As Valentine’s Day approaches, we love getting ready with some fun, themed learning activities! After the success of our counting bear addition cards, I just knew my students would be thrilled to work on addition to 10 with these free Candy Heart Addition Cards from our Valentine’s Day Centers and Activities Bundle!
Candy Heart Addition Cards
These Candy Heart Addition Cards are the perfect activity to add some hands-on fun to your math centers or small groups this February! These cards are simple to prep. I like to add in some candy conversation hearts for an extra level of excitement and engagement but any manipulatives you have on hand would work great. Let’s get started!
Extra Tip: You can have “community candy hearts” that kids share but do not eat. Or you can give each child their own ziploc bag of candy hearts to use for math, and maybe eat one or two each day, etc. Both are fun options, so do what works best for you!
How to Prep and Play
To begin, print out the candy heart addition cards and laminate them to make them sturdy and reusable. We use them multiple times during math workshop and want them to last!
After cutting the cards apart, put them, along with some candy hearts, in small bins or baskets.
The students match up the real candy hearts to the pictures (great for one-to-one correspondence) and then they add the total number of hearts together, using dry erase markers to fill in the equation! I don’t know about your kids but anything with dry erase markers is always a hit in our class!
RELATED RESOURCE: Addition Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten
Grab Your FREE Set
Ready for some fun, seasonal addition practice? Grab your copy of the free candy heart addition cards by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
Or, grab the whole Valentine’s Day Centers and Activities BUNDLE for an entire month of low-prep, hands-on math and literacy fun (including the Candy Heart Addition Cards)!
More Valentine’s Day Fun
Looking for more exciting Valentine’s Day fun? Check out these awesome ideas from some great kid bloggers!
Printable Valentine’s Day Dice Games // Fun-A-Day
FREE Number Bingo // The STEM Laboratory
Pre-Writing Alphabet Practice with Conversation Hearts // Preschool Inspirations
Heart Match Up Activity // Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Counting Roses // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Conversation Heart Counting Cards // Life Over C’s
Love Bug Clock // Fairy Poppins
Counting Heart Cake Toppers // Adventures of Adam
Heart Wreath // Powerful Mothering
Magic Heart Sight Words // Playdough to Plato
Simple Suspended Conversation Heart Discovery Bottle // Lemon Lime Adventures
Valentine Numbers and Counting Hearts // Play and Learn Everyday
Teach Buttoning Skills with Heart Buttons // Sugar Aunts
Hearts Pom Pom Game // Teach Me Mommy
I Spy Valentine’s Day Heart Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Color Sorting Hearts // Modern Preschool
Candy Heart Addition Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
We Go Together Like PB&J Homemade Game // Study at Home Mama
Valentine’s Day CVC Board Game // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
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