These activities use Valentine heart candy. I bought a box for each child in my class. I found them at the Dollar Tree, 4 boxes per pack for $1.00. You might not want to do all 3 of these activities, but you can pick and choose the ones you want.
Candy Heart Sort & Count
Children sort a small box of candy hearts onto the colored hearts on the mat. When they are done, have them count how many hearts of each color and write the number on each heart. These could be laminated & used with dry erase markers if you don’t want to print one for each child.
Download: Candy Heart Sort/Count
Note: These are free printables, just click to download.
Candy Heart Pattern Cards
This set of pattern cards will help your kids practice patterns while using candy conversation hearts.
This set includes the patterns: AB, ABC, AABB, AAB, and ABB. Print these out and laminate so they can be wiped clean if they get sticky. The cards can be cut into individual cards or just leave four to a sheet. Children duplicate the first part of the pattern by placing the matching colored candy hearts on the colored hearts on the card. They continue the pattern by placing colored candy hearts on the white hearts. The white hearts are for the children to figure out the rest of the pattern on their own.
Download: Candy Heart Patterns Printable
Candy Heart Count
Children place one candy heart on each heart on the paper. You might want to have them color the hearts the same colors as the candy. Then they count how many they have of each color & write or stamp the number in the space. It would be a good idea to underline each color word with a crayon for non-readers.
Candy Heart Graph
Basically the same activity as above, but in a graph style. Graph and count how many candy hearts of each color. Optional: Have children color the graph.
I have more ideas & printables on my Valentines page.