Valentine’s Day Literacy and Math Activities

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Love is in the air!! This fun-filled, printable Valentine’s Day Math and Literacy pack contains 10 worksheets and 4 learning center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Classification
– Number recognition
– Number order
– Measurement (height)
– Patterning
– Set recognition
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– Association
– Visual discrimination
– Phonological and awareness
– Fine Motor
– Following directions

VALENTINE SPIN & COVER (COLOR 3 SHEETS & 1 SPINNER/B&W 3 SHEETS & 1 SPINNER)

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Print these sheets out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad).

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Provide vase gems, mini erasers, pom poms, or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Young learners will spin, identify the picture, and cover it on their game cards.

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Continue until the sheet is completely covered. When using this activity in small group, children will take turns spinning. First player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!


SWEET SYLLABLES CLAP, COUNT & CLIP CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. They will then use a clothespin to clip the number of syllables.

HEART PATTERN PUZZLES (COLOR 8/B&W 8)

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Print these cards out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use) and cut in half. Children will use their visual discrimination skills to match the heart patterns.

COUNTING HEARTS 1-10 (COLOR 2 SHEETS & 10 NUMBER CARDS/B&W 2 SHEETS & 10 NUMBER CARDS)

Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Print this activity out on cardstock (laminate for heavy use). For small group use, print out multiple copies. Cut out the number cards. Prompt younger students to practice one-to-one correspondence while counting the hearts. Older children may utilize their set recognition skills. Once the number of hearts in a picture has been determined, learners will identify the corresponding number card and place it under the picture in its designated box. Students will continue until all of the hearts on the sheet have been counted.

MATH AND LITERACY WORKSHEETS (10)

Number Love – Sequencing – Have children cut and glue to complete the number order.

Valentine Sisters – Measuring Height – Instruct students to cut out the heart ruler and use it to measure each sister. They will then write the numbers on the designated lines.

Heart Roll & Color – Number Recognition – Learners will roll the die and color the number shown. Continue until all of the numbers on the paper have been covered. When using this activity in small group, have the children take turns rolling the die.

Valentine Goodies – Patterning – Prompt students to cut and glue to complete the patterns. Discuss the patterns, and encourage young learners to describe and identify them.

Colorful Hearts – Counting/Following Directions – Children will use the code to count the hearts and color them accordingly.

Valentine’s Day – Association – Learners will study the groups of pictures and cross out the ones that do not belong. Discuss the different attributes of the items and why they do or don’t belong together.

Love Letter – Uppercase Letter Recognition – Children will dot or color the uppercase letters. Depending on the child’s ability, a sheet of paper may be used to cover the other pictures as he/she works one row at a time.

Love Letter – Lowercase Letter Recognition – Children will dot or color the lowercase letters. Depending on the child’s ability, a sheet of paper may be used to cover the other pictures as he/she works one row at a time.

All Things Valentine – Visual Discrimination – Young learners will study the rows of pictures and cross out or color the one that is different from the rest. Depending on the child’s ability, a sheet of paper may be used to cover the other pictures as he/she works one row at a time.

Love Is in the Air – Beginning Sounds – Students will say each picture name and color or dot its beginning letter sound.

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There’s No Place Like Space! Art Activity

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

“I’m the Cat in the Hat, and we’re off to have fun. We’ll visit the planets, the stars, and the sun!” These are the captivating first words of the book There’s No Place Like Space!. Written by Tish Rabe and beautifully illustrated by Aristides Ruiz, this wonderful book takes children on an exciting ride through the solar system, and teaches important basic concepts about space.

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

After being introduced to this book, preschoolers will enjoy making their own “planets”. Have students place cut up or torn pieces of bleeding tissue paper onto white construction paper circles. Instruct them to wet the tissue with a water filled spray bottle (supervision is important here). Once the tissue is sufficiently wet, gently remove and allow the “planets” to dry.

This activity encourages creative expression. The children love to choose their colors, and always get excited when they see the beautiful and varied works of art they have created. In addition, using a spray bottle improves fine motor skills and helps to build strength in small hands and fingers. Finally, cutting skills can be practiced, by encouraging the children (who wish to do so) to cut out their own circles.

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

Note: This revised edition of the book includes a glossary of space terms and excludes mention of Pluto, which is no longer considered a planet.

MATERIALS USED:

– White construction paper
Bleeding tissue paper in a variety of colors
– Spray bottles filled with water
Our free circle template



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Outer Space Collaborative Collage

outer space collaborative collage

Once or twice a year I like to have my students work together to create a class collage to display in the classroom. The children really enjoy expressing themselves. Rarely do I have anyone turn down the chance to participate.

This outer space collaboration turned out to be a creative and fun experience for everyone. I provided a large, curved piece of Styrofoam that had been spray painted black and quickly sprinkled with a dusting of glitter. I also provided a tray full of sparkly decorative items. I found glitter foam at Walmart that made perfect stars and moons. Plain foil stars also work well. My students were drawn to the various materials, and loved choosing which ones they wanted to use.

outer space collaborative collage

This collage turned out to be 3D, but you can use poster board or cardboard and a variety of collage materials of your choice. Some may choose all the materials you provide, while others will use very few.

outer space collaborative collage

This open-ended activity provides the children with an opportunity to use their imaginations, express their creativity, and practice decision making. Additionally, when working collaboratively to create a piece of art, the children develop social skills and learn to work interactively.

MATERIALS USED:

– A large piece of Styrofoam or other material
– Spray paint
– Glitter
– Glue
– Pom poms (glitter and regular)
Sequins
Sparkly fuzzy sticks (pipe cleaners)
– Moon and star stickers
Acrylic jewels
Our star template



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