With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think of a few fun activities to celebrate! We have a lot of different Valentine’s Day activities to choose from to help you put together a fantastic Valentine theme for your classroom, but I wanted to create an activity that got my kids up and moving. Scavenger hunts are an excellent way to do that! I decided to create a fun Valentine’s day activity that would incorporate counting into an engaging activity for preschoolers and kindergarteners with this free printable Counting Valentines Scavenger Hunt.
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KEEP IT SIMPLE
If you are looking to keep things simple, and you just want something quick and easy, our free printable counting Valentines scavenger hunt will come in handy.
All you have to do is print, cut, and laminate if you’d like. You can also buy a pack of store-bought valentines and label them if you prefer not to print out the printable.
Next, grab a recycled box and help your class or child make a Valentine box to collect all of the valentines that they find. You can hide them around the house, outside, or even around your classroom. Then let the hunt begin!
Make sure that you have your kids count the valentines they find at the end of the hunt. You can have them put them in numerical order to practice counting, or just use the numbers to make sure they’ve found them all.
Take a closer look at our fun Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt in this video!
MIX IT UP A BIT
Work with a buddy! If you have two or more children, you can have the kids take turns hiding and finding the valentines for each other. This is a great teamwork activity and can make the game more fun.
To differentiate a bit you can limit the number of valentines that you include in the search to make it harder or easier.
GET THE FREE PRINTABLE COUNTING VALENTINES SCAVENGER HUNT
As you can see this is a fun Valentine’s day activity that will keep your kids engaged and learning! Complete the form below to get your printable.
PRINTABLE VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES & LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
Visit our Valentine’s Day activity guide to help plan your Valentine’s Day theme.