Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve been hard at work learning to count to 10 with all of our themed counting cards. These free printable Valentines Day Counting Cards are such a fun math activity for toddler, preschool, and kindergartners.
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Valentines Day Counting Cards
These free printable Valentines Day Counting Cards are perfect for preschoolers during the month of February or anytime really. Who says that you can only talk about love when you are celebrating Valentine’s Day?!?
Materials needed for the Free Printable Valentine’s Day Counting Cards:
To prep: Print and laminate the heart counting cards (download below).
To use: Have your child cover the pictures of the hearts on the counting cards with the correct number of heart gems.
These cards are perfect to new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each heart picture on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.
When a child is just starting to count, it is a good idea to limit the numbers that you work with. Start with 1-3, then 1-5, 1-8 and finally 1-10. This helps kids focus on the one-to-one correspondence (the concept that one object equals on number) rather than memorization of the names of the numbers.
When we used these cards we counted as we covered the pictures and then repeated the numbers again.
This is because while a child is putting the hearts on the cards, they are concentrating on a lot of different things like grasping the small objects and placing them on the correct spot. Because of that they don’t catch the rhythm of counting in order.
This also reinforces that fact that numbers have a correct order and gives extra opportunities to practice.
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