Integrate these valentine math activities into your lesson plans this February. They are the perfect activities to check the math box on your list of valentine activities for preschoolers.
I love teaching young children – from art to science to literacy, playing in the block center with them, giggling with them on the playground, and leading nature hunts. Kids are usually so enamored with exploring and learning, and their enthusiasm is often infectious.
You can definitely see this with kids and math! The way the children make patterns with nature, count their books, and measure their friends with blocks. And that doesn’t even begin to touch on all of the ways young children think mathematically.
Encourage that love of all things math with engaging, hands-on activities. I don’t think these activities always have to be based on the theme or topic the kids are learning about.
But sometimes it’s fun to plan some themed activities, right?! So I put together over 15 math activities that are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine Math Activities
Click on each of the highlighted links to read more in-depth about each of these valentine math ideas.
The printable number cards can be incorporated into your classroom in countless ways.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate friendship than by having the children play free printable valentine games together.
Children will love putting together some broken heart puzzles.
The candy heart math is packed full of so many preschool concepts.
Students will get tons of patterning practice with this simple paper heart patterning activity.
Let the children explore concepts of number sense with the portable ten frame with hearts.
The valentine math station is a collection of some super simple, yet engaging and thought-provoking, math activities for preschoolers.
Let the kids engage their senses while they practice some important math concepts with the Valentine’s Day sensory bin.
Challenge your preschoolers with a math graphing activity using hearts! Like most of these valentine math activities, you can modify it based on the needs of your students.
Children practice number identification and subitizing with this valentine math roll and color activity.
The Valentine’s Day tangram activity is a fun and easy puzzle experience.
In this Valentine’s Day scrabble math activity, kids will get to practice both literacy and math skills!
I love that children will get to practice fine motor skills while working on one-to-one correspondence, counting, and addition concepts in the Montessori-inspired valentine math activities!
Children will enjoy getting to play mail carrier as they count and sort number cards.
All of your students will be saying “be mine” to this graphing chocolate kisses activity!
Your little “sweethearts” will be thrilled when they get to measure with candy hearts.
Now, which of these valentine math activities will you try first?
Supplies for Valentine Math
You really don’t need to go out and grab a ton of materials for all of these valentine math activities. Use what you already have on-hand, even if it’s not valentine-themed. The kids will still learn and have a lot of fun!
But if you ARE looking for some material suggestions, I have a few for you here:
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