Need Some Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Your Math Centers?
I’m back once again, trying to make your lesson planning easier. I have gathered 10 (+) amazing FREE math centers and activities for Valentine’s Day for kindergarten through 2nd grade. Also, there is a link-up at the bottom where many other teacher-authors will add their free math centers as well. This is your one-stop shop for free math center lesson planning! Enjoy!
If you are a 3rd-5th grade teacher, check out this Top 10 Free Math Centers for Valentine’s Day (3rd-5th) post!
This is a perfect activity for the younger kids. The packet includes colorful count the room materials for 3 separate games. In the first game, students count the number of cupcakes, and then color in a ten-frame. The second game has the students count the ten-frame and write down the total. In the third game, students scan QR codes, listen to an auditory number being read, and write down the number. The first two games also come with QR code answer keys. These are great games, especially since they are self-checking!
What Valentine’s Day math center list would be complete without an activity using Conversation Hearts? This great one includes pages to sort, graph, and tally the number of Conversation Hearts in a box. This activity is perfect for whole group instruction or math centers.
This is a great math center for practicing basic addition and using a number line. Students spin both spinners and add the two numbers together (using the number line if needed). Then they color the heart with the sum. The Kindergarten Connection also has a great Heart Addition Math Mat that you should check out.
I love this activity! Students follow the directions at the top of the hundreds chart to color the boxes. They create great Valentine’s Day pictures that could also be used for a bulletin board. This great packet comes with 6 different versions, allowing for many differentiated math centers.
This a great activity for the kindergarten teachers of the group. There are 10 four piece puzzles, one for each number. Each heart-shaped puzzle has a number, a tens frame, blocks of the number, and hands holding up the number. This is a great activity that could be used over and over.
This a great game for practicing number sense. Players take turns rolling a die and covering up the corresponding number with a Conversation Heart or other marker. This is a great game that can be played over and over!
I love this set of heart numbers (1-100) because they are so simple, yet extremely versatile. In the blog post, she describes how she hid the numbers and then her son found them and put them in order. You could also do the same activity, but only use certain numbers to skip count. You could also have students pick two numbers to add or subtract (or multiply if they are more advanced). This is an awesome resource that could be used many different ways!
This is a great set of activities for practicing addition and subtraction. There are two mats: one for addition and one for subtraction. Each includes two tens frames for the students to use. Students spin two numbers and use heart manipulatives to find the answer. This center could be reused over and over!
This is a beautiful set of heart numbers. Included are numbers 1-30 (counting by 1’s), numbers 2-30 (counting by 2’s), numbers 5-100 (counting by 5’s), and numbers 10-100 (counting by 10’s). This set would work wonderfully in whole group instruction, small group centers, or in a pocket chart!
I really love this set of strips for teaching and practicing patterns. These would be great for small group instruction or for independent practice for math centers. Students study the Conversation Hearts and try to figure out the pattern. The Stem Laboratory also has a great set of matching cards for basic addition and subtraction facts.
Need Even More Ideas for Valentine’s Day Math Centers?
Check out these awesome FREE center ideas as well! I would love for you to share your FREE Valentine’s Day Math Centers or Activities! After you link, check out at least 3 of the other centers and leave the author some feedback! Then, share with your friends on social media!