This Valentine’s Day math game makes counting fun!
All you need are red hearts, red beans, and red dice. We hope that your child will love this math game as much as we do!
Valentine’s Day Counting Game
Valentine’s Day is a great time to count up all the people you love. It is also a great time to practice counting with symbols of Valentine’s Day, like hearts!
Supplies Needed For This Fun Counting Game:
- Red Beans
- Red Heart Doilies
- Red Dice
- Muffin Wrappers
- A piece of red and white paper
Setting Up Your Counting Game:
Decide what counting tool you want to use. The red beans are wonderful counting tool. They are easy for small fingers to pick up and grasp. They are so very reasonable to purchase at the store to use for this activity and many others.
But if you wanted to make this counting game extra sweet, you could use chocolate chips which may be safer for smaller kids who stick things in their mouths
The red heart doilies are a great a work space. They can can be glued on to a piece of paper with a game title on it or just placed on a table to work with.
The pair of red dot dice are easy for children to count or add up. Older children might have greater challenge by using dice that have numbers instead.
How To Play This Valentine’s Day Counting Game:
We played the game by rolling the dice and adding the total of the number of dots onto our heart doily.
We each had our own cup of red beans to work with. The goal of the game is to fill our heart with red beans first and shout, “My heart is full!”
My son added his beans to the outside edge of his heart first and then filled it in. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to add them in. Although by his filling the outside edge in first, he allowed me to introduce the word perimeter (The units around on the outside of a shape.) and area. (The amount of space inside a shape.)
When he filled his heart with beans, my son remember to shout, “My heart is full!” Yes, he won the game.
I guess I will need to have a rematch so, I can shout, “My heart is full!” too.
Tip: If you are playing this game with young children, you may want to work with only one die. It will make the counting a little easier for them.
More Valentines Math Activities
Looking for more Valentines math activities? We have a great list of Valentine’s day math activities for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and older children as well!
We have something for all grade levels. Learn basic addition, a division problem or two, count the number of hearts, or other Valentine math activities.
Download your pdf file and do your Valentine’s day math activity at home or in the classroom.
Valentines Day Math Games For Preschoolers
1. Valentine Color By Number Coloring Pages
Color by numbers are a great way to teach counting in a fun way. They’ll not only learn the numbers, but also have to remember them to be able to coordinate which color goes where. Plus, this Valentine’s color by number is perfect as it looks like a box of chocolates! Yum!
2. Valentine Day Math Worksheets For Preschoolers
How cute is this free lovebug math activity pack? It is a great way to not only teach your preschooler simple math, but it also works on other skill like their fine motor skills and teach them to write numbers and counting as well. Via Life Over Cs
3. Valentines Day Counting to 10 Activities
Learn to count to 10 and play a matching game all at once! These free printable cards are super cute! One side has numbers and the other side is a purple frosted sugar cookie with x amount of sprinkles on each one. Via Preschool Play and Learn
4. Valentine Math
Make math sweet with these free worksheets and conversation hearts! Learn to count, learn about graphs, patterns, and even short by color! These are the perfect Valentine math worksheets. Via Pre Kinders
5. Valentine’s Day Math Packet
This free Valentine’s day math packet has an assortment of fun worksheets to do. Trace your numbers, count to 20, and learn to add! The best part is, not only are they Valentine’s day themed, but some of them work as coloring sheets as well! Via Kids Activity Zone
Valentines Day Math For Elementary School Students
6. Addition And Subtraction Valentine’s Day Math Worksheets
These Valentine’s day math worksheets are perfect for older kids! Learn simple addition and subtraction with these sweet worksheets! This worksheet pack includes: a color by number, connect the balloons, addition balloons, fix the broken hearts by solving math problems, and a super simple addition page.
7. Math Valentine’s Day Printable Worksheets
You can find a little bit of everything here! Need word problems? Got them! Multiplication? Addition? Fractions? Subtraction? Division? All of them are here! Plus, the best part is they’re all Valentine’s themed and some of them are coloring sheets as well. Via Education
8. Valentine’s Math Activities That Kids Will Love
Needing something a little more challenging? Here are some Valentine’s day worksheets that teach math, decimals, and percentages.! Learn about money, multiplication, and even mathematical riddles! Via Appletastic Learning
9. Valentines Themed Math Activities
I love these worksheets! Some of them are more simple than others, but others are more puzzling! While it may seem like simple addition and subtraction, you’ll have to decode the numbers first using images and a key! Via Mashup Math
10. Valentine’s Day Data Analysis
These worksheets are actually part of an activity which makes these Valentine printables that much more fun! Keep tally marks to keep track of all the data and then once you have the data create a graph! Via Math Geek Mama
Valentine’s Day Math Activities For Middle School Kids
11. Valentine’s Day Math Maze
Looking for some challenging Valentine’s math for middle school kids! We’ve got you covered. While these worksheets are a lot of fun, they’re definitely gonna take some time! Like the math maze! Figure out basic algebra to make it to the end of the maze! Via Idea Galaxy
12. Math Valentine’s Day Activities For Middle Schoolers
Just because kids get older doesn’t mean they don’t love the holidays! Make math exciting by having them do these color and solve activities that work on solving equations and comparing and ordering integers. Don’t forget about writing and then graphing inequalities with a Valentines-themed task card. Via To The Sqaure Inch
13. Valentine’s Day Algebra Pack
While not all middle school children will be ready for algebra some schools and programs are teaching it. So for those who need it here is a Valentine’s day algebra pack that goes over: order of operations, quadratic and absolute value equations, and linear equations. Via Math Geek Mama
14. Fun And Free Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Math
This is such a cute idea I love it! This works great for classrooms. Break your class up into groups and let then work on these word problems. Whoever wins gets a Valentine’s day card. But not just any Valentine’s day card, a free no homework pass! Or give one to all your students as a Valentine’s day treat. Via Math In The Middle
15. Valentine’s Day Math Worksheets Middle School Edition
Want some fun math worksheets for your middle school student? There are so many fun sheets like this heart order of operations sheet or this plotting points game. Work on fractions, multiplication, algebra, and more! Via Worksheets
Looking For More Valentines Fun?
Which Valentine’s day math activity is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.