Valentine’s Day is next week, so I wanted to share a few activities, games, and crafts to get you in the spirit. I’d love to inspire you to create a fun-filled week as the holiday approaches with your kiddos. Anything holiday-related that we can turn into an activity to keep them busy and learning at the same time is a winner in my book! The game is a simple activity, and the kids can help you along the way, depending on their ages. If you have kids that are on the smaller side, you will need to help with the coloring and guide them with the sorting.
Bag of conversation hearts
- Draw out hearts on the card stock with a sharpie or black markers.
- Color in the cardstock hearts with crayons or markers. Making sure to match the colors to the bag of candy. There are so many variations of the hearts now!
- Make a pile of hearts for them to sort out after the cardstock is colored and ready to go!
- After they complete the sorting process – let them eat the candy of course!
This excellent sorting activity is so much fun for little ones, just starting to learn sorting and numbers. If you have a group of kids working on this project together, you can have them share with the group which heart has the most/least amount of candy, so they start to get the concept of values. Feel free to use the candy for the older ones for addition and subtraction as well! Games like these can help kids engage with each other, answer questions, and learn as they go. I would love to hear from you all about this activity and other learning games you do around this time of year. Be on the lookout for even more awesome Valentine’s Day ideas coming up this week!