Jar Of Hearts – Valentine’s Day Math Printable

valentine's day math for kidsThis is another part of our learning after school series. I try to engage my son in fun things after school and when I asked him what he wanted to work on he said math. He loves math and comes by it very very naturally. His dad has a bachelors degree in engineering with a minor in math and a MBA in finance. Yeah numbers are well loved in our house . Even I love math although I didn’t always. It wasn’t until I was teaching it to students that I found the fun in numbers.

      1. Gather your materials. You will need a jar , some hearts ( any hearts will do – we used foam ones but paper, heart erasers, heart candies will all work), The printable found here and again below and a pencil with an eraser.valentine's day math activity for kids
      2. Start by printing out the printable – click here or on the image for download. It looks grainy in the pdf but it’s clear when downloaded.

        jar of hearts printable

      3. Lay out the sheet, pencil and hearts and let your little math whiz at it. Of course this is more than just a math lesson. My son is working on writing numbers in kindergarten right now and this is my tricky way of practicing without making him write them over and over again. If the 8 questions are too much do 2 or 3 and put it away for a day or two and complete the rest after. Learning isn’t a sprint it’s a marathon so go slow if needed! He estimatedvalentine's day math for kids 1, countedvalentine's day math lesson, sortedvalentine's day math sorting hearts and counted valentine's day math lesson for kidsand wrote some more. valentine's day math writing

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    • admin says

      I hope it’s as big a hit there as it was here. This morning My son wrote all the numbers out again on a second printable I had printed out. Made me think I will probably print out multiples from now on in hopes I get even more extra writing practice for him!

    • admin says

      That’s Friday’s post :) I can’t give away all the secrets at once but it’s a fun family activity. Hopefully you’ll like it!

  1. Sophie says

    This is great, I think my son will love it too. Looking for things like this for after school – I noticed you have started a tab on after school series. Thanks for all the great ideas as always!!

  2. Angela says

    We did this activity this morning and they loved it! And they couldn’t wait to show their math teacher dad all about it.

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