Monday, March 7, 2011

Try your luck at some St. Patrick's Day Group Games

I am having group lessons this week and we are playing some of my St. Patrick's Day Games:
Pot of Gold Game
Lucky Leprechaun Game
Lucky Penny Game
Tic Tac Toe:

To make Tic Tac Toe in line with the St. Patrick's Day theme,  I have the students use the lucky coins to cover their boards.  You could also use some foam shamrocks :).

I love doing stations at my group lessons and it helps me get my different leveled students grouped together.  Most games lend themselves to having different levels.  I just have the students choose from a different stack of cards.  I separate them into color groups and then write the color on a post it note and attach it to the stack of cards I want them to choose from.  Sometimes I have an older student help a younger one as well.

The one game that has to be separated into levels is the Lucky Leprechaun Game.  I have some pre readers that couldn't play the staff game and you have to mix the cards all together.  So I separate the group by their level of notes they have learned on the staff.

Below are the directions for the games.  I leave the directions at each station and I monitor the groups by walking around and helping when needed.

Tic Tac Toe Instructions
Tic Tac Toe Instructions                                                                                            

Lucky Leprechaun Instructions
Lucky Leprechaun Instructions                                                                                            

Lucky Penny Game Instructions
Lucky Penny Game Instructions                                                                                            

Pot Gold Game
Pot of Gold Instructions                                                                                            


  1. Thanks for putting all your ideas into one place. I'm having group lessons at the end of the month and I've already started a list of some of the games I want to incorporate. Some of yours are on the list!

    I especially liked your suggestion about different leveled games. What an excellent idea! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents :)

  2. Wonderful! I just had a group today and it worked quite well. We used the different leveled rhythm addition cards and different levels of tic tac toe. I made one tic tac toe level today and will add it to the site soon!



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