Here’s most of the St. Patrick’s Day Number Fun Pack in action. I have to say, it was a hit with my boys and I love doing things that make them laugh and smile.
The little rhyme I made up was lots of fun. It got in counting, patterns, and rhyming words all in one shot! Thing Two really loved the little shamrocks I colored to go with it. He could match them up by colors and then count them. He was upset that one of them had no “friends” as he calls it…it was the fifth shamrock of the poem, and I only made one in that color. lol
Thing One worked on his number words – this is not his favorite task. But I was proud he did rather well listening for the beginning and ending sounds to figure out the most of the he didn’t know by sight. They both loved the Count by Tens Walk. Thing One now counts by tens backwards and forwards without the walk. I think I am going to make some other “spring” shape and add in the 5’s with the shamrock 10’s to continue the learning.
Happy Hats! This was –the- game of the week. They loved stacking hats on the Happy Shamrock and making them “wiggly.” Definitely filing this idea away for other themes and concepts.
(yes, there is a pile of play tools under the table, er, I mean the “bus.” Apparently it was broken down and needed to be fixed…all this while I tried to eat my breakfast. The hammering and drilling noises were a great start to my day.)
Lots of coloring, cutting, and painting to make our Rainbow Mobiles! I darkened the lines around Thing One’s template so he had a thicker line to follow.
We also made a fast rainbow with construction paper and a stapler. I learned Thing One loves using the stapler. To the point of stapling nothing and just wasting my staples to see them come out, lol.
That was our St. Patrick’s fun this week (so far). I have some more fun planned for tomorrow – a rainbow treasure hunt and eating some green foods (that aren’t usually green!). This leprechaun will be busy tonight. hehe
You can get my St. P’s Number Fun Pack HERE and a few other fun [free!] printables too. I’d love for you to post any pictures to the Ironic Adventures Facebook, leave me a comment and let me know how it went.
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