this is an easy way to appropriately share a little bit about St. Patrick's Day with my twos, without going overboard on holiday-related stuff.
(Ack!! I just realized I made a four-leaf clover instead of a shamrock--two very different things! I apologize to any offended Irish folks, and will be changing the offending piece before using it in the classroom again!!)
So, the rhyme to go along with the set is:
Playing Hide and Seek...
Are you behind the _________??
Let's take a peek!
Please be dramatic as you hunt that guy down--the kids like it so much more with a bit of flair :)
And the Mr. Leprechaun song I mentioned above:
(credit goes to a past co-worker, Angela Lenz)
Mr. Leprechaun, Mr. Leprechaun, Mr. Leprechaun--Hello!
Mr. Leprechaun, Mr. Leprechaun, Mr. Leprechaun--I Know...
...you're a cute little elf,
If I say so myself!
In your suit all of green,
You come on March seventeen!
(The tune is a waltz I believe, but I have not idea the title of the original, so you might have to make up your own melody :) )