This week it’s all about Valentine’s Day! I am so late with my Workbox Wednesday post today because we were off making Valentines and attending our co-op bowling party. My favorite workbox activity for Strawberry this week was my Valentine’s Day Counting Cards to use with manipulative: puff balls, candy pieces, and so forth!
These are pretty simple: simply print the cards, laminate for durability, and practice counting the items on each page. My daughter has so far loved playing with puff balls. I believe she will love it even more when we play with candy pieces later!
The images on the cards are heart and Valentines themed: a box of chocolates, various heart, balloons, Valentines, and so forth. This is a simple but great activity for practince one-to-one correspondence. The concept that each number that we count represents an item or thing is an important one. It is clear from the images that some cards have more than the others.
Although playing with puff balls and matching them to the items on the cards seems obvious to us, for a toddler or preschooler, it’s an important early math concept!
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- Printable Valentine’s Day Puzzles from Itsy Bitsy Fun *I mounted one part of the three-part puzzles on a file folder and attached Velcro for the other pieces, so this can be a portable activity!
- Color a Heart: Alphabet Movement Game from Toddler Approved
- Valentine Heart Stickers on a Tree from Gift of Curiousity
- Alphabet Hearts File Folder Game from File Folder Fun
What Valentine’s Day themed toddler and preschool activities can you suggest?