The Worth of a Challenge

If you give a child a fish, you feed him for a day.
If you teach a child to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
But if you teach a child to learn, you feed him for a lifetime
and he doesn't have to just eat fish.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patricks Day Fun

Lot's of fun to be had this March 17th. We made sure that we wore green shirts so we don't get pinched and then let the fun begin.

We did do-a-dot shamrocks from DLTK. Don't want to do a shamrock? They have lots of other designs to choose from including a pot of gold, a rainbow and more.

We played a game* where we rolled the dice and moved a green teddy bear from 1-20

We pulled out all of our green manipulatives and found different ways to express what was in the baskets using a piece of graphing paper.

We graphed: green vehicles

unifix cubes

teddy bear counters

linking cubes

Benji wanted to mix things up by adding orange ones....can you tell that is his favorite color!

We made necklaces with green beads

Again, Benji was not satisfied with just green.

We colored a snake and gave him beady eyes (I found the template here)

We made a St. Patrick's Day word wall*

We made a picture* to match our song we found at The Mailbox.

We played Pot 'o' Gold from File Folder Fun
 This is a great free file folder game that teaches nouns and verbs

We also did Shamrock Phonics to review some basic word families. You can find this one at File Folder Fun as well. They also have a color matching game and a place value game that fit this theme.

*These printables are all part of a wonderful download from Musings of Me. She had a lot of other activities in the packet, but alas, we did not have time to do them all. At least there is next year!


  1. We loved those rainbow printables from Lapbook Lessons too! :)

  2. What great ideas for math. I love Math U See but don't always follow the way they use the blocks...

    Amie-from the HHH