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This resource includes 19 literacy and math activities with an adorable St. Patrick's Day theme. The skills included in this resource are ones that your Kindergarteners are probably working on during the month of March. It is packed full of games and interactive, hands-on activities to keep students engaged and learning all month long.
They are easy to prep – most are just print and go. They use basic classroom supplies such as plastic cubes, mini erasers, play dough, dot cubes, and spinners. Most activities include more than one version allowing you to differentiate for your students.
Each activity includes teacher friendly directions as well as an “I Can” visual directions page to promote independence. They do not include recording sheets which makes them ideal for morning tubs and early finisher activities. But you can certainly use them for math and literacy centers too.
This file includes editable pages for the sight word activity. This will allow you to add your own sight words and personalize the covers. Please note that you will need to open the file in Adobe to edit. You will be unable to edit when viewing the file in your web browser.
Here's a look at what's included:
Syllable Build: Students will say the name of each picture and clap to determine the number of syllables. They will stack that many cubes on top of the picture. (2 activities included)
Roll and Rhyme: Students will roll the dot cube and read the corresponding CVC or CVCe word. They will find a space that rhymes and cover it. They will continue to roll and cover until all of the words have been covered. (Separate CVC and CVCe activities included.)
Cover the Nouns: Students will spin the spinner. They will use the color code to cover a person, place, thing, or animal. They will continue playing until all the spaces have been covered.
Build the Word: Students will select a picture card and place it on the mat. They will say the picture name to determine the beginning digraph sound. They will use mini erasers or other small manipulatives to form the digraph on the mat.
Bump Games: Students play with a partner. Players will take turns spinning the spinner and covering a picture match with a plastic cube. If a player rolls the same word they can “BUMP” the other player off the space. If the player rolls the same word again, without being bumped off, they can add a second cube to “lock” the space. Locked spaces cannot be bumped. The first player to use all of their cubes is the winner. (2 activities included - CVC Word Families and Beginning Digraphs)
St. Patrick's Day Words: Students will select a vocabulary card and place it on the mat. They will follow the prompts on the mat to write the word with a dry erase marker and/or build the word using magnetic letters. You can punch a hole and put the picture vocabulary cards on a metal ring for easy storage. (2 options of work mats included)
Lucky Little Sight Words: Students will select a sight word card and place it on the mat. They will build the word using a dry erase marker or magnetic letters. This activity is editable so you can add your own sight words.
Color Code Words: Students will read each word and cover it using the color code on the side of the mat. (Skills include real/nonsense words and CVC/CVCe words.)
Roll, Read, Cover: Students will roll a dot cube and read the color word. They will cover a space on the activity mat to match the color word. They will continue to play until all of the spaces are covered. You can use this as a partner game. Students take turns and the first player to complete their picture wins. (5 activities included)
Dough Creations: Students will use play dough to make snakes to form the dough gingerbread theme pictures.
Colorful Coins: Students will select a counting card. They will count out the pieces to match the card. They will add the pieces together to determine how many were added to the pot of gold. You can have students use a dry erase marker to write the sum. (Set 1: sums to 5, Set 2: sums to 10)
Count and Build: Students will determine the number represented on the mat. They will either count out math manipulatives like mini erasers to show the number – or – use math cubes to build a tower to show the number. (Numbers to 10 and 20 are included)
Roll, Add, and Cover: Students will roll two dot cubes and add them together to determine the sum. They will find the number that matches and cover it. They will continue to play until all of the spaces have been covered. You could also use this as a BUMP game activity. (2 games included)
Color-Code Cover: Students will solve each addition or subtraction sentence to determine the answer. Using the color code on the right of the mat, they will cover the space to show their answer. (6 activities included)
Build the Number: Students will select a picture card and determine the number represented. They will use mini erasers or other small manipulatives to form the number on the mat. (Skills include: ten frames, number words, tens and ones, and making 10.)
Roll and Race: Students will roll the dot cube and count to determine the number they rolled. They will cover that make spaces on their game mat. The first player to cover all of the numbers wins. In order for a player to win, they must roll the exact number needed – if they have one space left, they must roll a one to win. Numbers to 20, 30, 50, and 100. (4 games included)
Count and Show: Students will identify the number in the middle section. They will use manipulatives to count and show one less and one more. (Numbers 1 - 20 are included)
Flip and Find: Students will identify the number. They will find and cover the corresponding number on the hundreds chart. Students will continue playing until all of the numbers have been covered. (Numbers to 100 are included.)
Show the Tens and Ones: Students will identify the number on the mat. They will use manipulatives to show the tens and ones in the corresponding columns. (Numbers 1 - 20 are included)
If you love this activity, check out other months:
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