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Valentine Matching Games

 Posted by on January 17, 2012
Jan 172012

Inspired by the Valentine Heart Hop at A Mom With A Lesson Plan, I decided to create something for Aiden: Valentine Matching Games.  Heart shapes turned into learning games – what could be more fun?

Valentine Matching Games

Valentine Matching Games

I cut out several large heart shapes and lots of smaller shapes using my Silhouette Cameo.  {I didn’t really need my Silhouette for this, but it did makes things faster.}


Name Practice and Letter Matching

I wrote Aiden’s name on one heart.  I added each letter of his name to a small circle.  Aiden loves to match the letters in his name to the heart.  We also talk about the colors of the circles.  I glued on a yellow heart and star for added interest.

I wrote LOVE YOU on another heart.  L-O-V-E was written on large circles and Y-O-U on small hearts.  Aiden wasn’t really interested in this one, but I thought it was a cute idea.


Number Matching Game

Next, I traced 5 large circles onto a heart.  I wrote 1-2-3-4-5 inside the circles and 1-2-3-4-5 on large circle cutouts.  I repeated this on the back of the heart with 6-7-8-9-10.  Aiden enjoys playing with the numbers.  He knows most of them but doesn’t really match many of them correctly {which I find funny since he has a caterpillar puzzle with numbers that he loves to match up correctly – maybe he just likes the caterpillar better}.

Valentine Matching Game

Shape Matching Game

Lastly, I glued a bunch of random shapes in various colors onto a heart.  I have another set of the same shapes and colors ready to match up.  We’ve been doing this one together.  I pick up a shape, ask Aiden what it is {and what color it is}, and then I place it on the same shape.  We also use this one without the pile of loose shapes.  I just point to a shape and ask him a question about it.  Or I ask him to find ___{a blue heart}.

What Valentine’s inspired learning activities have you found lately?

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  3 Responses to “Valentine Matching Games”

  1. Thank you for the link! So nice to know I’ve inspired you!

  2. So adorable! Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

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