Are you looking for fun and educational St. Patrick’s Day math activities for your little learners? It’s your lucky day! Use these quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day math activities to harness your student’s natural excitement and interest in the holiday and help teach basic math skills in fun and meaningful ways.
Hands-on activities make practicing basic math skills fun! Add some of these activities to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans and your little leprechauns will have a blast while learning how to count, pattern, graph and more!
St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities for Preschool
Your little learners are going to love these fun St. Patrick’s Day learning activities and games that will help them develop number sense and build important math skills like counting, one-to-one correspondence, numeral recognition and more!
St. Patrick’s Day Graph
Are your kids learning about the concept of more and less? Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day math activity that will provide your students with a fun way to collect and record data! Students will enjoy rolling the cube and recording their rolls on the recording sheet. This printable activity is available in the St. Patrick’s Day math packet.
St. Patrick’s Day Counting Book
Are your kids learning how to count to 5 and recognize numerals? This easy to assemble St. Patrick’s Day printable counting book helps reinforce number sense, numeral identification, and counting; it’s available in the St. Patrick’s Day math packet.
St. Patrick’s Day Patterns
This patterning activity will help your students develop logical thought and reasoning skills. It’s available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
Help your students develop number sense with this game that will reinforce one-to-one correspondence skills. The leprechaun races printable game is available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
St. Patrick’s Day Board Game
Here’s a fun board game that supports the development of number sense and one-to-one correspondence skills. Can you help the leprechaun find the pot of gold? This printable board game is located in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
Pot of Gold Play Dough Mats
Do your kids love to play with play dough? They’ll have a blast counting and filling the pot with gold coins! The Gold Coin Counting Mats are available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
St. Patrick’s Day Number Identification Game
Are your kids learning how to identify numerals? Here’s a super fun game that can be played using numbers 0-10 or numbers 0-20 depending on your student’s ability levels. The playing cards are available in black and white and color for your convenience. Also included are two printable recording sheets in black and white, one for each version of the game. This game is available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
St. Patrick’s Day Numeral Quantity Game
This game is perfect for developing number sense! Invite your little learners to identify the numeral on their pots, and then match the gold coins with the correct quantity to the pots. This game is available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
Non-Standard Shamrock Measurement
Your students will have tons of fun measuring things around the classroom using shamrocks as a non-standard unit of measurement. This activity includes a black and white recording sheet and is available in the St. Patrick’s Day Math Packet.
Pot-O-Gold 1:1 Game
This first game is a fun twist on a classic that will keep your kids engaged and on-task as they practice their 1:1 counting skills with “gold.”
First, spray paint some lima beans gold and let them dry.
Next, give each child in your small group one plastic ice cube tray and a mini candy cauldron full of lima beans. I found the candy cauldrons at my local party supply store.
Students will take turns rolling the foam die and counting the corresponding number of “gold pieces” into their ice cube tray.
This hands-on game will help young children in your preschool or kindergarten classroom develop one to one correspondence skills.
This skill is listed in the Common Core State Standards as follows: Math.Content.K.CC.B.4a When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Pot-O-Gold Counting Game
What could be more fun than playing with pennies? I bet you have tons of pennies lying around just waiting to be put to use, I know I do!
Put a container of pennies in the middle of your small group table.
Give each child a mini candy cauldron. Students will take turns rolling the foam die and placing the corresponding number of pennies in their pot.
This activity supports the same skill listed above.
Picking up pennies and lima beans also has an additional bonus, it will help develop fine motor skills!
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Play with Numbers
First, I colored my rice green; see the previous link for directions if you’re not familiar with this process.
Next, I spray painted magnetic numbers with gold spray paint.
When the rice and numbers were dry I hid the numbers in the rice.
The printable mat is attached to a metal cookie sheet from the dollar store so the numbers will stick. Get your copy of the free printable number mat below!
Students will hunt for numbers in the rice and place them on the matching number on the mat.
You can use one dish tub of rice per child in your small group or pair them up for cooperative play.