Somewhere over the rainbow, you can find gold? I have a thing for rainbows and so does my four year old. She has been able to say her colors in rainbow order since she was 2.5 and draws them any chance she can get. She even requested a rainbow birthday party this year which is perfect because her birthday is in March. When I think of March I think rainbows, leprechauns, and pots of gold which is what inspired this Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity. You can check out how to play and grab a copy for yourself below.
*Pair this with our St. Patrick’s Day Centers & Activities!
Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity
This activity is a hands on way for young learners to work on counting the syllables in words.
Counting syllables can be a tricky concept for young learners to master, but is essential for helping them learn to read and write. Breaking words into chunks can help children sound out words easier and read words more accurately.
Materials You Will Need
- Laminator & Laminating Sheets
- 4 Gold Coins or Yellow Play Dough Balls
- Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Mat, Rainbow Cards and Recording Sheet (Freebie below)
Setting Up This Activity
First, you will print and laminate the syllable counting pot of gold mat and the rainbow picture cards.
Cut out the rainbow cards, mix them up, and place them in a pile next to the Pot of Gold Mat.
Lay out 4 gold coins to use for counting syllables.
How to Use This Activity
Students will pick a rainbow card and identify the picture on the card.
They will then use the gold coins and move one onto each of the coin spots on the mat, adding one coin per syllable they say/count in the word.
Use the recording sheet provided to record the number of syllables in each word.
RELATED RESOURCE: March Kindergarten Math & Literacy Printables
You can also use the recording sheet as a stand alone activity for extra review.
*Please note, not all of the rainbow cards have a picture on the recording sheet.
Continue until all cards have been completed. There are cards for one, two, three, and four syllables. You can use them all or just a few depending on the levels in your home or classroom.
Grab the Printables
Are you ready to start counting syllables with this FREE Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity? Then, get it a the large, blue DOWNLOAD button below!
Then, hop on over to see our St. Patrick’s Day CVC Words Sensory Bin for more word work!