Valentine's Day Math for Toddlers and Preschoolers

One of the activities I put in my kids' Valentine mailboxes involved M&M's, which they both love.  This was a super simple activity and worked on number recognition and counting. 

I drew 8 hearts on a piece of paper and numbered them one to eight.  I included a small bag of M&M's. The kids had to put the correct number of M&M's into each heart before they could eat them.

We've also practiced number recognition with Hershey's Kisses (we like chocolate around here) by going on a Kiss Hunt.

And for some great Valentine counting books, please check out our Valentine story props.

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  1. I love these easy, but effective (and fun) counting ideas. Who wouldn't want to practice counting with chocolate? I know I would!

    We'd love for you to share your posts at our Finished Friday Link-Ups!

  2. Thanks for sharing this great idea at TGIF! Pinned it and will use it!

  3. I love the counting with the chocolate kisses. That heart is so cute with those kisses outlining it. :)


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