Read Alouds, No Prep Activities, and Freebies for March

I'm back today to share with you some of my favorite read alouds, no prep activities, and freebies for March. 

Let's face it, life in the classroom can get crazy at times. Schedules change, unexpected things come up, activities or events are cancelled, or sometimes things just takes less time than you planned. So I think it's nice to have some easy things on hand to keep things running smoothly. This way when we have five or ten minutes before lunch or specials, or there's a hiccup in the schedule - I always have a back-up plan. Plus, I love having a few activities that are quick to pull out if I need to run to an unexpected meeting, need to work with an individual student, or something else comes up. Today I wanted to share with you some of the activities I keep on hand.

Kids love to be read to, plus it's so important that you read to them several times during the day. As the season, holiday, or theme changes books are one of the first things I change in my classroom. Here's some of my favorite read alouds for March. 


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Next up is a no prep freebie perfect for March. There's a variety of skills included, so there's something to for everyone! These are great to print and use for morning work, homework, or those in-between times. You can click on any of the pictures to download the FREE packet from my TpT shop


Students unscramble the sight words and write them on the line. 


Students can use bingo dabbers, crayons, markers, etc. to mark the correct answer. 


With CVC Shamrocks you can use this as a no-prep page or turn it into a center or write the room activity. I used shamrock cut-outs for an extra festive touch. Simply write the CVC words on the shamrocks and place them in a center (or around the room). Students match the shamrock to the picture and record the CVC word.


Lucky Addition has optional cut-apart counters at the bottom. Students can color the counters, cut them apart, and use them to solve the math equations. I love sending home these pages for homework because I know students will have manipulatives handy to practice addition and subtraction. You can find an entire packet of these pages here.


Instead of using the cut apart counters, you can also use coins as counters! 


For Shamrock Subtraction we used gold coins and black pots. We counted out the number of gold coins and then subtracted by taking away coins and putting them in the pot. There's cut-apart counters at the bottom of this page too. Be sure to click on any of the pictures above to download this freebie from my TpT shop.


Here's a peek from the A Dab of Learning: March edition packet. I love these packets because there are so many skills included. They are perfect to help teach, reinforce, and practice the skills you are already working on in the classroom. They are easy to implement, just print and go. Plus they are so fun for students. Students can use bingo dabbers or crayons to show their answers.


Students count to determine the number that is represented by the pot and extra coins.


Students dab the two numbers that equal the number on the basket. 


Comparing numbers.


Beginning blends practice.


Short and long vowel - CVC and CVCe practice.


Beginning, middle, and ending sound CVC practice. 

There's tons of Kindergarten appropriate skills included with the 35 activities in this packet. You can check out the entire packet, plus read a list of all of the skills included, by clicking on the image below.


Or check out the YEAR LONG BUNDLE with well over 300 pages of bingo dabber NO PREP printables!

Thanks so much for reading along!


Leprechaun Activities for Kindergarten {with Freebies!!!}

Is it just me or does it feel like we JUST celebrated the new year? I can't believe it's already March. My birthday is next week, which means another year old. And I can't believe that St. Patrick's day is just around the corner. Time flies when you're having fun! :)

Once I became a kindergarten teacher, I discovered a whole new kind of love for St. Patrick's day. I just adore how little people believe that leprechaun's are real. During the month of March anything that happens or goes wrong is automatically blamed on the leprechauns. A missing pencil or a book that was moved quickly becomes the result of a sneaky little guys in green. Any other time of the year, it's no big deal. In December we blame the elf; in March we blame the leprechauns! 

I'm all about using themes and putting kids excitement about holidays in to classroom learning. So today I'm going to share a few leprechaun activities for Kindergarten that can be used for St. Patrick's day activities...or all March long. 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Here's a quick little partner game to practice digraphs. Just add dice and mini erasers or plastic cubes. You can use my affiliate link to find these same mini erasers HERE.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Students play with a partner. Each student rolls the die. Student that rolls the biggest number starts the game. Students roll and count the number. They match the number that they rolled to the code at the top of their game mat. Then they cover a corresponding space with the beginning digraph sound. If a student rolls a digraph and all of the pictures have been covered, they skip their turn. The first player to fill all of the spaces on their mat wins the game. 

Here's a DIY word family sort. I like to spend a good amount of time on short e and short i word families. It can often be hard for Kindergarteners to be able to distinguish the short e and short i sounds. So this next activity I'm going to share is to practice short i words.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

You'll need shamrock cut outs (or green pieces of paper) for this activity. On the shamrocks, write the short i words that you want your students to practice. You can stick with CVC words or add words like grin, chin, chip, slid, etc. Use this as a write the room activity or in a center. Students will select a shamrock, read the word, and record it on their paper. 

