January 26, 2024
Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Estimation

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Estimation


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Kids will love a Valentines Day Math project where they will not only enjoy a fun kids activity, but learn about estimation too. This estimation activity has children trace their hands and estimate how many heart candies they will need to fill in their hand. Then have them practice counting by counting how many candies did it take. This is a fun math activity for valentines day with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students too.
Valentines Day Math Activity - this is such a fun estimation activity using candy and free printable for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade kids.

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 preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students to add a simple math for Valentines Day.  This activity is not only simple, but uses fun valentines day candy to make it fun and engaging for children to try in February along with your valentines day themes. Wehther you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, this is a fun way to practice some math concepts in a fun seasonal way with conversation hearts.


Candy Heart Estimation Activity

  1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of paper
  2. Fill their hand with Valentine candy heartsValentine's Day Candy Heart Estimation
  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)Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Estimation
  6. Write the actual count at the bottom. How close where they?

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Estimation

This is such a fun activity that will get kids excited about math! This Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Estimation is perfect for kids of all ages.



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  1. Ashlee Avatar

    I want to do this with a group of preschoolers, there will be 12. I was wondering how many hearts would you give each kid?

    1. Beth Gorden Avatar

      I would have them grab a small handful and that should be just about right =)