I’ve got some St. Patrick’s Day calendar numbers for you! Calendar numbers are some of my favorite free preschool printables to make, since they come in handy for soooo many different activities for your preschoolers.
You can use the St. Patrick’s Day number cards as part of your classroom calendar, of course. But you don’t have to stop there! Let the kids use the printable numbers to practice patterns, number identification, one-to-one correspondence, and so many other early math skills.
This printable is my free gift to you! Check out all the fun ways you can use these calendar numbers, and you’ll find a download link at the end of this post.
St. Patrick’s Day Calendar Numbers
Calendar numbers are a fantastic way for kids to practice one-to-one correspondence, number identification, and even more St. Patrick’s Day math activities with your preschoolers.
Not only are they easy to prepare, there are many uses for them in your classroom. The small cards – especially when laminated – tend to make kids feel like they are playing a game. Indeed there are some math games you can use them for!
Related: Spring Activities for Preschoolers
Materials to Use With St. Patrick’s Day Number Cards
The most straightforward approach to using these calendar cards is to simply print them out, cut them up, and go for it. Of course, if you want to make them last, I highly recommend laminating them. This will keep them safe from all the wear and tear, especially if you are planning on using them for more hands-on activities.
Here are a few of the supplies I tend to use most often with calendar number cards, and you may have all of these items on hand already!
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- Free printable St. Patrick’s Day calendar cards (get yours at the bottom of the post)
- Calendar pocket chart
Some extra fun goodies you can use with the number cards are:
Do you have a favorite way to use calendar cards? Let me know in the comments!
Related: Spring Calendar Numbers
How to Prep the St. Patrick’s Day Numbers
As I mentioned, if you’re short on time, or just plan to use these in your calendar pockets, you can print them out and cut them apart.
As is, the number cards are each about 3 inches square, so adjust the settings on your printer if you are looking for a different size.
I tend to laminate everything since I never know we will come up with a fun new way to use our printables. If you do laminate them, when you cut them apart you can cut the corners a little bit curved to make them user-friendly. Or use one of those handy-dandy corner rounders!
Using the Calendar Numbers in Preschool
Pop the St. Paddy’s calendar numbers right in your calendar pocket chart if you’ll be using them for a classroom calendar. Your kids will no doubt love all the festive kids dressed in green!
They can start practicing counting, putting them in numerical order, creating number patterns (grab different versions of my calendar number cards for this – like the winter calendar numbers.)
Here are some other ways that we like to use number cards, but don’t be afraid to experiment with something else that you think up.
- Spend some time as a whole group, or in smaller groups, putting the cards in numerical order, and then arrange them in backwards order.
- Use the calendar cards with manipulatives such as mini erasers or glass gems. Kids can place the appropriate number of items on each card to practice one-to-one correspondence.
- Two sets of cards can be used to play Memory with your students, or use them in a number Bingo game.
- Laminated calendar cards are perfect to hide in sensory bins and let the kids dig for them. Dye some rice green or make a special St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin.
More St. Patrick’s Day Activities
These calendar cards are versatile, but you may want to round out your St. Patrick’s day learning with a few different activities. Here are a few more fun preschool St. Patrick’s Day ideas to try.
This St. Patrick’s Day tracing printable is a fun way to practice fine motor skills.
Fizzing science experiments are always exciting for preschoolers, and this fizzing leprechaun pot activity is all sorts of colorful fun!
Your kids will love these St. Patrick’s Day songs they can bop around to to get some of that never-ending preschool energy out!
These St. Patrick’s Day treat bags will be a huge hit with your preschoolers – so much rainbow goodness!
You can’t let St. Patrick’s Day slip by without making this green leprechaun sensory snow.
And don’t miss these shamrock activities and lots more St. Patrick’s Day activities for preschool!
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Free St. Patrick’s Day Printable Calendar Numbers
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