Hunting for Kisses

In honor of Valentine's Day, we went hunting for some kisses!  I started by gluing circles into a heart shape on a paper plate.  (Lainey got the red and Drew got the silver.)  I numbered the circles 1 to 10.
I also numbered 10 red Hershey's Kisses and 10 silver Hershey's Kisses.
Then I hid the Kisses and gave Drew and Lainey their paper plates.  Their job was to find their color Kisses and match them up to the numbers on the plate.
Lainey wasn't able to match the numbers yet.  In fact, she totally disregarded the numbers.  And the directions.  The instant she saw that Kiss, she tore off the wrapper.
But she did a good job of putting a Kiss on each circle.
You could adapt this by doing letters or shapes.  Math facts might be fun for older kids.

We also did a Kiss craft:
Our book today is not really a Valentine's book but still fits well with the love and kisses theme.  I Love You All Day Long tells about Owen, who doesn't really want to go to school without his mother.  Mama tells him that she loves him all day long.  She loves him when he's making new friends and making mistakes.  She loves him when he makes a mess and when he needs some help.  She loves him all day long.  We love the vibrant illustrations in this book and it's perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners.
Brimful Curiosities also has a great list of Valentine's books about kissing and hugging!  Head over there to check them out!

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  1. This really looks like fun! I would have to have bowl on kisses to snack on so JDaniel wouldn't eat the game.

  2. This looks fun! My kids love to go on "hunts" so I sneak in some school that way! I'm sure my boys would try to eat this game too!

  3. I love this idea. I know my girls love the search, but it's a great way for them to work on their numbers too. Thanks!

  4. I like this idea a lot! Matching kisses to numbers and shapes and the cute craft - love it. :)

  5. How cute is that!! It reminds me of the lucky duck game!!

  6. This is a fun game! yeah I have to hold my daughter from eating it!

  7. Awesome idea! Doing this with my little guy on Valentine's Day!

  8. What a fun and yummy matching game!

  9. How cute!!! I love this idea with Hershey kisses! Thanks for sharing!!! My little guys would love this! They especially love it when we have a search for things in the house. :)

  10. What a great idea! My oldest daughter is a little too old for this original idea, but I may try it with math facts on the kisses and she has to match it to the answer on the plate! Thanks for sharing! If I try it out, I may post it on my blog, but will definitely link back to you for the original idea. However, I have lots of ideas for the next few days... guess I need to get off the computer and get to it! :)

  11. Love the kiss "hunt"! That's a great idea that could be easily adapted for so many events. My mind is already jumping to St. Patrick's Day! :)

    Linking over from Adventures-in-Mommy-Land...nice to "meet" you!

  12. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it...I'm off to pin! Would you please share these with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  13. Visiting from I Heart Nap Time's Sundae Scoop :)


  14. I love this idea!! Super fun and creative. Thanks for sharing this with us Lorie!!


  15. We just played this game three times tonight! My boys loved it! Such fun! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. This is such a cute, clever idea!! I am deffinetly planning on pinning & using next year!!! VERY fun! Thanks for linking up to TGIF =-)

  17. This is so cute. We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

  18. I featured this super clever idea at TGIF this week - - thanks for linking up & I hope to see you linked up again this week!!
    Beth =-)


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