Lesson Plan

Go Hunting for Four Leaf Clovers: A St. Patrick's Day Version of Go Fish!

Want a fun way to practice your math facts? How about with a St. Patrick's Day-themed variation of Go Fish! In this St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will create their own Go Fish! cards with addition math facts up to 20.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve addition facts up to 20.


(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that this month is very special because on March 17 people all over the world will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
  • Ask students to share what they know about St. Patrick's Day.
  • Explain to students that one of the symbols of St. Patrick's Day is a four leaf clover, which is considered very good luck and offers magical protection to whomever finds it. Therefore, people go hunting in search of four leaf clovers.
  • Tell students that today we are going to play a version of Go Fish! but it will be called Go Hunting! and the cards will have four leaf clovers on them as a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.