St. Patrick’s Day Beginning Sounds Freebie
I thought I would surprise you all with a cute St. Patrick’s Day activity, seeing as it’s only a couple of weeks away! Best of all, the entire unit is FREE! Click on any of the pictures to download it and if you decide to try it out, please leave a comment letting me know how it worked for you!
So… let’s see what’s included!
Firstly, there is a coloured matching activity. I LOVE all things colourful and beautiful images make learning more fun – at least, they do for me 😉
To prepare the activity for use, print all the pages (cardstock is preferable, but not necessary), laminate them for durability and then cut out the pots and shamrocks. If you’re going to use these in your classroom yearly and are worried about little fingers picking away at the edges and un-sticking the laminating that you have done, you can cut out the pictures BEFORE laminating and then, once laminated, you cut out around the shape leaving a small edge of “lamination”. Of course, this does require cutting two times… I guess this is a good time to call in your parent helpers 😉
The aim of this St. Patrick’s Day activity is for children to match the letters on the shamrocks to the pictures on the pots of gold.
You can turn this into a fine motor activity by adding household pegs to the shamrocks.
Included are also some worksheets. They can be completed independently, so there is no need for you to print both the activity and worksheets; if you want to save on ink, I’m sure the worksheets on their own will be just as fun for your kiddos.
For children who have difficult writing, try using stamps instead of asking them to write the letters.
Of course, you can also have children do the activity and then the worksheet as a means of recording their answers. If this is what you’d like to do, I think it’s best if you store the gold pots and shamrocks together with the worksheet in a plastic pocket, or a storage device that suits you best.
How do I store activities at our place? Well, once upon a time, I used to love plastic pockets and zip-lock bags. However, the zip-lock bags soon began to rip at the bottom and I had to find another solution. I now store things in plastic tubs that I purchase only when on sale or from dollar stores, like Uncle Buck’s (Australia). The worksheets are always kept in plastic sleeves inside a binder.
Well, there you have it! I truly hope your kiddos have heaps of fun with this activity!
If you’re in need of some other resources for St. Patrick’s Day, you may like some of the resources listed below. They are available for purchase in my TpT store.