Lucky Letters St. Patrick's Day ABC Game

Are you working on letters with your preschoolers? Letter recognition and beginning sounds?  These little leprechauns are here to help! Preschoolers will love playing Lucky Letters in a group setting or individually. This low-prep activity is quick and easy to set up so you'll be all ready to go in time for St. Patrick's Day.

FREE printable St. Patrick's Day Alphabet recognition game featuring leprechauns and letters. Easy, low-prep activity for preschoolers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Leprechaun Letter Recognition Game

I suggest printing the game boards on regular printer paper so kids can color the shamrocks. Or, you could laminate them and use small counters (buttons, erasers, etc.) to cover the shamrocks instead of coloring them.  Print the leprechaun cards on cardstock and laminate for durability. Then, cut the letter cards apart. That's it! You're all set for some Lucky Letters fun. 

Choose a game board - uppercase or lowercase - and the corresponding leprechaun cards. Turn the leprechaun cards face down.

Have preschoolers choose a leprechaun card and name the featured letter. Ask them to find the matching letter on the game board and color or cover it. Then, have them say it's sound. 

Continue in this manner until all of the shamrocks have been colored or covered.

You can mix things up once your kids are comfortable with this basic game. Give kids a game board and the opposite set of letter cards. This will help them match uppercase and lowercase letters. You could also have them put the cards in ABC order before searching for the matching shamrocks on the game board. 

There are many ways to use these cards and game boards. And, all of them are perfect for the month of March!

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Tara from Homeschool Preschool

Tara is wife to Matt and homeschool momma of three. She has successfully homeschooled her oldest two, and is currently homeschooling her youngest. Though her children are older, she is always looking for an opportunity to create educational activities and content for young learners. She blogs about homeschooling, preschool activities, and other educational topics at Homeschool Preschool.

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