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Preschoolers will love working on number sense and counting to ten with this awesome St Patricks Day math Feed the Leprechaun game!
As you start planning your St. Patrick’s Day preschool activities, be sure to find some fun hands-on learning activities to round out your lessons.
This fun Feed the Leprechaun game is perfect for math centers and independent learning time.
These free preschool printables require very little prep making them perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers like you!
St Patricks Day Math
Put away the counting worksheets for a couple of days. Break out some fun holiday-themed, hands-on math activities for your preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
These leprechauns are hungry, and your kids can fill them up with the lucky numbers they are hungry for!Preschool math requires more than just number recognition. It’s also important for kids to understand that numbers can be represented in a variety of ways. Number sense activities like this one help children see that numbers can be represented with tallies, ten frames, sets, and more.
Here are Homeschool Preschool, I have a wide variety of math activities that are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kiddos. From worksheets to hands-on learning, I’ve got you covered.
These leprechaun-themed number sense activities are perfect for the month of March and your St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Leprechaun Number Sense Activity
To use this activity with your preschoolers, print all of the pages on cardstock for durability. I also prefer to laminate my pages. This helps them hold up to busy little hands.
Next, cut apart the number sense cards at the back (pages 12-14). Mix them up, and put them in a small basket.
Have your child choose a leprechaun mat and identify the number word at the top. This is the number their leprechaun is hungry for.
Now, they’ll need to sort through the basket for all of the number cards that represent that number. They’ll be looking for tallies, ten frames, numerals, and sets of shamrocks.
If you’re working with younger preschoolers, you may want to start out with just two leprechaun mats and corresponding cards so they don’t get overwhelmed.
As your little one demonstrates mastery, add in another number until you’ve got them working on the complete set.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT St. Patrick’s Day
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?
Ten Lucky Leprechauns – Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow! A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!
More St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Everything you need to create your own leprechaun traps! Includes ‘The Definitive Guide to Leprechauns and their Capture’, as well as a box full of items that can create traps to help you get your own gold!
This St. Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe game set is the perfect St. Patrick’s day class gift, birthday party favor, or travel game!
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