Free St. Patrick’s Day Counting Mat

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Do you need fun math ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? If you’re searching for no-prep math learning fun you can do with preschoolers at home and in the classroom this March, don’t miss my St. Patrick’s Day counting mat printable. It’s perfect for hands-on counting practice and fine motor skills development.

You can add this printable to your math center or use it to add a little extra learning fun to a rainy day this March. I’ve got lots of fun hands-on math ideas for St. Patrick’s Day from measuring leprechaun hats to making bracelets. Keep reading to get the scoop on all the ways you can practice early math skills with this St. Patrick’s Day counting mat. Plus, discover more printable St. Patrick’s Day fun for your classroom!

St Patricks Day Counting

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FREE Printable St. Patrick’s Day Counting Mat

Teach your preschool learners how to count this March with this fun St. Patrick’s Day freebie! Your preschoolers will love identifying the numbers on this St. Patrick’s Day Counting Mat as they count out the correct amount of items for each numbered square. ⁣

St. Patrick’s Day counting

Parents and teachers can get creative with lots of fun counting manipulatives for the holiday including gold coins, lucky charms marshmallows, and pom poms! Need an easy win? I’ve included printable counting cards students can use to cover up each number too. 

Your preschoolers will get lots of great fine motor skills practice as they place small objects on each number. There’s a tracing element for every number to give your preschool students lots of opportunities to practice proper pencil grip too!

These St. Patrick’s Day counting mats are a great addition to any classroom math center. Counting mats allow preschoolers to practice counting in a concrete way that’s perfect for kinesthetic learners. They help preschoolers understand numbers, practice one-to-one correspondence, and begin to grasp basic addition and subtraction concepts through engaging play.

Creative Math Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

There are so many hands-on creative math ideas for St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans! Check out some of my favorite math activity ideas for celebrating with the luck of the Irish:

Shamrock Counting

Cut out shamrock shapes from green construction paper. You can use my shamrock template to make it easy. Number each shamrock and scatter them around the room.

Then, have kids search for shamrocks. When the shamrocks have all been found, arrange them in numerical order together as a class. 

Pot of Gold Number Matching

You’ll need “pots of gold” and golden coins for this activity. Write numbers on the pots with a permanent marker. Then, add the corresponding number of dots to the gold coins.

Have students match the coins to the dots based on the numbers. It’s a great way to practice counting and number recognition skills. Create stations around the classroom to make this math idea for St. Patrick’s Day into an engaging movement activity!

Leprechaun Hats Measurement

First, cut out leprechaun hats from construction paper. Then, give each preschool student a ruler or non-standard measurement tool. Finally, have kids take turns measuring and comparing the height of each leprechaun hat. 

St. Patrick’s Day Bracelet Craft

Bead threading is excellent for fine motor skills practice. You can use beads to practice counting and patterns too. Give each preschooler a pipe cleaner and green, yellow, and orange beads. 

Have children thread the beads onto the pipe cleaners creating their own unique St. Patrick’s Day bracelet patterns along the way. This math idea for St. Patrick’s Day will create a unique keepsake for your children.

More St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Crafts for Kids

There are lots more St. Patrick’s Day activities and crafts you can engage in with your preschoolers to make learning fun this March. Practice handwriting, fine motor skills, and more with these easy St. Patrick’s Day printables. 

Leprechaun crafts for St Patricks Day
St Patricks Day craft of a pot of gold and rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day Craft & Writing Prompt

Rainbow Pot of Gold Craft

What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day counting activity? Tell me all about it in the comments. I can’t wait to read them and try a few of your favorite math ideas for St. Patrick’s Day with my preschool students too!

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