Leprechaun Games
Reading Comprehension Activity

Leprechauns only come out on St. Patrick’s Day, so they need to pack in all the fun and games while they can. This whimsical poem describes on of their favorite things to do. Students will read the poem and answer questions about the setting, the details, and the rhyme.

Topic(s): Folklore, Myths & Legends. Skill(s): Summary, Story Elements, Rhythm & Rhyme. Genre(s): Poetry

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On this Saint Patrick’s Day,
The leprechauns will play
A game that brings them smiles
Across the many miles.

For way up in the sky,
A rainbow gleams on high
And makes a lovely slide
Upon which they can glide.

So to the top they go
And call, “Look out below!”
They ride the rainbow down
To land in the next town.

You may see them playing,
But know they won’t be staying.
For when the day is done
The leprechauns must run.

Comprehension Questions

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