Gold Coin Count
Use gold wrapped
chocolate coins to help the children with their counting skills.
In my math center I
have enlarged, numbered, and laminated 11 black
pot patterns (0-10) and found gold glass beads at a craft store
they've been counting gold into each pot. Also matching different
shamrock and potato die cuts as well as patterning/sorting them.
Number dice game with potato heads, roll a six to get an ear, etc.
St. Pat's Math
Print out shamrocks
or leprechauns with each having a different number to 10.
Use some gold glitter glue and paint some rocks. Let the
the rocks to place the correct number on the shamrock or
Cut out four, three leafed clovers, and one four leafed clover.
five clovers on a table and ask the child to find the four leafed
Cut out five different sized clovers. Have the child arrange the
clovers by size.
Purchase a box of
Lucky Charms. Sort out the marshmallows out of the cereal.
youngsters to choose their favorite Lucky Charm marshmallow and
help chart their favorites.
Give each child a
sheet of paper divided into a grid. Predraw the Lucky Charm
cereal shapes across the bottom. Have the children sort the
cereal. Count how many
of each shape and color in the appropriate number of squares.
Sort children into
groups, pour a bowl of Lucky Charms for each group.
Call out a marshmallow shape (red balloons, green clovers,
etc.) one at a time and have groups sort through their bowls to
shape called. Each table announces how many of the shape they
(as each shape is called). Discuss which table has more, less,
and the most. Place a box of Lucky Charms in the writing center
children can make pictures incorporating the marshmallow shapes
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