These Valentine's Day Math Activities: Counting Candy Hearts, offer students a fun and hands-on way to practice basic counting, one:one correspondence, modeling addition problems, and simple addition using candy hearts or conversation hearts. You can also a set of tweezers or small tongs to your center to mix in some fine motor skills practice!
Just Updated! This set now includes counting mats for the numbers 1-20!
There are different activities included in this set for differentiation. (Please see photos for details).
Level 1: Basic counting, number recognition, and one:one correspondence. This set includes 12 counting mats and focuses on the numbers 1-12.
Level 2: Modeling simple addition problems. This set includes 12 different mats, and 12 simple math problems that students model and solve. The problems focus on sums to 12.
Level 3: Solving simple addition problems. This set includes one mat and a flip book that covers all addition problems with sums to 12. Students look at a problem, and solve it on the candy heart counting mat. They may record their answers with a dry erase marker on the flip book. There is also a recording sheet included where students can write and record their answers with a pencil.
If your students enjoy practicing basic math skills in a fun and hands-on way, they may enjoy some of my other math activities. You can find some of those here:
More Hands-On Math Activities
For more hands-on winter, groundhog or Valentine's Day activities, please see the links below"
Hands-On Winter Activities
Hands-On Groundhog Activities
Hands-On Valentine's Day Activities