Looking for some magically fun St. Patrick’s Day activities to enchant your wee leprechauns? This St. Patrick’s Day Math and Literacy packet contains 6 worksheets and 7 learning center activities that practice the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Number formation
– Subitizing/set recognition
– Addition to 6
– Visual discrimination
– Beginning sounds
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Please note that these St. Patrick’s Day activities 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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
LUCKY THE LEPRECHAUN ALPHABET CARD GAME PLAYING CARDS (COLOR 27/B&W 27)
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 SUBITIZING TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) AND SET CARDS (COLOR 30/B&W 30)
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)
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. PADDY’S SORT AND GRAPH SHEET (COLOR 1/B&W 1) AND SET CARDS (COLOR 54/B&W 54)
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.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (B&W 6)
With these 6 worksheets, students will practice rhyming, association, dictation and writing, number order, number formation, and addition!