Here's another quick literacy activity for St. Pat's day. You could do this with any word family. You'll need some pots and gold coins. I got mine from Party City but I've seen them on Amazon too. I used a silver Sharpie marker to write the word families on the black pots.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Students read the word on the coins and put them in the corresponding "pot". 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

You could use the same recording sheet as a follow up activity.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

I also included a follow up page for extra practice. Use it for morning work, homework, or a fast finisher activity!

Here's a few math freebies:

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Race to 100 is always a class favorite. This can be played with a partner or individually. Print the page and slide it in to a page protector. Students use a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner. After they spin they add that many manipulatives to their game board/hundreds chart. 

You can have students use plastic cubes, mini erasers, or other small classroom manipulatives. I tell my students to change the manipulative after every roll so that they can keep track of the numbers and amount of times they have rolled.

Reason #428 on the list of why I love teaching Kindergarten. You can take the same activity, slightly change the directions, and BAM!!! it's a brand new FUN game! So with that in mind, here's a different version of the same activity. 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Students are completing the same exactly, they are just rolling dice instead of using a spinner. Just print the page and slide it in a page protector. This time students will use dice to make their way to 100. Students will roll and count then add that number to the hundreds chart.

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Here's another easy to implement math freebie. This would make for a festive fast finisher activity or morning tub activity. Just print and slide in a page protector. Use gold coins or yellow circles. Write the numbers 10-20 on each of the gold coins. Students match the coins to the mat. 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Here's a follow up page for extra practice. Use it for morning work, homework, or a fast finisher activity. Click on any of the pictures above to download the freebies. 

I wanted to also share a sneak peek of some of the activities included in the "It's All Fun and Games: March Edition". This packet includes over 27 different activities for math and literacy. There are so many different skills covered in this packet!

For this "Roll a Word Family" activity, I used the Differentiated Cubes by Carson Dellosa. I love, love, love these cubes! You can find these cubes on Amazon using my affiliate link. It's so easy to just print pictures, cut them apart, and slide them in to the pockets for different activities. (I included a regular cube in this packet, if you don't have the ones by Carson Dellosa).

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

For this activity, students roll the cube and read the word family. They find a shamrock on the paper that belongs to the word family. They color that shamrock using the color code on the cube. 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Students who are ready to practice blends will love this activity. With a paperclip and a pencil to make a spinner, kiddos spin the spinner and identify the blend sound. They find a matching picture on their paper and color it using the color code on the spinner. {Picture names are included in the packet for all ELA so you're not left playing a guessing game! Haha!!!}

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Another spinner activity to practice rhyming words. Students spin the spinner and find a rhyming match. They color the picture using the color code.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Help students learn the difference between words like cut and cute, kit and kite with this long vowel and short vowel activity. Student roll the cube and say the name of the picture. They color the matching word using the color code.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

This digraph activity has similar directions to the activities I mentioned above. Students spin the spinner and identify the digraph sound. They find a picture with the matching digraph sound. Digraph sounds can be found at the beginning or end of the words. They color the picture to match the color code on the spinner.

Here's a few of the math activities included:

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Base ten practice with a St. Patrick's day theme. Students roll the cube and count the base ten blocks. They find a hat with the matching number on their paper and color it using the color code.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Teen number practice with this activity. Students spin the spinner and write the number on the paper. They color the ten frame to show the number.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

Students play with a partner in this count by 10 activity. Students take turns spinning the spinner. They count to find where the number should go on their paper and write the number. If they spin the number again, they skip their turn. The first player to fill their board us is the winner. This activity could also be played individually.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

There's several literacy and math no prep activities included in this packet. Here's an example of one of them. Students roll the die and find the matching number word on their paper.

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!

This activity practices graphing, tally marks, addition, and 3D shapes. Students spin the spinner and graph their spins. They use tally marks to keep track of their spins. After they've spun 15 times they use the data on their graph to answer the questions.

You can check out all 27 activities included by clicking on the picture below. 

Stop by and check out these FREE and fun St. Patrick's Day activities for Kindergarten! There’s tons of engaging and practical activities to keep your kiddos learning the entire month of March. Click through to grab your FREE downloads, and make sure to check out the math and literacy activities. Word families, numbers 100, CVC words, teen numbers, and MORE can all be found here!


Thanks so much for stopping by and reading all about the leprechaun activities for Kindergarten! :)