Children can learn numbers 0-20 as they count gold coins for St. Patrick’s Day with this FREE printable Pot of Gold 10-Frames math activity.
Need a St. Patrick’s Day math activity for your preschooler or kindergartner? You’re in luck because I have a set of Pot of Gold 10-Frame Number Cards and Counting Mats with numbers 0-20. The activity is easy to prep,
The activity includes 2 ways to do the activity (level 1, and level 2). Of course, you are always welcome to tailor the activity to suit your student(s). I try to give you lots of options so you can use the activity to teach counting, numbers, one-to-one correspondence and subitizing (recognizing an amount without having to count each item). The Counting Mats come in 3 versions, one with an empty 10-frame, one with numbers on the 10-frame, and one with numbers to trace on the 10-frame.
My littlest guy, Little Pup (age 3), thought this math activity was so inviting once he saw the gold coins and brightly colored Pot of Gold 10-frames counting cards. He LOVED playing with the gold coins so when I first introduced him to the activity I let him explore the materials before guiding him through the activity. This allowed him time to feed his curiosity so when it was time to start learning he could focus better.
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Pot of Gold 10-Frames: FREE St. Patrick’s Day MATH PRINTABLES
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- 10 Frame St. Patrick’s Day Printables
- Plastic coins or small manipulatives for counting like bingo counters, unifix cubes, buttons…,
- Optional-Leprechaun pot to put gold coins in
Print the counting cards and counting mat(s) out. There are a selection of counting mats that you can choose from to match your student’s level.
Optional: Laminate the counting cards and counting mat(s).
Cut the counting cards out.
NOTE: The set comes with numbers 0-20. You can have your child work on all the numbers or give them part of the numbers now, and the rest another time to avoid frustration or boredom. The goal is to stop an activity when learning has taken place and while it’s still fun.
Put one coin on each number. Have your child remove one coin at a time and name the number.
Put the coins in a bowl, leprechaun pot, or sensory bin. Have your child select a counting card and name the number on the card.
Then, have them place coins on their counting mat as they count to the correct number.