It's All In the Cards... How Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways!
I LOVE playing cards and have purchased decks at The Dollar Store to make a variety of math center games.
It was while looking at all those heart cards that my brain was thinking: What can I do with these to make a February lesson ? when “It’s All In The Cards” was born.
This little booklet will help reinforce a number of skills: writing, reading, counting, and sequencing in a fun way + provide a keepsake valentine for parents!
Here’s how to make a booklet:
Run off copies of my templates with the playing card clipart on it.
Students cut and sequence their cards and then glue them to the appropriate pages.
If you’re running these off on a copier, you might want to have students trace around the hearts with a red marker to add some zip and color to their pages.
You could also give them 10 red heart stickers to place one on each card.
Children trace and then write the numbers and number words.
I did mine with markers, in rainbow color order + pink, brown, gray and turquoise.
To make this even more of a keepsake, make copies of your students’ school pix, cut into small ovals and have them paste it on the last page.
Boys use the king card, girls the queen.
Students cut their papers into 1/4ths following the lines, then sequence their pages and staple.
When everyone is done, read the booklet as a whole group activity to reinforce concepts of print, then have children pair off and read it to each other.
Students will then be able to read their valentine to their family--a double gift of love!
Click on the link to download the Playing Card Valentine Booklet
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for another valentine activity.
If you print mine, I’d enjoy a comment! Thanks