This tale - acted out by children - will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling. The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.
How to extend the magic
Explain that St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. You can learn more about St Patrick's Day by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on ‘Preparing for St Patrick's Day' to find out how two girls get ready for the special day by making a rainbow hat and a giant green shamrock! Why not have a go at making your very own rainbow hat? Click through to the Make & Colour section and search for 'St Patrick's Day - Rainbow Hat' (where you'll find details of how to make it).