Today, we are making St. Patrick’s Day-inspired DIY Shamrock puzzle with a math twist.
What you will need:
- recycled ice pop/popsicle sticks (or buy wooden craft sticks here)
- a shamrock cutout (we are using this glittered one)
- a green Sharpie
- a craft knife
- and a glue gun
Arrange craft sticks straight next to each other and place a Shamrock cutout on top. (You may secure craft sticks with a tape on the other side.)
Prime the area where you will be writing numbers with a clear nail polish to prevent the writings from bleeding (running and spreading).
The control of error: the child can self-correct and practice math skills by skip counting by tens. Also, if assembled correctly, the child will marvel at the shamrock leaf.
Prep time: under 5 minutes.
Skills: numeracy, skip counting and number recognition, spatial awareness, problem-solving, left to right progression, hand-eye coordination, concentration and more.
For more St. Patrick’s hands-on fun DIYs, see here St. Patrick’s Day Kids Activities.