|1. Encourage your students to write General
Mills with the results from this project or with
any questions they might have.
General Mills, Inc.
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
|2. RAINBOW WRITE
Rather than having kids write their words 3-5
times each every week, allow them to pick 3-5
colors and "rainbow write" their words
|3. Cut shapes (like the Lucky Charm shapes)
and have your students make a story book about
their experience with this project.
|4. Have your students write a paragraph on what
shape would they like to add to the Lucky Charms
cereal and why.
|5. Write a poem, a haiku, a limerick, or acrostic
verse about Lucky Charms.
|6. Make up a story about the day in the life
of a Lucky Charms!
|7. Take the words General Mills Lucky Charms
Cereal and create as many words as you can.
|8.Visit the General
Mills Cereal Box website and scroll down to
Lucky Charms. Pick 2 of the old boxes and have
your students find 3 things that are the same
and 3 things that are different.
|9. Marci McGowan has created a very usable Readers's
Theatre which can be adapted to use in all
|10. Journal Ideas:
If I found a pot of gold, I would...
What does it mean to be lucky?
What is the luckiest thing that ever happened
|1. Have your students form patterns using the
|2. Write math word problems on the board for
your student's to solve. Example: 3 Green Clovers
+ 3 Blue Moons = Total Lucky Charms. (great manipulative
for PreK and K)
|3. Using a ruler -- have your Lucky
Charms on that line to figure out how many LC
it takes to make 1 foot. Encourage your students
to use different measurements and then chart down
their data. FOR FUN -- have your students pick
items around the room and use LC to measure their
|4. Have your students count out Lucky Charms
in 2's, 5's, 10's, etc.
|5. Cut out several LARGE shapes of various colors
-- (triangle, circle, squares, trapezoids, etc)
and have your student's trace the edges with Lucky
Charms. Have them chart down their counts.
|6. Assign currency value to each
Lucky Charm (heart = 1cent, moon = 5cent, etc)
Assign prices to certain items in your class and
have your students figure out how many Lucky Charms
they would need to purchase that item.
|7. Purchase the book
"Cereal Math". Boost kids' math skills
with these irresistible, hands-on activities using
cereal! Students will create a cereal abacus,
estimate how many raisins are in "two scoops",
use Venn diagrams to sort and classify cereal
by attributes, collect and graph data, explore
patterns, and more! $6.50
at Amazon.com. Gr. K - 2
|8. In your math center,
put out a jar filled with pennies or candy coins
to resemble gold coins. Estimate how many coins
are in the "pot of gold." Place the
pot at the end of a large laminated rainbow. If
you laminate the rainbow, the estimates can be
written on the rainbow using a wipe-off pen. Group
the pennies or candy coins by tens, and count
to check your estimates. (idea found here)
|9. Rainbow Spinnger:
Create a spinner with 7 seven areas. Label each
area a color
Give students a blank rainbow sheet. Each time
the kids spin the spinner
They color in the rainbow. (idea found here)
|St. Patrick's Day
|1. Visit Billy
The Bear's Website about St. Patrick
Domain has good information on the Blarney
Stone, Leprechaun's, Shamrocks, and St. Patrick!!!
|3. BONUS.COM has 7 St. Patrick Games for your students to try.
(best used with 2nd and 3rd graders)
|4. Green Shaving Cream Art
Add a few drops of green paint to shaving cream.
Have the children use this to paint with. (To
clean quickly -- add soap to paint FIRST!).
|5. Rain and Rainbow Collage
Look in a magazine or newspaper for pictures of
rain, or rainbows, cut them out, and let your
child glue them onto a piece of paper for a collage.
|6. Shamrock Rubbings
Cut shamrock shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper.
Tape these shamrocks to the table. Have the children
place a piece of thin white paper over the shamrocks
and rub a crayon over the shamrock.
|7. Shamrock Hop
Place shamrock shapes on the floor. Have the children
hop from one shamrock to the next.
|8. Treasure Hunt
Draw a simple map of your class/school. Cut out
large shapes of Lucky Charms. Hide each shape
somewhere in your classroom/school. Explain the
map to your child. Draw X's on the map where you
have hidden the shapes. Let your students find
the shapes by using the map..
While the children are out playing or before they
arrive make some silly changes in the room like
putting things out of place, hiding things, leaving
gold chocolate coins, etc. Leave green footprints
Blame it on the leprechaun when they come in.
Explain all about St. Patrick's day and leprechauns.
at ChildFun website)
|1. Download the data from the Results Page into
Excel and create graphs of the project. If you
don't have EXCEL, you can print out the data and
use an online graphing program called Create
|2. Using the downloaded data, teach your students
how to sort data and create graphs based on state
|3. Using Inspiration/Kidspiration, create a
color visual learning experience. Free 30 day
trial available here -- INSPIRATION KIDSPIRATION
|4. Create PowerPoint/Hyperstudio presentation
(including pictures) of your Lucky Charm Project!!
|5. Using a digital or regular camera -- make
a collage of your Lucky Charm Day! Scan your pictures
and print them out on T-Shirt transfer paper as
an added memory for your kids!!
|6. Create a webpage of your Lucky Charm Day!
Send me the link and we will list it on this website!!
|7. Using Paint, Kid Pix, or any other graphics
program, create a Lucky Charm Picture.
|8. Visit the Lucky
Charms website. There are lots of activities
plus a search for shapes activity as well.
|10. Check out the 30 day trial of Pixie 2 and have your students draw a picture of their day!