Welcome to another themed blog hop by an awesome group of kid bloggers! This month’s theme is…you guessed it: Valentine’s Day!
We had fun with a Hearts & Pompoms Fine Motor and Counting Game!
But my 5,5 year old needed a challenge, so I turned the same tray into a counting game for her.
Pick two colours each(when you play two people, up to four can play, each with a colour).
Roll the dice and count pompoms of your colour heart out and place on the heart.
The one with a full heart(no more pompoms on the tray) wins!
A very simple game, but lovely for younger kids.
Skills worked on: visual discrimination(when colour sorting), fine motor skills(when picking up the pompom with the tweezer), number recognition and counting skills(working with the dice) and game spirit too!
Here is what you need to set this activity up:
- Felt hearts(simply buy already cut ones, or cut your own using a template)
- Pompoms(same colours as the hearts)
- A big and small tray or a big tray with a smaller plate
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Printable Valentine’s Day Dice Games // Fun-A-Day
FREE Number Bingo // The STEM Laboratory
Pre-Writing Alphabet Practice with Conversation Hearts // Preschool Inspirations
Heart Match Up Activity // Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Counting Roses // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Conversation Heart Counting Cards // Life Over C’s
Love Bug Clock // Fairy Poppins
Counting Heart Cake Toppers // Adventures of Adam
Heart Wreath // Powerful Mothering
Magic Heart Sight Words // Playdough to Plato
Simple Suspended Conversation Heart Discovery Bottle // Lemon Lime Adventures
Valentine Numbers and Counting Hearts // Play and Learn Everyday
Teach Buttoning Skills with Heart Buttons // Sugar Aunts
Free Valentine’s Day Addition Memory Game // DIY Farm Wife
Hearts Pom Pom Game // Teach Me Mommy
I Spy Valentine’s Day Heart Bottle // The Pleasantest Thing
Color Sorting Hearts // Modern Preschool
Candy Heart Addition Cards // The Kindergarten Connection
We Go Together Like PB&J Homemade Game // Study at Home Mama
Valentine’s Day CVC Board Game // Liz’s Early Learning Spot