Aside from Halloween Valentine’s Day is the girls next favorite candy holiday! Not only do they get to eat tons of candy, but it also includes several of their favorite colors like pink, purple, and red! So I know that when I involve lessons including these colors and add a little candy to the mix, I will have their full attention 🙂 This months fun activity has been our Conversation Hearts Letter Matching Game!
Materials needed to create your own letter matching game:
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
- Conversation hearts with alphabet letters
- Permanent marker
Creating the game is very easy and just takes a few minutes! I loved this because it’s a great quite game that your preschooler can do next to you while homeschooling older children. Which has been a biggie around our home lately 🙂
To create your board game, simply cut out a small heart out of construction paper and tape on your plate. I decided on a heart plate because it’s perfect for the month of February! Plus, by adding the piece of construction paper taped on top you are able to change it around creating other fun games, such as number matching or even name recognition.
Playing the game is fun and easy! Give your child a handful of conversation hearts with different letters. I personally when through the letters to make sure that the majority of them were on our game. You can add a few extra letters to make it a little bit more challenging.
I also went through all the letters and made sure they were legible. Some of the letters don’t print out so you want to make sure that you give your child clear letters that they can compare with the ones on their game board.
Once I showed my daughter to find the matching conversation heart letter to her board game, she was on a roll! She was having so much fun finding each letter and every time she found one she would get so excited! I think that not only does this teach her that learning can be fun, but that she can do work independently as well!
What other fun games can you think to do with conversation hearts for the month of February?