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Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity

What would St. Patrick’s Day be without a pot of gold?! In this Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity, your kids will fill the pot full of gold coins as they practice learning the ABC’s. 

St. Patrick’s Day Literacy Activities like this one are a fun, hands-on way for your preschoolers and kindergarteners to practice naming capital and lowercase letters.

St. Patrick's Day Letter Activity

This hands-on activity is a fun way for your preschoolers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters.

You can start by having your them work on one set of letters at a time.

As they learn the alphabet, you can mix the capital and lowercase letter gold coins together and have them work on both.

You can also have your pre-readers practice letter sounds. 

St. Patrick's Day Letter Recognition Activity

What Is Letter Recognition?

Letter recognition is the ability to recognize and name all of the lowercase and capital letters.

Young learners who can identify the letters of the alphabet can distinguish between them too.

Using hands-on activities like this one is a fun way for pre-readers to practice letter recognition! 

Getting Ready To Use The Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity:

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What’s Included: 

  • Pot of Gold Picture
  • 26 Lowercase Letter Gold Coins
  • 26 Capital Letter Gold Coins

What Else Is Needed:

  • White Card Stock or Copy Paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Paper Bag or Cardboard Box
  • Glue

To prepare this alphabet activity for your kids, fill out the form below.

Next, download and print the pot of gold and gold coins on white card stock or copy paper.

St. Patrick's Day Literacy Activity

Next, laminate the pot of gold and gold coins, so your kids can use them over and over. Then, cut the pieces apart.

Finally, tape or glue the pot of gold on a paper bag or cardboard box (such as a small tissue box) and cut the mouth out. 

How To Use The Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity:

To use this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a gold coin and identify the letter on it as they put it in the pot.

Alphabet Activity

If your kids are just starting to learn the names of the letters, start with just a few gold coins. You can then add more letters as their letter knowledge increases.

Learning the ABC's

When your preschoolers know all of the letter names, they can practice saying the sound that each letter makes.

Letter Recognition Activity

This Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity is a fun way for pre-readers to practice identifying capital and lowercase letters!

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With these 5 literacy and 5 math activities, your students will work on letter recognition, beginning sounds, shapes, and much more!

Click on the picture to learn more about the resources included in this St. Patrick’s Day Morning Tubs bundle!

Download The Pot of Gold Letter Recognition Activity:

To get the St. Patrick’s Day-themed letter recognition activity for your young learners, fill out the form below.



Saturday 11th of March 2023

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Sunday 12th of March 2023

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Thursday 9th of March 2023

I love the activities that you share each week!


Thursday 9th of March 2023


Denise Lorraine Mitchell

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Thank you for the printables.

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