FREE St Patricks Day Syllable Sort

How do you teach syllables? There are so many ways to get students to understand syllables. Today I will share a fun St Patricks Day syllable sort activity that is sure to be as fun as it is educational!
FREE St Patricks Day Syllable Sort - this is such a fun way for kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade kids to practice identifying 1-4 syllables. (homeschool, st. patricks day centers)

These fun syllable shamrock sorts will be a hit with your students!

They are so easy to prepare and you don't even need to laminate! You can choose to print in greyscale and use that for another group in your class.

If you are looking for another way to learn syllables, you will want to try this clever Syllable Counting Punch Cards.

St Patricks Day Syllable Sort

Syllable activity for st patricks day

Children learning their syllables often find it difficult to distinguish between the sounds - especially ESL/ELL kids. I find that these students will especially benefit from more syllable type activities.

A fun way to have kids identify the sounds is to get them clapping as they say the word for instance 'ba' clap 'na' clap 'na' clap. They count the claps and then they place the card under the correct number leprechaun.

This activity includes up to four syllables, there are some tricky words in there to get the kids thinking! The activity is set out to include the first page of shamrock words with one syllables, the second with two and so on and so forth. Once printed, you can cut them out and mix them up.

Free printable st patricks day syllable center for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, homeschool

Differentiate: I like having a table of ELL kids start with identifying between one and two syllables, then I give them three syllables. I find that they are able to get the hang of it if the words are not too difficult. So you can definitely choose between which words you want to use with your students.


This fun activity gets the kids clapping and sorting their words under the correct syllable number!

To prepare
  • Download these cards (below).
  • Print either the color or the black and white option. Use card stock or laminate the pages.
  • Cut the cards out.
  • Store them in a plastic sleeve or file folder.
To play
  • Place the word 'shamrock' cards in a basket.
  • Place the leprechaun cards with the numbers at the top.
  • Have the kids choose a card, read the word and then clap the syllables as they place the card under the correct number.
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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.