Valentine’s Counting and Color Sorting Activity

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Reinforce the concept of one-to-one correspondence with a Valentine's Day-themed counting and color sorting activity. Scholars sort foam hearts by color—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple—then count and place them on a number line. Additionally, learners take part in crafts which include painting with marbles, frozen water color, foil hearts, spin art, and shimmer hearts.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Administer the activity in small group math rotations 
  • If applicable, coordinate with your school's art teacher to conduct the crafts portion of the lesson 
  • Can be used at anytime of the year if you make hearts into different shapes 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a variety of materials—gather supplies and ask families to donate materials still in need 
  • Offers real world pictures for example purposes 
  • Lends itself nicely to both independent practice or collaborative learning 
  • Includes several links to additional Valentine's Day activities