How Many Hearts? (A Valentine Math Game)

This a valentine game for preschoolers. It is simple and easy to set up. It can be competitive or non-competitive. It can be played by a single child or you can have multiple game boards for a group. This little Valentine’s Day game will teach your little person basic math concepts too.

• Make a game board by drawing a heart on a piece of construction paper.  There are also free heart printables all over the internet that work well too.
• You need a die or number cards ~ If you have a child that is younger, you may want them to have dots so that they have a visual to count.
• Gather a bunch of foam hearts ~ these were purchased at Walmart.

To play this Valentine Math Game:

• Place a handful of foam hearts on to the game board
• Roll the die (or draw a number card)
• Remove that number of hearts off of the board.
• The game is over when there are no more little hearts on the board.

Tips for playing this math game:

• This game can be played in a group with each child having their own heart
• The game can be played individually as well
• The “game board” can be slipped into a page protector so that it can be used again and again

Have fun celebrating the season of love and kindess while counting together.

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5 comments to How Many Hearts? (A Valentine Math Game)

• Love this…I pinned it on Pinterest on “For My Grandchildren” page! Thanks for sharing!

• Thanks Jackie!

• This is wonderful! Easy to make and open to a lot of variations!

Thanks for sharing.
Sarah

• Just thought you’d like to know I’ve featured it on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/02/02/the-sunday-showcase-maths-activities.html

By the way I think you have been featured twice this week but as I am doing a mini maths round up I just had to include you too! it is such a lovely – and topical activity!

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