Thursday, February 28

Fraction Leprechaun Freebie

Looking for some Leprechaun Fun for St. Patrick's Day with your firsties or kinders? Even your second graders would like this one!
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My sweet, hilarious (best one-liners of ANYone. Hands down.), creative and lovely colleague Shelley (of Indoor Recess Bag fame) shared the Fraction Leprechaun a few years ago. 

It was a hit!

But now, it's a copy of a copy of a copy. Blech.

So, I re-did it using the uber-talented Ashley Hughes' St. Patrick's Day clip art. Love her clip art. AND her. She's fab-dorable. And so's her work.

At any rate...every kiddo colors their leprechaun however they'd like.

Then they cut it vertically in half along the line going up the middle (it's kind of hard to see, but it's there).

They each KEEP their left half and swap their right half (the half with their smile) with a classmate. 

Assemble it onto 9x12 construction paper.

Name their little Leprechaun & add their own names to the label.

This sample cracks me right up! The firstie who made this was QUITE sure that Leprechauns do NOT exist! Even wrote in both spots! Too cute!

You can also do it with fourths...

If you're so inclined, add a little glitter.

Glitter with first graders has been known to make me break out in hives so I probably won't. (Sorry, Greg!)

Maybe you'd like your sweethearts to do some writing about their leprechaun's adventures, too...

 Three types of writing paper: 
Plain, dashed & HWT-type lines.

You can have these pages by clicking right here or on either picture.


  1. I can't take credit for the 1/2 and 1/2 leprechaun I think it might have been a hand me down from Wendy. I do however proudly accept the 1 liner title! Might I add that the copy of the copy of the copy is also lopsided and never properly lines up. Sort of the a leprechaun that needed a V8! Very excited about the new and improved version!

  2. I love this idea! Can't wait to get to use it with my little people! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I love the fraction leprechaun. Greg's might be half glitter and half sequins. We love you Greg and you would rock this project if you were a kid!

    Lisa you are the best!

  4. Fraction leprechaun... just to cute. What a fun way to work with fractions!

    Granny Goes to School
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  5. I love that fraction leprechaun. THanks for sharing! You rock!


    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  6. Love the fraction leprechaun! I can't wait to use it!

  7. I am loving this freebie, Lisa! Thank you so much! It will make for some math fun and super cute wall decoration. I'm planning to squeeze it in this week! Thank you so much!!

    Primarily Speaking

  8. Love the leprechaun freebie! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Such a cutie! Thanks, Lisa!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  10. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  11. CUTE! Just found you from the comment that you left on my blog! I'm your newest follower! Thank you for sharing.

  12. Love this idea - it's so cute! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a new follower too!

    Wendy :)
    Teacher's Toolkit

  13. This idea is adorable! Thanks for sharing! I actually found your blog via the blogs by stat linky. I'm also a WI blogger! :)


  14. Love the freebie! We will do it next year for sure! Thank you!


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