This activity is such a fun (and festive) way to reinforce the decomposition of the number seven. Print the shamrock manipulatives back to back, laminate, and cut out the boxes. One side of each piece will be a happy shamrock (dark green), the other side will be a surprised shamrock (light green). Students will each get seven pieces to put in a cup, shake, and spill. Have them count how many dark green and how many light green shamrocks they have. They will then color the shamrocks on their recording sheet to reflect what they spilled. Then they will write the number of each. There is also a second activity included which helps reinforce early graphing skills, counting, more, less, and early adding skills. (Check out the preview).
Please take a moment to also check out the following activities!
*Shake and Spill - (Jack-o-Lanterns)
*Shake and Spill - (Fall Owls)
*Shake and Spill - (Fall Leaves)
*Shake and Spill - (Gingerbreads)
~Happy Counting and St. Patty's Day!!