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I’m looking forward to February because that means we’re one month closer to spring, this snow is killing me. I created these adorable Valentine’s day counting mats for my preschooler but these math worksheets would be fun for a toddler as well. If they need help counting to ten, then these are for you.
If you’re looking for a fun Valentine’s Day learning activity, you’re going to love how simple and easy this is. It’s great for preschool learning and a simple way to build up their confidence and learning how to count as well.
I love that it has the number, pictures, and dots to really show them all the ways that they can see and process numbers.
Valentine’s Day Counting Mats
My daughter loves to use her bingo dabber or she prefers to place pom poms on the squares and colors the circles on the numbers in with the dot markers.
I think it’s fun as well so I keep a stock of them in the house. You never know when the ink is going to run out and you need a backup! (and we can use them for a random game of family bingo, too!)
You could also use counters, M&Ms, anything really. My kids love using food in math because if they get the answer right, they get to eat their math manipulative.
M&M’s seem to disappear quickly when we use them but that’s all part of the fun.
Use these counting mats for younger kids to practice number recognition and have them add math manipulatives as they count. You can also use ten frames for addition and subtraction questions up to ten.
Ask them how much is 2 more than 5 or 5 less than 9. Then they can make the number and add or subtract the pom-poms as needed to find the answer.
Want more Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids, who said you could only celebrate love for one day?
Recommended Valentine’s Day Books
Add these Valentine’s day books to your reading list extend this activity and bring Valentine’s spirit to your kids. You can celebrate love and joy more than just one day of the year.
To extend this activity, create your own Valentine’s day cards, make a Valentine’s day treasure dig sensory bin or craft a DIY card for your favorite person.
There are a lot of fun ways to make more Valentine’s Day fun combined with learning, too.
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is CoolDay It Rained HeartsGroggle’s Monster ValentineLove Is: (Illustrated Story Book about Caring for Others, Book About Love for Parents and Children, Rhyming Picture Book)Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle)Love Monster
Make counting fun with these ten frames, math doesn’t have to be a bore, have fun with it.
The more that you try to make learning fun, the more that the kids are going to think that it is. This is what I tell parents that are struggling with teaching their kids at home. Make the lessons fun and something that they’re going to like and it’s not going to feel like such a bore or a chore.
Download the Valentine’s day counting mats (1-10) below:
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More Valentine’s Day Printables
If you’re looking for even more great learning activities for Valentine’s Day, make certain to check out these other fun learning printables! These are great for early learning and simple activities as well.