Valentine’s Day is one of my daughter’s favorite holidays. Why, you ask? Pink, purple and hearts. To my sweet four year old it doesn’t get much better than that. So when I present a beautiful array of pink and purple hearts in the form of a math center I know it will be a hit.
Love is in the Air
When Valentine’s Day comes around, most of the girls in my classroom love to seeing all the frilly and lovely math centers.
While I try to promote an atmosphere where all colors and doodles are created equal…let’s face it…it might not always be the case.
Unicorns, mermaids and hearts are bound to turn a little girl’s head and if it gets them practicing math skills…why create a fuss?
Holiday or Not
That is why this math center (and others that may be classified as “girly”) are always on hand. These fancy activities help to get my little ones engaged whether they are done in February or on a random Thursday.
Ten Frame Math Center
Ten frames create a method in which learners can see values being created. Having resources on hand that allow learners to see and define the value of a number gives them the opportunity to build their number sense.
You can grab this math center and the workpage included by clicking on the MJCS download image at the bottom of this post.
You can also find more heart activities from some of my favorite bloggers below.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Heart Letter Puzzles // Pocket of Preschool
Valentine Hearts Ten Frame Clip Cards // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Heart Digraph Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Printable Valentine’s Math Activities // Stay at Home Educator
Alphabet Hearts // Playdough to Plato
Valentine’s Day Emergent Reader // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Heart Syllable Sort // Recipe for Teaching
Candy Hearts Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool
Heartbreakers Sensory Activity // Sugar Spice and Glitter
CVC Hearts // The Primary Post
Valentine’s Day Number Recognition Bingo Game // Schooling a Monkey
Valentine’s Day Activities (Heart Craft & Cutting Practice) // Fairy Poppins
Heart Counting Cards // Powerful Mothering
Sorting Hearts Fine Motor Tray // Teach Me Mommy
Candy Heart Estimation Station // The STEM Laboratory
Contraction Conversation Hearts // The Simplified Classroom
Chocolate Heart Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning
Jar of Hearts: Editable Sight Words to Read and Write // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Hearts Make Ten Game // Sara J Creations
Heart Roll, Cover and Write Mats // Fun Learning for Kids
Heart Ice and Oil Density Experiment // Science Kiddo
Candy Heart Sentences // Pages of Grace
Heart Sight Word Match // The Letters of Literacy
Heart Name Crafts // Fun-A-Day