Monday, February 13, 2012

Preschool Valentine Trays

While my tot naps I work one-on-one with my preschooler on one "learning" activity a day.  Last week (for the first time!) I planned all my preschooler's activities ahead of time!  All the activities I picked are Valentine themed.  Once my preschooler has a good understanding of each activity (after we've worked together at least once),  they become "choice time" activities she can choose to work on by herself.      
Activity: Candy Heart Patterns
Source: Pre-Kinders
Purpose:  Finishing AB, ABC, and AABB patterns using manipulatives

Activity: Candy Heart Sorting
Source: Pre-Kinders
Purpose: Sorting by color, counting numbers, writing numbers, reading color sight words

Activity: Symmetrical Heart Painting
Source: The Chocolate Muffin Tree
Purpose: Tracing, cutting, painting, making a symmetrical design, creativity

Activity: Heart Bead Decorations
Source: Pinterest (photo uploaded by user)
Purpose: Fine motor, patterning, creativity

Activity: Valentine Card Making
Source: The Work Plan 
Purpose: Fine motor, tracing, cutting, reading names, writing names, creativity

Activity: Colors of Love Game
Source: Criss-Cross Applesauce
Purpose: Reading color words, matching colors

Activity: Hershey Kiss Addition
Purpose: Adding two numbers using manipulatives (sums to 10), fine motor



  1. Love the first two especially! I'm doing a graphing activity with my students tomorrow using the candy hearts! I think they must be the most educational candy ever :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

    1. Thanks Brie! I found so many candy heart activities on Pinterest! I would much rather use these hard candies for educational games and save the Valentine chocolate for eating!

  2. It is so cool to see where my kids come from. I love the ideas. I found some cheap stencils for tracing at Walmart and put them on the blog today. It may be a good buy for your writing activity for next year! They will be on clearance soon!
    PS- LOVE your pinterest! I heart you!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary! I'll have to check out the stencils you bought! Yes...I'm slightly addicted to Pinterest...hope you find my boards helpful!


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