Be mine and check out this Make a Valentine Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a valentine by following the “recipe”.
This resource allows children to practice the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Print these 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, googly eyes, heart cookie cutters (optional), acrylic jewels and/or sequins, acrylic hearts and/or foam hearts, beads, buttons, pieces of drinking straws, and fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.
Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations, and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.
Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!