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Valentine's Day Math - Counting to 20 Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - 1

Practice numbers 1 to 20 with a Valentine’s Day math game.

Valentine’s Day Math – Counting Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Are you on the hunt for fun Valentine’s Day activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners? We’ve got a fun memory game to help your students fall in love with math and one-to-one correspondence. This hands-on activity resource will have students look at and count groups of objects up to twenty.

How to Play our Valentine’s Day Math Game

Memory is a game that’s easy to pick up but hard to put down.

It’s simple: Turn all the cards face down. Then, flip over two cards and try to match the pictures and numbers. If they match, keep them! If not, turn them back over and continue playing until all the cards are matched. The first player to find all their matches wins!

With this resource download, students will celebrate Valentine’s Day and develop their counting and number recognition skills.

Skip Valentine’s Day Worksheets…Try Task Cards Instead!

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this dinosaur math activity to enhance learning through small groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support by inviting them to reference posters or anchor charts from previous lessons. This activity can also be completed in a small group.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create their own clip cards or flash cards by drawing objects to count.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Valentine’s Day Math Center

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Punch a hole in each corner to keep the task cards out of pockets or under desks to place them on a binder ring. 

This resource was created by Lauren Blankenship, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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  • Elizabeth Obester

    Sorry, it's 5, 6, 15, and 17

    • Randi Smith

      Hi Elizabeth! We have updated the file for you. Have a great week!

  • Elizabeth Obester

    Hi Randi! Do you have cards for the numbers and pictures for 5, 6, 15, and 16? Those number and picture cards are not in this set and I'd love to complete this cute set! Thank you!

    • Randi Smith

      Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for your comment. I've uploaded a revised version of the resource file for you. Have a great week!