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Combine math and fine motor skills for an engaging hands-on experience with this Saint Patrick’s Day Counting Printable, a Pot of Gold Math Mat. It’s a perfect addition to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or leprechaun theme for your preschool and kindergarten students.

### Explore Counting and Addition with the Saint Patrick’s Day Counting Printable

The Pot of Gold Math Mat can be used to teach counting, and it can be used to teach simple addition.

If you want to explore counting with your student, use one dice. Student rolls the dice, counts the dots, and uses manipulatives to add the corresponding number of gold coins to the math mat.

If you want to teach simple addition, your student will need two dice. Student rolls the dice and adds then numbers and then student places the corresponding number of manipulatives to the math mat.

### Benefits of Hands-on Learning

The Pot of Gold Math Mat uses hands-on learning to teach counting and simple addition. As students roll the dice and add the manipulatives to the page, they are playing with math.

Hands-on learning is essential for preschool and kindergarten students.

• It allows students to use their senses to explore new concepts.
• It improves fine motor skills.
• It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
• It also engages multiple areas of their brains while creating new connections.

Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Pot of Gold Math Mat. You can use gold coins (I got some at my local Dollar Store) or real coins.

You can also have your student build “gold coins” out of yellow playdough.

### How to Get Started with the Pot of Gold Math Mat

The Saint Patrick’s Day Counting Printable is easy to use.

1. Print the Pot of Gold Math Mat.
2. Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
3. Gather dice and any manipulatives you need.
4. Show your student how to use the math mat.