“March Comes in Like a Lion and Goes Out Like a Lamb”
As folklore goes, this phrase, passed down from generation to generation, may be traced back to ancient times and those who watched the stars. March begins as the Constellation Leo is crossing toward the meridian. Leo is the Lion. Towards the end of the month, the Constellation Aries begins to rise. Aries is the ram. Scholars have also traced the phrase back to the early U.S. settlers. Farmers relied on keen weather observations to forecast weather. They observed that early March had winter storms and was bitterly cold and windy, but by the end of the month, the weather was warmer and gentler.
Utilizing a lion and lamb puppet, the different weather can be acted out by the children. Also discuss the “L” sound and search around the room for other things that begin with the letter “L” – “light”, “love”,” librarian”! Share the picture book, “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” by Marion Dane Bauer and color lion and lamb pictures.
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