Horseshoes are a great symbol of luck, popular around St. Patrick’s Day as well as throughout the year. Just about every barn in America has a horseshoe hanging over a door or on the wall – upside down so the luck doesn’t spill out.
The students in your classroom will be feeling very lucky when you include some great horseshoe activities into your lesson plans. In this blog post, you will find some nice goodies – fun books about horseshoes and St. Patrick’s Day, bulletin board ideas, and even activities that you can do with your elementary students!
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Horseshoe Math Fun
Let’s start off with some great math resources. Every elementary teacher knows that getting those basic math facts ingrained into students’ minds can take a bit of work. These cute horseshoe puzzles are a perfect (and fun!) way to get kids excited about practicing. And since there are different types to choose from – covering the four basic math skills – you can easily challenge your higher students with while giving your other kids the time to practice at their appropriate level as well.
Various Horseshoe activities are available below. Click on the one/s that are most appropriate for your students.
EDITABLE Puzzle Option
If the math puzzles above aren’t what you’re looking for, give this editable horseshoe puzzle a try. This puzzle will work perfectly for other math topics, literacy, foreign languages, vocabulary, or anything else you feel would fit in the squares. Click here or on the picture below to see a video of this resource in action to ensure it will fit your needs.
What Teachers Are Saying About Horseshoe Activities
People who have bought my Horseshoe activities have said:
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Also Great for Decor!
And I’m sure you can imagine how great these finished Horseshoe puzzles will look when displayed. They make GREAT bulletin boards, doorway decorations, or even hallways displays! Have your students cut out and complete their puzzles before coloring their horseshoes in their favorite colors. The finished displays are a perfect addition to other St. Patrick’s Day decor! (Even better – no administrator can complain about them not being academic because the kids work so hard to put them together!) Just be sure to hang them upside down so the luck doesn’t spill out!
And here are some great book ideas to help your students enjoy horseshoes and St. Patrick’s Day while practicing their reading skills, too!
In addition to being the shoes that horses wear, horseshoes are a symbol of luck and a reminder of St. Patrick’s Day. These Horseshoe activities are a fun way to help your students feel lucky when practicing their reading and math skills!
Still not sure about my horseshoe activities? No worries!
Click here or on the image to grab your FREE circle puzzles. Then you’ll see if these puzzles are a good fit for your students. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division options are included in this freebie.