Wowsers!! You don’t have an excuse not to fill this St. Patrick’s Day with loads of learning fun for your children! The Wise Owl Factory has pulled out all the stops and will fill your March with rainbows and leprechauns!
You know my children love rainbows! And we certainly look forward to having brighter days when we can see more of them. Until then, they will have fun with these colourful rainbow graphs.
Kallista enjoyed colouring her rainbow! We chose different colours for her and Tristan so that they could complete the graphing with unique colours to make it more interesting. Kallista was so excited about this project that she coordinated her outfit to match!
When the rainbows had been coloured, it was time to send an emergency text to Daddy! We asked him to make a stop on his way home from work for some jelly beans…for educational purposes only, of course!
Those sneaky leprechauns seem to be sneaking into our home at night…as the jelly bean supply has been dwindling each time the children do more graphing!
They chose about a 1/2 cup of jelly beans and then graphed out how many of their rainbow colours they had. They were trying to be helpful to each other by trading jelly beans for the colours one didn’t need and the other did. (They are keeping the rainbows in polypockets/sheet protectors so they can be wiped off and reused. You can do the same with graphs if you’d like)
This activity, unsurprisingly, was a huge hit!
If you don’t want to use candy, you can use coloured rainbow fish crackers. We don’t have those here, but we didn’t have to worry because Carolyn has you covered by providing some fish in rainbow colours that can be cut out and used as well.
For more March math fun, why not try some sudoku and St. Patrick’s Day-themed graphing? The kids love the sparkling-effect rainbows in this printable, and I love the weather graph charts.
We took this graphing activity with us to the library one afternoon. The children had fun finding the characters on the page and making them off on the graph. Tristan preferred on this day to just cross off his characters, while Kallista coloured some of hers.
There are also two graph cubes you can print out, one is in colour and the other in black and white the children (or you!) can colour. The children had a lot of fun with the large cubes! And they double as fun St. Patrick’s Day decorations.
My favourite part of this pack is the weather graphing chart. Does the old saying in like a lamb and out like a lion really hold water? Find our for yourself while you track the ‘lamb’ and ‘lion’ days on a calendar and graph them on a chart. The children have theirs ready to go by their daily weather chart.
While you’re tracking the unpredictable March weather and you find yourself in the midst of a lion day (like we’re having today), it’s the perfect time to chart some reading. And when you’re done, have some doubles graphing fun with some free St. Patrick’s Day printables. You’ll also find links to many, many more fun activities here!
The children so enjoy the summer reading challenges the library puts on, and Tristan’s been asking me to make him a challenge (which is on one of my many lists, but it hasn’t surfaced yet), so this is just perfect. The children can track the books they read during the month, and colour some bookmarks as well (There are also coloured versions to just print-and-go)
Also in this pack is some doubles graphing which was in one of the photos above with Tristan using a cube.
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If you like this resource, you’ll love to see some of the other products from The Wise Owl Factory that we’ve tried out;
- Free Valentine’s Activities
- Sudoku with Vertebrates
- Th & Sh Diagraph Fun
- No-Prep Graphing
- Pick-A-Pocket of Prairie Lapbook
- When I Grow Up I Want To Be…posters
- Harry and The Hot Lava Language Arts Printables
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