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St. Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Looking for something magically fun to enchant your wee leprechauns? This St. Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy contains 6 worksheets and 7 learning center activities that practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number formation
– Subitizing/set recognition
– Graphing
– Addition to 6
– Association
– Visual discrimination
– Writing
– Beginning sounds
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Language/dictation
– Self -expression
– Phonological awareness
– Fine motor
– Social-emotional
– Following directions

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

FOUR LEAF PATTERN PUZZLES (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Cut the cards in half. Children will use their visual discrimination skills to match the clover patterns.

LEPRECHAUN BEGINNING SOUNDS CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Here, just to add a bit of magic, I used a paint brush to apply a thin layer of glue to the clothespins. I then gave them a a good dusting of green glitter and attached shamrock foam stickers to the ends.

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Students will identify the featured letters and clip and/or mark their beginning sound partners.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LACE-A-WORD TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Provide students with uppercase letter beads and lacing strings. Learners will work to thread and compose the words on the task cards. Note: There are 2 “RAINBOW” cards included (one with the top and bottom lines on the “I” and one without” to accommodate all bead kits.

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

LUCKY THE LEPRECHAUN ALPHABET CARD GAME PLAYING CARDS (COLOR 27/B&W 27)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

This is a spin-off of the classic card game Old Maid. In a small group, shuffle and deal all the cards. Players will sort through their cards, placing any letter matches face-up on the table.

Starting with the dealer, each child will take a turn fanning out their hands so that the player to their left can draw one card. Some children may struggle to fan their cards, and that’s okay. Just make sure to emphasize that the children should try to not let the other players see their cards. As your students make letter pairs in their hands, prompt them to discard them immediately onto the table. Depending on how you’d like the game to play out, the player left holding the unmatched card, Lucky the Leprechaun, either loses or wins.

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SUBITIZING TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) AND SET CARDS (COLOR 30/B&W 30)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Children will identify the number on each task card and place the corresponding sets of items on their appropriate spaces. Encourage younger learners to use one-to-one correspondence while counting the items. Older learners will demonstrate their set recognition skills.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY TEN FRAMES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Provide mini erasers, counting chips, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

ST. PADDY’S SORT AND GRAPH SHEET (COLOR 1/B&W 1) AND SET CARDS (COLOR 54/B&W 54)

St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy

Working with a small group, provide each child with a graphing sheet and a small pile of item cards. When students have completed their graphs, discuss which items the children had more or less of.

WORKSHEETS (B&W 6)

With these 6 worksheets, students will practice rhyming, association, dictation and writing, number order, number formation, and addition!

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Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story Art Activity

Kite Day Art Activity

Spring is here and what better way to welcome the season than with kites? This colorful kite craft is a delightful extension to the book Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand.

Bear looked at the sky. Could it be? he wondered. He tilted his head up. WHIFF. WHIFF. WHIFF. He smiled and then shouted, “Kite Day!”

Kite Day Art Activity

Bear and his best friend Mole passionately work together to make a kite for this very special occasion. Finally, the kite is soaring up, up, up! But when a storm rolls in…SNAP! The kite string breaks and Bear and Mole run after it. They find it resting in a tree protecting a nest of baby birds from the pelting rain, and are subsequently greeted by a very thankful mama bird.

Hillenbrand does a wonderful job of emphasizing the pro-social themes of friendship, cooperation, and sharing. Children enjoy the adorable characters and the way the golden kite, with its vibrant rainbow tail, stands out against Hillenbrand’s classic, muted watercolor illustrations. This darling tale makes a perfect read-aloud for preschoolers.

Kite Day Art Activity

So what are you waiting for? Grab the book, download our kite template, gather up some collage materials, and join in on the fun. We used crepe paper for the tails, but yarn will work as well. Be sure to discuss the order of the rainbow with your learners, and to encourage older children to cut out their own kites and to tie their own bows (just a starting knot).

MATERIAL USED:

– Construction paper
Our kite template
– Scissors
– Buttons
– Acrylic jewels
– Foam stickers
– Ribbon
– Sequins
– Pom poms
– Tacky Glue

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Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

April showers bring May flowers, and this Spring Math and Literacy pack brings lots learning and lots of fun! It contains 14 worksheets, a 10 page counting book, and 6 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number formation
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Measurement
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Classification
– Visual discrimination
– ABC order
– The concept of opposites
– Story sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Language/dictation
– Self-expression
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Please note that the center activities in this packet are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

SPRING PATTERN BLOCK ACTIVITY MATS (COLOR 9/B&W 9) AND NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 66/B&W 66)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Supply children with pattern blocks. Learners will replicate the images on each mat and count the number of blocks used. The numbers may be recorded using the number cards or a dry erase marker (laminated mat) Discuss which blocks they used more or less of.

Spring Math and Literacy Activities


SPRINGTIME ROLL & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Provide mini erasers, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. For individual use, have the child roll the die, count the dots (or recognize the “set” of dots), and find and cover the corresponding number on the sheet. Repeat until all of the numerals are covered. In small group, give each child a sheet and have them take turns rolling the die. The first person to cover all of their numbers wins. Trade cards and play again!

KITE NUMBER QUANTITY TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Use a hole punch to punch out the marked areas on the cards and supply children with plastic learning links. Students will create a kite tail by linking a numbered group of items to its corresponding kite. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.


SPRINGTIME RHYMING CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 14/B&W 14)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Supply students with clothespins. For added fun, these can be decorated with glitter and foam flower stickers. Students will say the names of each picture and find and mark its rhyming partner.

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

RAINBOW ALPHABET MATCH UP PUZZLES (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Cut the cards in half and have young learners match the upper and lowercase letters.

SPRING BEGINNING SOUNDS TASK CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Provide students with magnetic (plastic) letters. Learners will say the name of the featured items on the task card. They will then sort through the letters, finding their beginning sound partners and placing them on the appropriate spaces. If magnetic letters are unavailable, children may write the letters using dry erase markers.

Spring Math and Literacy Activities


WRITING PROMPT – “IF I HAD A RAINBOW OF MY OWN, I WOULD….”

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Read the story A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Ask students what they would do if they had a rainbow of their own. Children will dictate their responses to teachers and draw a picture. Older children may copy their responses onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words. Two prompts are offered – one boy and one girl.

WORKSHEETS 14 + COUNTING BOOK (1-10) (B&W)

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

A My Spring Counting Book (1-10) is included in the worksheet section of this pack. Children will cut out the pages of the book. Teachers/adults should staple the pages together. Students can then count and write the number of spring items on each page and color the pictures.

Spring Math and Literacy Activities

Additionally, with these worksheets learners will compare sets, color by numbers, sequence a story, identify opposites, label beginning sounds of some spring things, and so much more!

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