Free St. Patrick’s Day Math Center Activity: How Tall Am I Compared to a Leprechaun?

Need a quick and easy math center for the month of March? Best of all, it’s free!  We all know that the measurement unit is typically one of the toughest units for young students to grasp.  Measurement needs to be taught “in the field” as hands on as possible!

In this St. Patrick’s Day measuring activity, students will measure our printable leprechaun and compare their heights to the height of our leprechaun.  We’ve also included a data sheet so they can record their measurements. For an extension of the measurement activity, graph the results.  Teach units of measurement outside your own country: measure in inches if you are outside the U.S.A or in the metric system if you are in the states!

 

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  1. First, print the leprechaun offered above. It’s in black and white, so kids can have their own creative license with them. My son drew a smile on his leprechaun and colored his outfit green
  2. My son had a friend over and we measured him, my son, and my daughter. We changed our names to St Patrick’s Day symbols (I wanted to access their prior knowledge of St Patrick’s Day symbols and images).
  3. I taped the leprechaun to the wall and we measured him at 10 inches.
  4. We marked and measured our heights.
  5. Then I helped the boys measure the difference in height between us and the leprechaun.

We had a great time measuring and discovering information about leprechauns. We even named our leprechaun Lucky! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Happy leprechaun measuring!

Karen

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