‘Tis the season for all things warm and fuzzy! To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, I was excited to round up 30 of my favorite heart activities for kids. The mega list includes fun math games, science experiments, crafts projects and recipes children will love.
First up is our popular conversation heart book. Slide the pages into a dollar store photo album, grab a box of conversation hearts, and you’re ready to work on number writing and counting.
Practice measuring in inches, cubes, conversation hearts… anything with Mrs. Lee’s measuring hearts activity.
Test your estimating skills with these conversation heart estimation jars from Creekside Learning.
Practice numbers and burn a little extra energy in Toddler Approved’s Heart Hopscotch.
Work on shape names, problem solving… even fractions with our Valentine Pattern Block Mats.
Graph conversation hearts with Mama Miss’s free printable.
And speaking of conversation hearts, do some sorting and color practice with Preschool Inspiration’s simple Conversation Heart Color Match.
Play Coffee Cups and Crayon’s pretty Heart Number Matching Game.
Make Busy Kids Happy Mom’s Crystal Hearts.
See your heartbeat with this simple and clever trick from What the Teacher Wants.
Make a conversation heart balloon magically inflate.
Whip up a batch of Two-daloo’s fizzing, foaming hearts.
Make predictions and record your results with a simple conversation heart science experiment from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Play alphabet games, practice upper and lowercase pairs and build fine motor strength with these awesome literacy activities. First up, practice writing letters with some DIY letter tracing cards and a box of conversation hearts.
Match upper and lowercase letters with File Folder Fun’s free letter matching game.
Play a round of Alphabet and Number Match from I Heart Crafty Things.
Build fine motor skills kids use for writing with a heart gluing challenge.
Thread love hearts in this simple fine motor activity from Adventures with Adam.
Build hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills by decorating a felt heart garden from Powerful Mothering.
Make a simple Valentine’s paper chain from Teach with Me.
Just for Fun
From yummy, kid-friendly recipes to simple craft projects and games, there are so many clever ways to have fun with hearts. First up are these gorgeous cinnamon rolls from Poppies at Play. (I can almost smell them!)
Play a couple rounds of Conversation Heart Bingo from Create Craft Love.
In need of some quick and simple entertainment? Make our conversation heart shooters!
Grab some celery and start stamping hearts with How Wee Learn’s fun Valentine’s Day craft.
Head to the kitchen and make a batch of Mama Miss’s peanut butter and chocolate heart cookies. YUM!!
Play a round of popsicle stick Valentine’s Day dominoes from Mommy Needs a Coffee Break.
Have a friendly minute to win it competition with Makoodle’s fun Heart Relay.
Feeling crafty? Make Buggy and Buddy’s pretty (and surprisingly easy!) chalk stencil heart collage.
Practice colors and matching with Kids’ Activities Blog’s heart playing cards.
Burn off a little extra steam with No Time for Flashcards’ Musical Hearts game.
And finally, make a sweet love nest breakfast from Paging Supermom. Isn’t it brilliant?!