using The Luckiest Saint Patrick’s Day Ever in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial and medial
/r/ medial (parade)


St. Patrick’s Day

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

The Luckiest Saint Patrick’s Day Ever

By Teddy Slater

Share in this leprechaun family’s charming St. Patrick’s Day celebration, complete with a fun parade and an Irish feast! The St. Patrick’s Day parade is off to a very fine start. The Leprechaun family is marching with lots of heart! Share in their dancing, share in their fun. You’ll have the luck of the Irish when this day is done! Top o’ the morning! It’s March 17th, and the Leprechauns are gathered for their favorite day of the year. Join them as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with music, dancing, and a parade! Teddy Slater’s delightful rhyming story is accompanied by lively illustrations from Ethan Long.

This energetic spring and St. Patrick’s Day book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing, verbs and /l/ and /r/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Luckiest Saint Patrick’s Day Ever in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (third person singular)
phonological awareness ​​


order of events during and after the parade


leprechaun, parade, clan, bold, shamrock, decked out, fife, mulligan, shells, mischievous


verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
verbs (third person singular)

Phonological Awareness:


If you are interested in seeing other spring and St. Patrick’s Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.