Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers
I’m not a big fan of Cupid and his arrows. I do, on the other hand, love flowers, hearts and all things sweet – conversation heart candies, chocolates, cookies, cupcakes… I love ’em all! And you have guessed right that I included all those things in my new Valentine’s Day activity packet for your preschool or kinder (prep) kiddos!
PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by click on the photos. To purchase the complete Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers packet, please click here!
My favourite activity from this packet is the sight words conversation hearts sorting activity. You can prep the activity by simply laminating and cutting all the pieces and then asking kiddos to sort the hearts to the correct jar.
(Click the photo to get some sample pages.)
If your kiddos are ready, you can step it up a bit and ask them to make sentences using the sight words candy hearts. Glue the hearts to the ends of small clothes pegs and clip them to the jar. Ask children to make a sentence for each word.
(Click the photo to get the jars with the sentence labels. Please note: these labels are only available for download here and are not included in my Valentine’s packet.)
Okie dokie. Now that I’ve shown you my favourite activity, we can move on to see what else is included.
The first activity is a fine motor practice mat.
(Click the photo to get the fine motor practice mat.)
Then there is a Valentine mail sorting activity. Children are required to match the lower case letter on the valentine and the beginning sound picture envelope to the correct mailbox. You can prep the activity by simply laminating and cutting, or you can make it a little more interactive by cutting a slot for children to slip the envelope and valentine into the mailbox. I placed a container behind the mailbox to receive the incoming mail.
(Click the photo to get letters A-F.)
Next, I included a syllable counting activity. Children show their answers by clipping pegs to each heart or using counters to place on each heart.
Then there is a chocolate box activity! I am sure this will be a deliciously fun activity for your kiddos! The aim here is for children to sort the chocolates to correct middle sound box.
(Click the photo to get the pictured boxes.)
Mmmm… valentine cookies! For this activity, children will be sorting cookies to their rhyming jar.
(Click the photo to get the pictured jars.)
For the next activity, I glued the rose heads to some icy-pole/popsicle sticks. I then attached the vases to some tall cups. The aim here is to, of course, match the coloured roses to the correct vase. You can also use coloured cups without the vases, or forgo the cup altogether and have the use the vases as sorting mats.
(Click the photo to get the pictured colours.)
The next activity has children counting the sprinkles on top of each cupcake and matching it to the base with the correct number.
(Click the photo to get numbers 1-4.)
After, is a size sorting activity – children sort the cookies to the correct delivery van.
Next, is a shape sorting activity. As with the alphabet mailboxes, you can make this more interactive by cutting slots in each box and having children put each envelope into the correct box.
(Click the picture to get the pictured shapes.)
I have also included a “Which picture is different?” clip it activity…
… as well as shadow matching cards.
To finish off the packet, I also included an AB pattern activity.
If you liked the samples from this post, you can purchase the complete Valentine’s Day Preschool Centers packet by click the picture below.
If you’re thinking: “Wow! This packet requires too much prep time,” you might perhaps like the Valentine’s Day worksheets packet below. Click the picture to check it out in my Tpt store. While there, be sure to download the preview to check out some sample pages!