Monday, February 22, 2010

Heart Math Game

I am in my third trimester.  I am tired and a bit grumpy.  I had so many grand plans for heart themed activities.

I had to sneak one last Valentine's Day learning activity in.  

At least we did one.

Here it is.

Valentine dice count

You will need:

2 dice
number board
conversation hearts


To make the number board, cut a piece of construction paper in half, lengthwise so you have 2 long strips.  Glue or tape together to make a long board, then mark out 12 spaces.  Write the numbers 2 through 12(with a heart sticker "free space" in the middle) in each of the sections.

I am working on cooperation and turn taking with my boys, so we played this together.  Each one rolled a die.  We counted the dots together on both dice, then put a conversation heart on the corresponding number.  I had the boys take turns placing the candy heart on the game board.  If we rolled a number we already had covered, we rolled again until we got a new number.  They loved this simple game, and played well together.


  1. I have a couple of awards for you at my blog!

  2. Hey, doing anything at this point deserves a reward! Cool game. :)