There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover Activities

With There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover activities engage students in rhyming, story sequencing, letter recognition and number sense. The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and supports English Language Arts and Math. 

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48 pages

Grades PreK-3


Inspire young readers to sequence stories and numbers with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover activities. These low and no-prep activities engage students in English Language Arts skills like parts of speech, rhyming, and sequencing. The Math activities engage students in counting, addition and subtraction, money, and place value.

As a result of the included activities, students will focus on these skills:

  • letter formation
  • sequencing
  • rhyming
  • parts of speech (nouns and verbs)
  • writing: story writing, writing prompts included
  • speaking skills: discussion prompts and activity included
  • fine motor skills: letter tracing, cutting, illustrating
  • counting within 5
  • addition within 10
  • subtraction within 10
  • even and odd
  • place value (base 10 blocks)
  • counting coins

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

About the Book

The Old Lady always seems to swallow some pretty peculiar items. And she is back to swallow a clover! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, she’s swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow. Will there be a pot of gold at the end?

💙 Looking for more Saint Patrick’s Day shenanigans? You’ll be over the rainbow with this pot o’ gold!

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