Do you need some preschool Valentines Day ideas to jump start the holiday? Well look no further! This post has tons of Valentines Day activities to last you all week long. Here are some of my favorites:
Valentines Day Preschool Activities
This Valentines Day math activity has been a constant hit over the past few days. We practiced rolling the dice and counting the number of chocolate chips on the cookies. (If your students are passed the counting stage, have them subitize by quickly looking at the dice and identifying the number of chocolate chips without having to count.) Then, we searched for the number we rolled on the Sweet Treat jar, game board and covered it.
Threading is a fine motor skill that can take a few tries to really nail. As you can see in the pictures, my little cutie finally has grasped pushing and pulling the string through the holes; however, she is still all over the place with her placement! Going from one hole to the very next is a tough skill for little fingers and eye coordination, which is why I was so giddy when I found this giant pack of felt hearts from Dollar Tree. Now we can practice our little heart out. I think it came with 15 in a pack and has been a great addition to our Valentines Day themed activities.
Speaking of fine motor activities, have you seen the MEGA pack that Deena at ABCDee Learning came up with? She has some really great ideas when it comes to making fine motor skills fun and engaging for little ones. If you’re needing some some new and inexpensive ways to incorporate fine motor skills into your daily routine, check out her jumbo list of 26 activities HERE!
Beginning sounds can be fun to teach, especially if you have fun manipulatives to use. What kid doesn’t like cookies? You’re in for a treat with this activity. Students will identify the picture on the cookie and isolate the initial sound. Then sort the cookie into the correct cookie jar.
This is an easy Valentines Day handwriting and letter identification activity that can be used with or without the worksheet. I had these cards stacked face down and my students practiced tracing the capital and lower case letter over the dotted lines. Then, they found the letter on the Love Letter worksheet and traced it again for letter recognition reinforcement. This activity comes with a capital and lowercase letter worksheet that would work nicely printed front to back. For more fun, you can always throw these Love Bug cards into a sensory bin for your students to search through.
I love using these themed number mats in our weekly lessons for several reasons. Your students will work on fine motor skills. Do you realize how challenging it can be for a toddler or preschooler to roll Play Doh or to simply write a number? These are skills that definitely need to be practiced again and again. Another reason number mats are great is because it allows your students to apply math skills such as number recognition and one-to-one correspondence within ten frames! These are definitely a class AND household favorite! Get yourself a FREE copy at the bottom of this post.
Valentines Day Books
Read aloud is one of my most favorite times of the day because the kids enjoy it and learn so much new and rich vocabulary from it. Here’s a list of a few of the Valentines Day books we used this week:
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PRESCHOOL READING AND WRITING ACTIVITIES:
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And Valentines Day Crafts
Want even more preschool theme activities to use in your home or classroom? Here are a few for inspiration: