Can your students work in teams to solve this fun St. Patrick’s Day Math Escape Challenge by completing decimal addition and subtraction problems and puzzles in order to collect all the leprechaun’s items? This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed math activity that will have your students engaged and LOVING every minute of decimal operations practice and review! Perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day activities classroom transformation, test prep, or even sub plans!
This engaging, high-interest St. Patrick’s Day Math Escape activity includes these printable activities:
- Teacher Directions
- Leprechaun Items Collection Sheet
- Task 1: Leprechaun Loot
- Task 2: Pot O’ Gold Match Up
- Task 3: Leprechaun Riddle Math
- Task 4: Menu Math
- Task 5: Word Search
- Challenge Champion Printables (for labeling treats as prizes)
- Challenge Champion Award Certificates
- Answer Keys
Students can work in teams or individually to complete all 5 tasks. As they complete each of the 5 tasks of the St. Patrick’s Day Math Escape activity, they will bring you their answers and you will quickly check them. If they are correct, you will hand them a leprechaun item (printed on the provided page) and then the next task. They continue this process until all 5 tasks are completed. When they finish, they are a “Master Leprechaun Catcher” and you can give them a prize or an award.
There are no locks, no hiding of objects, or any extra prep work. The beauty of this escape activity is that it is very low prep. Just make your copies, organize your teams, label your treats (if you want to give prizes), and you’re set!
Of course, some fun music and St. Patrick’s Day decorations also help set the stage if you want!
As always, please contact me with any questions!
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