Grab your conversation hearts and practice math skills with these 10 valentine math activities. They include measurement, adding, equations, comparing fractions, and more.
“What did you get?” says one little voice with their head buried in a white bag with glitter and white hearts all over.
“Wow! Look at this card!” exclaims another pulling out a small rectangle with their favorite character on it.
“Yes!!!” says another excited voice as they pull out a yummy piece of candy.
Valentine’s Day! It is such a fun holiday for little ones as each child passes out the cards they painstakingly choose and then gets to dig through their bag to see what they have received.
My kids get excited about it each year, and I love tapping into this excitement and make math fun too.
To celebrate this fun day, I’ve compiled numerous math activities that can be used to make math special! So grab a bag of conversation hearts, many of the activities need them, and let’s get learning with these Valentine Math Activities.
If you would like to get all the conversation heart printables in one download, they are available here.
Adding and Subtracting:
By second grade we want our little ones to know their addition and subtraction facts well, but there is so much work that needs to be done before the second grade for this to happen.
Children need to be playing with manipulatives to figure out all the different combinations to equal certain numbers. And these activities get them doing just that!
Multiplication and Divison:
Multiplication and division can be a struggle for some little ones. One of the activities listed below has children exploring the relationship between the two by making groups and dividing up the hearts. I’ve kept the numbers small so the concept can be developed without a ton of counting happening.
I was an upper-grade teacher once upon a time, and with my child entering fourth grade next year, I will be there again. So many times we leave all the cute fun stuff to the lower grades, but our big kiddos like it to. These activities are designed for kids to be able to have fun while tackling hard topics like fractions.
Next, we have some fun decimal activities. Once again, our big kiddos can have fun!!!
Finally, we hit geometry. There are so many topics to cover in geometry, and these activities work through coordinate planes, graphing, measurement and more.
Repeated Addition With Arrays
Once again, grab some conversation hearts to explore multiplication. There is so much learning in these simple task cards.
First, and most obvious is the concept that multiplication is repeated addition.
Next, a foundation is being laid down regarding arrays.
Finally, the concept of area is introduced.
Looking for more Conversation Heart Activities? Here are some other conversation heart activities:
Valentine’s Day Venn Diagram by Jinxy Kids
Conversation Heart Equations by Kiwico
Build a Tower (Measurement and STEM) by Math Geek Mama
Candy Heart Addition by Better Than Homework
Graphing by JDaniel4’s Mom