Here at the Ebert house, we are getting in the mood for March with this lucky St. Patrick's Day Brain Game!
We love St. Patrick's Day (especially Jason since his middle name is Patrick)!
Also, there is something fun about leprechauns, 4-leaf clovers, and green beer (although there is no beer in this resource)!
Targeted Skills: Problem-solving, Addition, Subtraction, Patterning, Counting by 2's and Phonics
This St. Patrick's Day game covers many Kindergarten and First Grade math and reading skills. The puzzles encourage kids to think flexibly and problem solve.
If your child doesn't know how to begin, guide them with questions, but please don't tell them what they need to do!
Part of the game is having to figure it out!
Task 1: Counting, Addition & Subtraction
First, kids counting each object, but then need to add or subtract them in order to find the secret 3-digit code.
Task 2: Counting by 2's
To find the secret code, kids must first notice the pattern with the numbers on the objects. They should notice that they are in order counting by twos. They should figure out that the blanks are the missing numbers.
Task 3: Patterning
Kids must determine the missing object based on the pattern. Then they will find the secret 5-Letter code.
Task 4: Phonics Beginning Sounds
First kids determine the beginning letter sound for each of the pictures. Next, they must find the number that goes with the letter. Finally, they must put the numbers in the correct order.
Key Task: Maze & Answer a Joke
Once they solve the maze, they get the answer to the joke!
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In case you missed it, in a recent blog post we shared about why Story Math increases complex thinking and builds a stronger conceptual understanding of math. Learn more about Story Math here.