Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine Math Centers

Super excited it's Valentine's week so I'm sharing a few Valentine Math Centers with sweet Tara at her  Monday Made It !  Be sure to check out what everyone's been making!
 
 
In addition to our regular math centers...Unifix cubes, dice, linking chains, magnet numbers, ten frames, and more...I provided my class with several fun and easy to make Valentine centers!
 
My Young 5's are learning to read number words so I created a simple Valentine game to give  them more practice.  I took a stack of cheap, white paper dessert plates and wrote the number words on them...tossed some Dollar Store heart shaped erasers into a holiday bowl...and let the reading and matching begin!  So easy!
 
 
 
Here's another activity you can make in just a few minutes!  It's  easy peasy!  I bought a package of decorative Valentine plates and labeled half with the number words and the other half with the numeral.  Students make a set by stacking the matching plates together.  I wrote on the back of each plate to make it self checking, too!
 
 
 
These little sweethearts are practicing their number words while counting Valentine cats!  I found a bag of pink kitty erasers during Halloween at the Target Dollar Spot and forgot to use them saved them for my Valentine centers!  For the numeral cards, I made a basic table and inserted cat clip-art along with the number words.  I printed a copy on pink paper and another on yellow paper giving me two centers!  When students finish one color they "get" to do the other one, too!  

 
 

Print, laminate, ready to go!  Does it get any easier than that?  We're working on missing numbers and what comes next so these  Heart Write-and-Wipe Cards are perfect practice

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Quick, easy, fun Valentine Math Centers! 

 
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2 comments:

  1. I love how you use the themed erasers as a teaching tool. Great idea!

    Mrs. Wiley
    @ Wiley Teaching

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  2. The kids look like they are engaged and having fun; it doesn't get better than that! Have a great rest of the week!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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