Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Song and Gold Hunt

Do you have your little ones go on a search for hidden gold in your classroom for St. Patrick’s Day?  Then this song is just for you.  The mischievous little Leprechaun always visits my room and makes a mess.  He turns our chairs upside down, gets into our paint, leaves paint footprints on our chart paper, and plays in our centers.  The good thing is he leaves us golden coins or golden candy behind for a treat.  We clean up his mess and then go searching for the gold coins.  We use it as a counting activity too.  If he leaves one coin for every student, how many coins should we find ?  After a student finds 1 gold coin, they have a seat in group time while the others continue searching.  I stay at our easel and make a tally mark for each gold coin that we find.  It’s a great way to work in some fun and math at the same time.
I am including some paper gold coins to reproduce just in case you don’t have any coins or want to pass on the candy.  You can laminate the coins for durability and to give them a more shiny look.
Click HERE to download this activity.
The tune is to “I’m a Little Teapot.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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