Lessons and Activities

Lucky 7 Letter Game

It’s March, which means Dollar Tree’s St. Patrick’s Day section is jumping and if you’re like me, it catches your eye every time you go in there. One of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day items are those big gold coins! I would always buy them then think of ways to use them in my class. An idea I came up with is a game called Lucky 7!  This game uses gold coins for students to mark the letters they land on. Whichever child covers up 7 of their letters first, is the lucky winner. It’s that simple.

Here’s what you need to play:

  • Lucky Seven Game Board
  • 2-4 decorated clothespins (one for each player)
  • 7 gold coins (for each player)
  • 1 letter mat (for each player)
  • 1 number cube or die


Laminate and tape the board game together so that there is a continuous rectangle of letters next to each other.

Decorate two clothes pins using the decorative tape on the top part (or glue small buttons to the top of the clothespins).

How to play:

The goal of the game is for each student fill up 7 letters on their mat first by rolling a cube, moving their clothespin and landing on different letters that match the letters on their mat. 
Students will start with their clothespin on the letter A – which has the yellow star. 

One at a time, students will roll the die and move their clip that same number of spaces rolled. If the child lands on a letter that they also have on their mat, they will cover it up with a gold coin on their personal letter mat.

Children will take turns rolling the cube and moving their clothespin around the board, landing on letters and covering up the letters that match their own mat. The child that covers up 7 letters first, wins!

This game can easily be added into a part of your day and can be used with any manipulative and any time of year! Ready to add it to your collection? Click here to grab it from my store!

Happy Teaching!