St. Patrick’s Day Math Games and More – Exciting Science Project!

March 17, 2015

We have been busy with St. Patrick’s Day math centers and art projects.   I also have a little St. Patrick’s Day spiral math review FREEBIE for 2nd grade. It is excellent for morning work or homework to review math skills. This free spiral review includes counting money, place value, skip counting, and 3-digit addition & subtraction.  It is a great way to review second-grade math skills.   Click on the picture below for your free St. Patrick’s Day math copy.

Here are some pictures of the math centers my students have been working on.
telling time task cards
teaching about money
Math Center for 2nd Grade
Last week, my class did a directed drawing that I got for First Grade Blues Skies.  I love doing directed drawings with my students. They always look so adorable!   First, we practiced drawing with a pencil and then did the final drawing with a black marker.  It looks nice when they use a black marker and then color them.

The leprechaun has been visiting our classroom daily.  He has left green footprints, sprinkled gold all over the classroom, changed the computer’s background, and made many messes in our room.  The students wrote how they would catch a leprechaun.   We also did a little art project that I purchased from First Grade Fever by Christie on TPT. 

How to Catch a Leprechaun
How to Catch a Leprechaun

 On St. Patrick’s Day, the leprechaun will leave us a leprechaun science kit I purchased from Steve Spangler.  I can’t wait to do the experiments with my class.  It has so many cool experiments in it!  I will talk more about this science kit in another post.  Here is a picture of my teacher’s T-shirt that I  will wear for St. Patrick’s Day.

Do you need more math for your students?  I created a little St. Patrick’s Day Math packet for TPT.  It is designed to cover 2nd-grade math skills such as 3-digit addition and subtraction, mental math, counting money, telling time, word problems, and much more.

Do you do anything special with your students on St. Patrick’s Day? I would love to hear your ideas!


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  • Ms. Hoag March 17, 2015 at 3:43 am

    What markers do you use?

  • Shelly Sitz March 18, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I used regular felt tip markers from our school supply closet.

  • Ms Lisa January 28, 2016 at 3:14 am

    This is great stuff for the holidays. I will look to buy clothes like your shirt, I want to give it to my mother, she was a teacher.

  • Ms. Hurner March 17, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    In my second grade classroom we build Leprechaun traps that include at least one of the six different simple machines. We build the traps the day before St. Patrick's day. It is really fun to see the building processes that the students show and also their knowledge of simple machines.

  • Anonymous March 8, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    We have made "Wanted" posters to attach to their drawings of their leprechauns. (part of media literacy and writing.) The students also wrote stories about what they would do if they met a leprechaun. (First, then, next, and finally)

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