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Being flexible is an important part of teaching. Things don’t always go as planned and some days we find ourselves in a pinch needing a simple and quick-prep math or literacy activity for our students. That’s what I like most about this easy Valentine Alphabet Heart Activity! It can be created in just a couple of minutes and is an effective and fun tool for alphabet practice!
*Pair with our Alphabet Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Easy Valentine Alphabet Heart Activity
This Valentine alphabet activity is perfect for February in Pre-K and Kindergarten, leading up to Valentine’s Day. Kids love themed activities and we love to make them! If you’d like to use this year-round, just change the theme and stickers and you’ll instantly have an engaging ABC center ready to go all year long!
Plus, while your students are practicing letters/sounds, their fine motor muscles will also be getting a workout as they peel and place the stickers!
How to Prep
This simple and fun Valentine alphabet activity can be made with supplies you likely already have on hand!
To start, gather your materials:
Quickly draw a large heart on construction paper and cut it out. If you aren’t sure about your free hand drawing ability and you’d feel more comfortable, sketch a large heart on paper until you are happy with it, cut it out, and then use it as a template to make additional hearts.
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Use a marker or sharpie and write uppercase and lowercase letters scattered about the heart in no specific order.
How to Play
Students begin by pulling a letter out of a grab bag or small basket. They then identify the letter and say the letter sound. You might even challenge your students by asking them to say a word that begins with that letter.
Next, they find the letter on the heart and cover it up with a heart sticker. This is great one-to-one correspondence for letter identification. The activity continues until all letters have been covered up with a heart sticker.
It’s the simple things like this easy Valentine Alphabet Heart Activity that makes preparing the day to educate children a little easier, especially when the classroom gets hectic and we need a meaningful activity for children to work on in an instant!
Your children will really enjoy this activity and you will be glad for its simplicity too!
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