I know this is late but my current pregnant condition has made sitting at the computer more difficult. But nevertheless I want to share what we did on St. Patrick's Day.
Take the gold is a game we created involving color recognition, numbers, addition, subtraction, and a little competition.
We started by identifying the colors and order of the rainbow.
We put some of each color in our grab pile.
To grab a color you had to roll the number corresponding with that color in the rainbow.
For example: red-1, orange-2, yellow-3, etc.
You could roll two dice if you could call out both the number and color correctly.
Even me and Master Dragon forgot to call out both sometimes.
After a few rounds of players being stuck, even rolling two dice, we decided if your dice total was the number you were seeking you could gain that color Lego for your rainbow. (Adding and subtracting)
Once your rainbow is complete you now have your chance to defeat the leprechaun!
You roll one di and one of the other player rolls for the leprechaun.
The higher number wins.
If the leprechaun rolls higher he escapes.
If you roll higher you take a piece of the leprechaun.
|Top of the hat, brim, and face missing|
You do this until the leprechaun is defeated. The person with the most leprechaun pieces wins the gold!
|Counting his leprechaun pieces|
We ended up playing this a few times. Little Dragon enjoyed the competitiveness and defeating the leprechaun.