St. Patrick’s might only be one day, but I still love to spread some rainbow cheer and pots of gold throughout the month of March along with other Spring themes in my centers and display crafts! If you’re looking for some fun St. Patrick’s activities to use this March, I’m sharing a few oldies, some new activities and a couple of freebies for your kindergarten classroom.
Math crafts work great as independent practice or in a math center! Not only are you fitting in core practice but fine motor practice as well! This St. Patties Shamrock Shake craft has subtraction or addition (within 20) options. Students can use counters and the 10 frame to solve their clover problem set before crafting. Click here to check out this math craft!
These St. Patricks Day Addition and Subtraction stations are low-prep and pair great with common class items like cubes, dough or pom poms to help make practice time student led & interactive. This set has 20 game mats to pick from and supports addition and subtraction within 10. You can grab the mats by clicking here.
FREEBIE: Counting routine GOLD! Spice up your counting to 20 practice with these fill in the blank Pots of Gold. Students will practice counting from a given number within 20 and find the missing numbers. These cards are easy to prep and can be used as write & wipe cards or paired with magnetic numbers. Click here to access the FREEBIE
What would you do with a Pot of Gold? In this activity, your students will get the chance to practice writing, illustrating and crafting. The little pots look cute on display and it’s always fun listening to your students share what they’d spend their GOLD on. This was one of my first crafts and it got a major update in 2020! Click here for the Writing Craft
Are your students interested in rainbows? One year, I had a class of students obsessed with the rainbow. So, in March (right before St. Patties) we conducted a little rainbow research. If you have access to Pebble Go this FREE flip-book pairs perfectly with its format. Click here for your free rainbow flip-book
Prior to our research, we made a KWL chart to discuss what we knew about rainbows and what we wonder about them to guide our Pebble Go inquiries. We spent a total of 3 days on our booklets. On our final day, we were able to complete the “L” part of our chart and share what we learned about rainbows.