St. Patrick’s Day: 7 Ways to Celebrate and 3 to Avoid! 2023 UPDATE

Published 31. January 2023 on Storytime Solidarity

We challenge you to help bring authentic Irish culture and heritage back to St. Patrick’s Day!

Ms. Christina

↓ Ms. Christina, Storytime Solidarity Director of Music and Media, shares best practices for St. Patrick’s Day programming in your libraries and classrooms. Let’s leave stereotypes and shallow symbols behind! ↓

Holiday Programming for Everyone at Storytime Solidarity

The holidays are a delicate time for early childhood educators. In North America, December is dominated by Christmas, and yet it’s our job to make every child feel included in our spaces. That’s why I’m so excited to have contributed to this Storytime Solidarity article for keeping the holidays festive, educational, and inclusive for all!

Storytime Solidarity shares best practices for keeping holiday programming inclusive for all.

The (New) New Year’s Song and Circle Time

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with this new, original, holiday children’s song and circle time!

Join Ms. Christina’s New Year’s Eve Circle Time on Outschool!

We’ll have confetti, party hats, a craft, and noisemakers. Come ring in the Western New Year with music, singing, rhymes, games, and a countdown to 12 o’clock. Pajamas encouraged!

Song Lyrics and Chords:

Skills and Benefits:

Phonological awareness, concept of New Year’s, holiday traditions, love and togetherness, New Year’s Eve, Lunar New Year, Persian New Year, Hindu New Year, Jewish New Year.

Sing Rhyme and Play on YouTube features original early literacy songs, rhymes, and games — free to use for educational purposes and free from harmful origins.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival for Kids

Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2022 from Sing, Rhyme, and Play! Enjoy this special educational program by Ms. Christina.

See Coloring Pages for a free, hand-drawn, printable MOONCAKE coloring page!

Note: This video features the book, ALL ABOUT CHINA: STORIES, SONGS, CRAFTS AND MORE FOR KIDS by Allison “Aixin” Branscombe and Lin Wang.

See Ms. Christina’s complete schedule of Fall 2022 Classes for ages 3-8. Circle Time, Sight Words, Book Club, German, Mandarin Chinese, Geography — find what’s best for you!