Valentine’s Day is always a favorite theme for learning ideas. There’s something about hearts and pink that make people happy. Maybe it’s all of the focus on love and kindness (which is a good thing). Check out this collection of Valentine’s Day math activities. Everyone is sure to love them!
Valentine’s Day Math Activities
I’ve sorted the activities into preschool and elementary. You could modify most of the ideas to fit your child’s abilities and interests. Have fun with all of the hearts! ❤️️
Preschool Valentine’s Day Math Activities
Valentine Hearts Number Line Matching Game – Get toddlers and preschoolers moving with this heart themed game that practices number recognition and counting.
Valentine Hearts on the Magnet Board – Practice counting pom poms and other objects on magnetic hearts.
Valentine Math Roll and Cover Activity – Download this free printable from Fantastic Fun and Learning to practice counting and one to one correspondence.
Heart Number Matching Busy Bag – Coffee Cups and Crayons has a wonderful idea for matching numbers.
Valentine’s Day Math Tray – This simple setup from No Time for Flashcards is the perfect way to practice counting (or addition facts) with a Valentine’s Day theme.
Race to Fill the Cup Counting Game – Count the mini erasers as you fill the cup. This one is great for toddlers just learning to count or older kids who are practicing addition. See how to play at Mom Inspired Life.
Heart Cookie Cutter Matching Measurement Activity – This idea from Stay at Home Educator is great for introducing measuring and visualizing size comparisons.
Valentine’s Heart Hide and Seek Game – Get kids moving, sorting, and counting with this fun game.
Kiss Hunt – Add a little chocolate to your number recognition game with this idea from Reading Confetti.
Candy Heart Math Printables – Teaching Mama has several printables using candy hearts to practice counting, sorting, making patterns, and graphing.
Elementary Valentine’s Day Math Activities
Valentine’s Day Math Game: Add Ten – Practice adding and subtracting 10 with this heart themed printable.
Measuring with Hearts – Use hearts to practice measuring with a ruler and with non-standard units in this activity from Better Than Homework.
Valentine’s Day Addition Game for Sums of 5 to 10 – Royal Baloo created a great board game to practice addition facts and make heart puzzles at the same time.
Heart Fraction Matching – Find the matching fractions to put the hearts together. Download this printable from 3Dinosaurs.
Sticky Ten Frames – Go vertical with your math practice with this heart themed idea from Still Playing School.
Portable Ten Frame with Hearts – Lalymom shares several suggestions for playing with a ten frame on on the go.
Valentine’s Day LEGO Graphing – Use LEGO to create a graph that represents the number of each color of candy hearts. JDaniel 4’s Mom has the details.
Valentine’s Day Cupcake Graphing – Use this printable from Life Over C’s to practice graphing with a bird and cupcake theme.
Valentine’s Day Hundreds Chart Activity – Fill in the missing numbers from the hundreds chart with this printable from I Can Teach My Child.
Heart Tessellations – Draw heart tessellations with graph paper with this idea from Teach Beside Me
Valentine Math Station – NurtureStore shows us how to setup an area that’s full of playful ways to practice math skills.
More Valentine’s Day Activities
- Valentine Heart Glyph – Practice following directions and make a secret piece of art. If you know the code, you can figure out who the owner of the heart is.
- Put together a valentine themed discovery basket for baby. (Toddlers will enjoy this one, too.)
- See our collection of Valentine’s Day Science Experiments and Activities.
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