By March, we’re all starting to think about test prep and that final countdown to the end of the year. It can be difficult to fit in some fun when you’re trying to review “all the things”. These St. Patrick’s Day math activities for elementary students are the perfect solution for students to get the practice they require AND spiral review concepts students have forgotten from earlier in the year.
St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities for Elementary Students:
Keep scrolling to see all the games in action and how to play each one!
Build a Leprechaun Game
In this first St. Patrick’s Day game, students race to build a leprechaun. Each time students answer a task card, they get to add part of their leprechaun to their mat. There are chance cards included too. You never know who’s going to win based on this twist. The first person to finish building their leprechaun wins.
Depending on which grade level students are in, the skill varies. There are 2 versions included: color and black and white. The color version is great for printing in vibrant colors. The black and white version is ink-friendly.
St. Patrick’s Day Error Analysis Game
In this second St. Patrick’s Day game, students look at each card and decide if the question and answer are correct. Then, students put a check or an X next to each one to show their thinking. An answer key is included.
This is a perfect review activity before giving an assessment or as an extra practice supplement. You receive step-by-step directions so you know exactly what to do. A sub doesn’t need lesson plans when you have an easy-to-implement review game.
Multi-Player St. Patrick’s Day Game
In this third game, each time a student answers a card correctly, the student then chooses a circle card randomly. The circle card tells whether to go forward or backward. The first person to make it to the finish line wins!
The game is great for spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. This gameboard can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, homework practice (send it home as a fun way to practice!), printables, and so much more! The math activity is flexible so you can use it however you’d like in your classroom.
St. Patrick’s Day Multi-Player Gameboard
Students sort the gold coins into categories based on their knowledge of whatever math skill is being practiced (the picture above shows third grade partitioning shapes as an example). They match the coin with the correct gold pot. Sorting gold coins is perfect for math centers and a super easy St. Patrick’s Day math activity!
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Neighborhood Game
Students read each task card and solve to find the answer. Once they find the answer, they know the address of the leprechaun on the card! They place that leprechaun at their house in the neighborhood!
For example, Dad Leprechaun lives at House #3. This game helps students practice multi-step word problems.
St. Patrick’s Day Math Puzzles
Puzzles are always a class favorite for my students! Incorporating these St. Patrick’s Day math activities for elementary students into math centers is very easy and a great collaborative activity. Students use their math fact knowledge to put together each puzzle. Each grade level comes with a variety of puzzles that practice different math skills students will spiral review throughout the year. There are certainly plenty of puzzles for students to complete included in each math game pack.
There are 2 versions of the 10 puzzles included. In version #1, students practice their multiplication facts from 1-12 while putting together the puzzles. In version #2, students practice 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication, 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication, 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication, 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication, 3 digit by 1 digit division, and 4 digit by 1 digit division. Choose the version that works best for your class!
If you teach the lower grades, you can use the addition and subtraction puzzles instead! These are perfect for gifted students who kids who need enrichment when they finish early. They are difficult to put together and definitely require patience and critical thinking to get them put together correctly.
Whole Class St. Patrick’s Day Game
In addition to the games we’ve gone over, these St. Patrick’s Day math activities for elementary students are perfect for math fact fluency! In this fun March game, students get to race to see who can find all their lucky clovers first in groups! Students will get extra practice with their addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts while completing a fun team-building game at the same time. Students in kinder practice identifying numbers through counting pictures and ten frames. It’s the perfect way for students to get math fact practice while collaborating. And most importantly, students are learning!
How do you play?
Print the shamrocks and scatter them all around your classroom. Split students into teams and give each team a recording sheet. Each team looks for a different set of answers. Check out the answers Team 4 is looking for on the right side of this page! Each time they find a clover that matches an answer they’re looking for, they add it to their pile! The first team to bring the teacher all the “lucky clovers” they were looking for wins!
Digital Hide and Seek: Editable St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities for Elementary
Next, we have a game that is SUPER easy to play! Have you ever wanted a FUN activity that is 100% editable and can be customized to any age level / any standard you are teaching? Do you need St. Patrick’s Day math activities for elementary students that you can use with the whole class OR just a few students? Something that can be used over and over again without becoming boring? Look no further! Every student I’ve ever encountered has LOVED the concept of hide-and-seek. Students find the hidden object by guessing answers to questions on the screen in this digital hide and seek game. St. Patty’s Day-themed slides are just right for any holiday celebration in the classroom!
Open Powerpoint to play Hide and Seek. Drag the object on the left behind any picture on the screen so it is “hiding”. Add in the object on each page so all 10 objects are hidden. Put the game in “Slide Show” mode to play!
Have students “seek” where the object is by calling on students to say answers to the questions on the screen. Click to see if their guess is right.
Then, when students click each picture, it’ll magically disappear to see if the student has “found” the object!
Whichever student finds the hidden object gets to come to the front of the room and call on students to guess on the next slide! Therefore, student engagement is high and students always want to come up next. Or, use the blank version to create whatever skill practice you’d like—math facts, letter recognition, spelling words…the sky is the limit!
To conclude, I hope you enjoyed learning about these St. Patrick’s Day math activities for elementary students and found some new ideas for your own classroom.
You may also like to learn about how to a Leprechaun Room Transformation in your classroom here.