Do you need a quick game to review numbers, letters, or shapes? What’s In The Hat is easy and fun and perfect for your shamrock theme or St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Print off my What’s In The Hat cards, laminate and cut out. Toss them into a leprechaun hat.
If you'd rather use shamrocks, I've made a template for you to run off on green construction paper. Write numbers and letters on them and draw on the various shapes as well.
I purchased my hat 50% off at a party store. If you don’t have one, use a Dr. Seuss hat, or run off my hat template on green construction paper and glue on a lunch bag.
Gather your students in a circle on the floor and have them sing my Oh Do You Know song to the tune of The Muffin Man.
While the children are singing, have them pass the hat and pick a card.
When everyone has a card, go around the circle and have each child show and share “what’s in the hat!”
As long as the tune Muffin Man is in their heads, you can also review colors and have children transition to the next activity by singing:
Oh who is wearing green today, green today, green today? Oh who is wearing green today, please quietly go away.
Repeat the verse with all of the colors of the rainbow, ‘til all of your students have transitioned to the next activity.
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If you stop in any store you’ll see shamrocks galore. It’s a well-known and loved symbol for March.
A shamrock theme is easy and fun to implement during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Since it has three leaves, it’s a perfect die cut to have students use to count by 3’s or pattern with.
I’ve made 168 traceable mini flashcards for the upper and lowercase letters. Run them off on two different colors to make playing a Memory Match game easier.
I’ve also included cards for skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's + counting by 1's to 30.
Each set has their own cover so students can make Itty Bitty booklets.
Children enjoy these just-my-size booklets and like collecting and sharing them with their families, which reinforces lessons learned at school.
I’ve also included directions with tips of how to use the cards to play a variety of games to make learning with shamrocks interesting and fun!
Click on the link to view/download Shamrock Letter and Number Flashcards.
Looking for a shamrock booklet?
A few of my favorites that help teach a variety of standards are:
The Colors Of My Shamrocks includes a graphing extension and song.
Click on the links to view/download the shamrock booklets.
For more shamrock items click on the link to go to my Shamrock section
I’ll be designing new shamrock word, number and coin games all week so be sure and check back and pop in tomorrow for a shamrock rainbow spinner "craftivity."