Activities and Ideas for March in the Primary Classroom!
Spring is on its way (ohhhh hallelujah!) and I am looking forward to a reprieve from the cold, gray days of winter!! March is a great time to use some themed resources and projects to get your kiddos over that winter slump! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite activities to use during the month of March!
Hands down, my FAVORITE project to do with my students right before Spring Break is this STEM activity!! A week or two before we start this unit I like to place a box out for collection of student donations. I ask for various items like shoe boxes, amazon boxes, used containers (yogurt, applesauce), paper towel rolls, string, etc. They just need to rinse anything that contained food and bring it in throughout the week. This builds major anticipation AND takes the burden off the teacher to provide alllll the materials.
If you'd like to read more about my Leprechaun Traps STEM Unit, check out THIS BLOG POST! You can find this set in my TeachersPayTeachers store HERE or simply click the picture below.
Leprechaun themed Math Jokes & Riddles
I love using these jokes and riddles sprinkled throughout the month of March! Perfect for morning work, centers, or as a fast finishers practice page! This set was designed for 1st grade but can also be used as remediation or enrichment for Kindergarten or 2nd grade classrooms as well. Students are presented with a joke/riddle and must solve the math problems in order to learn the answers. Math with a purpose!! These sheets are great for practicing math skills and demonstrating mastery.
This set includes:
* Addition to 20
* Subtraction to 20
* Doubles & Doubles +1
* Mixed Addition & Subtraction
* Ten More
* Ten Less
* Mixed Review Ten More, Ten Less
Click HERE for the direct link or click the picture below. If you love these riddles and jokes as much as I do, you'll want to save $$ and get the Math Riddles and Jokes BUNDLE. Check out ALL of my math riddle & joke sets HERE!
Many teachers and classrooms incorporate a March Madness theme and this set coordinates perfectly with that!! If you haven't read "I Promise" by Lebron James, do it now! You can find it on Amazon HERE!
This Book Social STEM pack includes activities centered around the theme of commitment. (If you are new here and don't know what BOOK SOCIAL is, check out this -> Blog Post).
You will find the following activities in this Book Social STEM unit:
You can find the link to this set HERE or click the picture below for more details!!
Leprechaun Read Alouds
I have two Leprechaun themed Read Alouds that I love to use during March. The first book I recommend is How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace (grab it on Amazon HERE).
I use this book to focus on the theme of perseverance! Click the picture below to check out more details!
The other read aloud I love to use is a Scholastic book called Leprechaun on the Loose by Marcia Thornton Thomas. It's a great companion to the Leprechaun Traps unit but also a great book to use if you're only celebrating St. Patrick's Day for a day!
Open Ended Craftivity - Pot of Gold or Gold Coins Craft
This writing craft is perfect for any book or open ended lesson! It makes for a super cute display as well! You can use this craft activity for whatever book or writing topic you want, so if you're short on time or planning something last minute this is perfect!
I've included two options in this download:
You can click HERE for the link or the picture below to see my entire SEASONAL BUNDLE of open-ended writing crafts!!
Activities and Ideas for March!