Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day math activity for your kids? This book-inspired Raining Hearts Addition Activity is a fun way for your children to practice adding to 10. Book activities like this one are always a fun way to learn!
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Raining Hearts Addition Activity:
Book-inspired activities are a great way to add more to your story time extend your children’s learning. They make learning so much fun too!
Not only will your kids be working on literacy skills such as listening comprehension, but they will also practice math concepts.
What Are The Benefits Of Hands-On Learning?
Hands-on learning is especially important in math. In activities like this one, your kids can use counting manipulatives to visually see the addition problem.
The manipulatives can also help your children figure out the missing addend which can be difficult concept for young learners.
Getting Ready To Use The Raining Hearts Addition Activity:
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- 11 Raining Hearts Addition Mats
- Over 20 Hearts
What Else Is Needed:
- The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Dry Erase Markers
- Counting Manipulatives (optional)
To prepare this addition activity for your kids, click on the button below. Next, download and print the mats and hearts. I like to print my resources on white card stock, because it is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too.
Next, laminate the mats or place them in a dry erase pocket, so your kids can reuse this activity over and over. Then, cut the hearts apart.
Instead of using the hearts, your kids can use mini erasers, pom poms, play dough, or any other counting manipulative. They can also draw the hearts using a dry erase marker.
How To Use The Raining Hearts Addition Activity:
After reading the book The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, your kids can do this Valentine’s Day math activity during math centers, morning tubs, or as an enrichment resource.
First, your kids will pick a mat and count the number of hearts on it. They can also see that number written in the first box on the bottom of the printable.
Next, your children will use the hearts or another counting manipulative to add on to that number till they have a sum of 10. They will then count the number of hearts that they added to the mat.
After counting the hearts, your kids will use a dry erase marker and write that number in the box. Finally, they will read the number sentence.
This Raining Hearts Addition Activity is a fun, book-inspired activity that will help your kids add to 10 after reading The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this addition activity for later? Pin this to your elementary math board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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