Adding a little Valentine’s Day to the mix makes math games even more fun. Check out these great, easy, printable and free options to use in the classroom, in your math center or at home.
These Valentine’s Day ladybug printables from Preschool Play and Learn help kiddos learn how to count to 20 and recognize the numbers that go with them. Kids can count the number and then clip or mark the numerals that represent that number on the side.
Use dice and the printables from 123 Homeschool 4 Me to recognize numbers from 1 to 12 in a different way. Here kids can roll the dice, count up the number and then cover up the corresponding number on the heart until they have gotten all the numbers.
The Printables Princess has lots of ideas for math and literacy centers for kindergarten that you can purchase, but if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post there’s a freebie printable for a flip and find sheet that goes up to 100. You have the numbers on cards and the sheet with all the numbers, and kids (or you) can mix the number cards and then use them to find and cover up the numbers on the sheet. For this one you will need 100 of some small object like pompoms or little heart erasers, or if you only want to use it once you can use dot markers.
These Valentine hearts from A Little Pinch of Perfect ask students to pair half of the heart with the number to a half with the same number of hearts on it.
And Stay at Home Educator has printable ten frame cards showing the number, the word for the number and the same number of hearts. Kids can use buttons, pompoms or erasers to cover the hearts as they count, or just count the number and learn what the numeral looks like.