These free leprechaun activities are sure to make your St. Patrick’s Day a magical time! Prep them now and you will be all set for some St. Patrick’s Day learning fun. What is more magical than leprechauns, pots of gold, & rainbows? Use these free leprechaun activities to get kids excited about learning math with leprechauns!
Free Leprechaun Activities
Leaping Leprechauns Subtraction Poem
Close your eyes and picture a leaping leprechaun. The picture that comes to my mind is a joyful, mischievous being- not unlike both of my spirited kids! Poetry is the perfect medium to convey the whimsical nature of the leaping leprechaun.
“Five” as a Benchmark
Leaping Leprechauns Number Line Activities
The next free leprechaun activity is one of my absolute favorites! Kids need to move. This math game is perfect for getting them up and moving, while they are involved in meaningful learning activities. This pack includes numerals to create a large “walkable” number line, as well as, small number lines to use at their seats.
Build Number Sense With Movement
Leprechauns are all about magic, so use it! This pack also includes large and small focus wands. Focus wands are really great for directing focus to a specific numeral. The hole in the wand directs the student’s eye to the targeted numeral. It is especially useful with children who have difficulty focusing their attention.
The large and small focus wands fit the numerals on the large and small number lines. One student can demonstrate on the large number line, while the rest of the class completes the same activity on the personal number lines. It is a great way to keep the class engaged! This blog post explains exactly how I use this set.
More St. Patrick’s Day Learning Activities
Portable word walls are a great way to explore themes! Grab this set of March word walls to enhance your home or classroom.
Practice sight words with this set of editable games!
There are so many uses for the cards in this set- use for memory, “WAR”, scavenger hunts, or anything else you dream up! Save some egg cartons to use as ten frames and kids can draw a card and build the number on the ten frame. See the egg cartons in action here. It’s a great way to make ten frames concrete.
You can use these cards for a letter hunt, memory, matching upper and lower case letters, and so many other ways. Check out the different ways I use these cards here.