This activity was a huge hit with ED last year. I chose some words from ED’s phonics readers and wrote them out on some shamrocks and taped them on popcycle sticks. I covered an empty cereal box with construction paper and wrote the words out on the box as well and used a knife to create a slit for the popcycle sticks.
I sat with ED each time she did this activity so she could practice reading the words aloud.
You could do this same activity for letter recognition and matching (B-b) or to practice addition or multiplication facts.
I couldn’t find the shamrock template I recommended a couple of years ago (the link didn’t work), so I made my own sheets.
Feel free to download these free Shamrock Templates if you can use them:
You could also use these to do some shamrock fishing like we did last year:
ED did letter matching last year:
While DD did some addition practice:
Last weekend I shared the St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication pack .. It’s also free to download.
Other St. Patrick’s Day Materials:
- St. Patrick’s Day Addition Game Boards
- St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack
- St. Patrick’s Day Division Game Board and Division Cards
- Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables, Activity Packs and More (Ages 2-5)