I can’t believe I’m already getting out St. Patrick’s Day Activities! Here are a few of the games that I put in my literacy and math centers.. These are all included in my St. Patrick’s Day bundle.
Since we are working on beginning addition and subtraction, I added a math facts game to my St. Patricks activities. It can be played as memory, matching, and also includes some basic worksheets to work on simple addition and subtraction.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the game “BUMP”, where students roll the dice, cover the number, but can BUMP each other off that spot too. My students LOVE this game! They get a kick out of bumping their friend’s piece off the board. I added this Counting Coins Bump game as one of my St. Patrick’s Day Activities in centers. Some of my students still need help recognizing numbers and adding with 2 dice. These linking unit cubes snap easily and are great math manipulatives.
I used these worksheets below when working with some of my students who need a little extra math RTI support. One student is still working on numbers 1-10, while the other one was ready to go to 20. They both were working on filling in missing numbers and searching for the biggest number.
Another math center is this Spin a Shamrock game. It comes with 4 worksheets to work on 2D shapes, 3D shapes, numbers,and number words. Students will hold a pencil upright with the paperclip at the bottom. They’ll spin the paper clip and see what shape it lands on. Then they color in that shape. I let the students use these Crayola Silly Scent markers for added fun!
For literacy, we have been discussing tricky sounds and working on digraphs. I created this simple sorting game, which includes pictures and words. It’s nice to be able to differentiate the game depending on the group. For added difficulty, I also used pictures/words that have the digraph not only at the beginning of the word, but also at the end.
Another one of their favorite St. Patrick’s Day activities is this sight word game. As you know from my blog, I create a lot of games with game boards for my competitive kiddos. This game has them reading sight words from the pre-primer and primer Dolch lists. I like using the same type of games in my centers. I can just throw in the new game/cards, and my students already know how that game works.
My students actually took this picture below with our iPad because they were excited at how quickly they were able to build these scrambled sentences.
If you need something for a writing center, you can grab these FREE St. Patrick’s Day ABC order cards and recording sheet in my FREE Resource Library. Enjoy!
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