# Leprechaun Time-Activities and Centers for St. Patrick's Day

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Leprechaun Time is a packet of twelve St. Patrick's Day activities and centers. It includes Lucky Charms Math which is also available on its own. The activities included are as follows:

Hunting For Gold is a note for the leprechauns to leave for the kiddos in your class on St. Patrick's Day. It includes a description of how to make the first moments in the classroom on St. Patrick's Day morning loads of fun!

Leprechaun Trap Note is a note to send to parents if you would like to have your students construct a leprechaun trap at home. It's a great family project!

Leprechaun Trap Writing is writing paper for students to use when writing about how they made their leprechaun traps. There is a Word Bank and some structure to help students remember to include all of the steps they used while constructing the trap.

The I Am a Leprechaun emergent reading book is a fun little book to make on St. Patrick's Day. Children use adjectives to describe what the leprechaun in the book is wearing.

The Shamrock Math Game is an activity for practicing both addition and subtraction facts. Students choose leprechaun and shamrock cards to select the numbers they will use for recording facts on their recording sheets.

Lucky Charms Math is also available on its own here, but I have included it in this packet as well. Students use Lucky Charms to sort and graph the marshmallow shapes. Next, they use the data on the graph to add and compare the numbers.

Opinion Writing Response to use after reading Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola. Students decide if they would choose a wish or a pot of gold if they caught a leprechaun! They must state their opinion and provide three reasons.

Graphic Organizer to use after reading St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting. Students write the sequence of the story using the structure of the organizer.

Pot of Gold Fact Families is an activity for practicing fact families. Students use dice to determine the numbers in their fact families. They write the three numbers in the fact family on three gold coins and then record the facts on the pots of gold.

Leprechaun Measurement is a fun measuring activity using 1-inch tiles. There are seven leprechauns to measure in all. Students use the tiles to measure the leprechauns and record the measurements on the recording sheet.

Leprechaun Write the Room includes a recording sheet and twelve cards depicting St. Patrick's Day pictures and words. The picture-word cards are hung around the room. Students put their recording sheet on a clipboard and find all the pictures so they can correctly write the words on their recording sheets.

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