Monday, February 4, 2013

## Valentine’s Day – Candy Heart Estimation

Have some math fun this Valentine's Day with Valentine Candy Estimation Activity. This is a lot of fun for preschool or homeschooling kindergarten and 1st grade families to practice some math concepts in a fun seasonal way with conversation hearts.

### Valentine's Day Math Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten

Minnie enjoyed some Valentine’s Day learning fun this week! {She is currently 4 years old.} This is a SUPER simple, fun activity.

### Candy Heart Estimation Activity

1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper
2. Fill their hand with Valentine candy hearts
3. Have them guess how many hearts there are (a great math skill)
4. If you have more than one child have them guess who will have more (i.e. did they grasp that older children have bigger hands therefore will fit more candy?)
5. Count the candy (I had my Kindergartner put them in piles of 10 (you can count by 1s, 2s, 5s, or 10s depending on what skill you are practicing)
6. Write the actual count at the bottom. How close where they?

## This post was written by:

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of three who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123Homeschool4Me where she shares 200+ {free} printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.

#### 1 comment:

1. Hi Beth,
What a great activity for kids! Mine are still young, but I'm they would love to trace their hands and fill it with candy. Thank you for sharing.

Karina
http://momintheusa.blogspot.com

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