Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity

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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 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 free Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity!

*Pair this with our March Print – That’s It! Kindergarten Math and Literacy Printables!

Grab this FREE printable Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity to add some hands-on learning fun to your literacy centers this March!

Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity

This activity is a hands-on way for your kids to work on counting the syllables in words! Counting syllables can be a tricky concept for early 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.

Let’s grab our supplies and get started!

Supplies Needed:

This activity includes a Pot of Gold syllable mat, rainbow picture cards, and a recording sheet.

How to Prep

To begin, you will first print and laminate the Pot of Gold Syllable Counting 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.

Grab some gold coins and you’re ready to play!

How to Play

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.

Students pick a picture card, count the syllables, and add that many gold coins to the Pot of Gold syllable mat.

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.

You can also use the recording sheet as a stand-alone activity for extra review.

The recording sheet can also be used as a stand-alone activity for review.

Continue counting syllables until all cards have been completed!

Grab Your FREE Copy

Are you ready to start counting syllables with your kiddos? Get your free copy of this Pot of Gold Syllable Counting Activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!

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