Does anyone out there actually eat conversation hearts??!! I know I don’t. But somehow they have become an intrinsic part of our Valentine’s Day celebrations. It’s almost like fruitcake at Christmas! You buy them, you give them away, but I don’t know anyone who actually eats them. So, when you get those conversation hearts that you aren’t actually going to eat, you can do this activity instead! These free printable conversation heart counting cards for 1-10 are a fun way to practice counting!

– Life Over C's valentine conversation heart counting cards

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials Needed for the Valentines Counting Mats Activity:

  • Laminating Supplies
  • Printing Paper
  • Conversation Candy Hearts

To prep: Print and laminate the conversation heart counting cards (download below). – Life Over C's These free printable pumpkin counting cards are a great hands-on way to introduce counting to your preschooler! Load up the pumpkin truck with numbers 1-10 and have some math fun this fall!

To use: Have your child cover the pictures of the hearts on the counting cards with the correct number of conversation heart candies.

– Life Over C's three hearts on conversation heart counting cards

These cards are perfect to new learners who are not ready for independent counting. The kids simply cover each conversation heart picture on the card as they are counting. That way they know when to stop for each number.

– Life Over C's valentine conversation heart counting cards
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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