Rattlin' Bog Irish Folk Song With Orff Arrangement for March & St. Patrick's Day

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Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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60 pages
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My students loved this resource. The slide layout is great. It made it easy to teach the instrument parts.


You can now sing, do the motions, and PLAY this Irish favorite, The Rattlin' Bog, with a lively Orff barred instrument arrangement (and optional ukulele part) for St. Patrick's Day, all during March, or whenever you want that cumulative song, breathless laughter FUN!

Fully customizable for a couple of class periods or an extended period of time, this resource includes:

  1. barred instrument arrangement (3 ostinati for any instrument grouping)
  2. (opt) ukulele part G, C, D7
  3. song origin and meaning
  4. activities to create
  • a new lyric
  • a March cumulative poem
  • a pentatonic piece based on a leprechaun poem.

This Resource Includes:

  • Available in both PPT and GS versions
  • MP4 of the song arrangement
  • Full score sheet music
  • Sheet music of the vocal line with ukulele chords (G, C, D7)

Click VIDEO PREVIEW above to hear the entire arrangement!


  • Higher-order questioning
  • "I Can" statements
  • Lesson Checklist for your Evaluation Artifacts Folder

What I Love Most?

  • The Orff arrangement's 3 parts have something for all abilities
  • Motions/Movements included
  • The fun lyrics of this kid-favorite cumulative song
  • THREE activities that let your kids CREATE
  • Differentiated with the use of colors, images, and stepwise learning
  • Teacher helpers with
    • higher-order questions
    • "I Can" statements
    • a pre-filled checklist that can go into your evaluation folder


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