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Do you ever have those days where you feel like your students are antsy or stir-crazy? I know I do! Young children learn better when they are engaged in hands-on activities that allow them to stand and move. No one wants to sit at a desk all day! That’s why I love any opportunity for my students to move around AND still be learning. This free Valentine’s Day Count the Room is the perfect activity to get students up and moving while practicing important math skills!
*Pair with our Valentine’s Day Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Valentine’s Day Count the Room
This Valentine’s Day Count the Room is easy to prep and have ready just in case you’re having one of those days where your kids need to get the wiggles out. It’s also ideal as a math center activity or a review lesson.
Prep and Set Up
This activity is great because it uses supplies you likely already have on hand!
- Count the Room counting cards and recording sheet (at the end of the post)
- Pencils (sometimes we use fun writing tools like crayons or skinny markers)
To set up this activity, print out the Count the Room cards and laminate them for durability.
Tape the cards on the wall around your classroom. You can make it easy for students to find or include some harder-to-find spots. I like to make it a challenge!
How to Play
To play, give each student a recording sheet along with a clipboard to write on. The students will walk around the classroom searching for the Count the Room cards.
In my classroom, it is a silent activity, but I like to play fun music while they walk around.
Once they find a card, they count how many pictures are shown, find that picture on the recording sheet, and write the number next to it.
They continue searching around the room until they’ve found all the cards.
RELATED RESOURCE: Counting Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten
This Count the Room can also be used as a simple center activity!
Just print the cards and recording sheet and add them to your math centers. Your kids will still have a blast counting the fun Valentine items!
Whichever way you choose to use this super fun counting activity, after your students do it once, they will be pros and beg you for more!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some interactive counting fun? Get your free copy of this Valentine’s Day Count the Room by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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