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Kids will love sorting, counting, and graphing with Lucky Charms. These St. Patrick’s Day math worksheets for preschoolers are festive and fun!
Preschoolers will love sorting, counting, and graphing with a little leprechaun’s favorite food. These math games are perfect for younger students.
This no-prep math activity is a fun way to add math to your upcoming St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschoolers. You can add it to your morning work time, or create some hands-on math centers.
St Patrick’s Day Math Worksheets
When I was teaching, one of my favorite things to do with my class was holiday activities. I mean, who doesn’t love a good holiday activity and let’s be real… it usually involved some kind of yummy treat.
This St. Patrick’s Day, I decided that Grace was finally old enough to try Lucky Charms. I couldn’t just give it to her without feeling a little guilty.
I’m not one of those Moms that doesn’t allow my kids to have sweets, but I do like to keep my kids sugar intake to a minimum.
I had to figure out a way to let her try it, not feel guilty, and make it meaningful. So, I thought if I could play fun St. Patrick’s Day activities with my 1st grade students using Lucky Charms when I was teaching, I could totally do the same with Grace.
I got on my computer and whipped up a few St. Patrick’s Day math activities for a 3-year-old, went to the store and bought the biggest box of Lucky Charms I could find, and my St. Patrick’s Day fun was back again.
What You’ll Need
- St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Math Printable (download the free resources below)
- Lucky Charms
What You’ll Do
The first thing you are going to do is print the free St. Patrick’s Day worksheets.
Then, pour some Lucky Charms in a bowl. I actually sorted the Lucky Charms first to make sure there were enough marshmallows.
I also wanted to make sure there was at least one of each kind of marshmallow in the bowl.
I made sure there were no more than 10 of each marshmallow in the bowl.
Once I did that I put the cereal back in the bowl, and we were ready to start our St Patrick’s Day activities.
St. Patrick’s Day Sorting
The first worksheet focuses on sorting. Have students sort Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows into the correct pot of gold.
This is a great way to introduce your little leprechauns to sorting. Not only that, but it’s also a ton of fun for them and will make for some memorable St. Patrick’s Day math practice.
St. Patrick’s Day Counting
Once the marshmallows are sorted, move on to the counting sheet. An engaging way to teach your preschooler math is with a fun Saint Patrick’s Day activity incorporating Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows!
Count the colorful marshmallows into 10 frames and have your child recognize patterns and practice counting up to the number ten. By making it a fun game, little learners will be more engaged in learning and will remember the experience!
Plus, it’s a great, low-mess way to spend some quality time together on this festive day.
St. Patrick’s Day Graphing
Make math fun with a graphing activity using Lucky Charms marshmallows! Not only is it a great way to teach your preschooler about graphs, but it’s also a delicious way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Have them sort the marshmallows by color and create a graph of their findings. This is an exciting, colorful activity that kids will enjoy and remember. Plus, you both can snack on the marshmallows while creating the graph!
Once they’re finished graphing the marshmallows, ask questions that will encourage your preschoolers to interpret the date they’ve collected. “Which marshmallow has the most?” “Which marshmallow has the least?”
I’m so glad that I was able to share some fun St. Patrick’s Day learning with my daughter. I feel like she really did learn a lot during this activity.
I hope you try this simple and educational activity with your child today!
St Patrick’s Day Books for Preschool
Reading a fun and engaging St. Patrick’s Day picture book is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday with your little one!
Teach them about Irish culture, have some laughs, and learn some new vocabulary words.
There are plenty of great options out there with vibrant illustrations and exciting stories that make learning enjoyable for young readers.
So grab your favorite cup of tea and curl up in a cozy chair with your little one to get ready for some festive storytelling!
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Add this gorgeous Lucky leprechaun peg doll to your pretend play area for hours of imaginative play.
This small St Patrick’s Day themed play dough kit is perfect for providing hours of squishy fun play! The kit is packed completely full of fun loose parts to inspire imaginative play!
When I write posts that use some kind of sugary treat or candy I often times get comments from parents saying their child would just eat the treats and not do the activity.
Here are a few tips that I have personally used for years when I was teaching that actually work.
Tip 1 – Do the activity after you feed your child a big meal. They’ll be less likely to want to eat anything if their tummy is already full.
Tip 2 – Before you begin the activity let your child have a few pieces of the treat or candy. Then tell them they can have a few more pieces once they have completed the activity.
Tip 3 – If your child eats a few pieces while they are doing the activity it’s ok. I just remind my daughter that if she continues to eat the treats then we won’t be able to finish the activity