# Last Minute Math Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a few short days away! Can you believe it? If you are anything like me and are still trying to figure out how to add a little Valentine's Day spirit into your lessons, be sure to stop by Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten. Julie put together a bunch of great ideas you could easily incorporate! Here are just a couple.

# Counting Hearts

Materials Needed:

• Pre-cut hearts from construction paper
• Bingo paint dotters
• Pre-cut sentence strips
• Glue
• Yarn
• Paper clips

Provide each of your students with a pre-cut heart shape (be sure the hearts are different sizes). Then have your students paint the hearts with Valentine's Day colors (red, pink, white or purple). Julie recommends using bingo-dot painters. So much easier (and less messy) than paint and brushes!

Once the hearts are dry, have your students measure the size of their hearts using cubes. They can then complete the provided sentence with the number of cubes (pre-print the simple sentence "My heart is ____ cubes wide" and cut a strip for each student). Add each child's name to their heart and string from your classroom ceiling for a festive Valentine's Day display!