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Skip Counting Hearts (math craft)


A heart-themed skip counting math craft, perfect for a Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, you might be looking for some Valentine themed resources to add to your math curriculum.

Today you’re in luck, because I have for you a lovely heart-themed math craft for revising skip counting patterns.

Tell me about these skip counting hearts

These heart math crafts are a really fun way to have your child or students practise their skip counting patterns.

And not only will your child be revising skip counting, but they’ll also get to enjoy creating a really pretty Valentine’s craft.

The finished hearts look great on display either at home on the wall, or in the classroom (they make a fantastic, colourful border for your math bulletin board).

This math craft comes as a pdf printable download.

The same craft printable is included in 9 different versions (for skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) so that children can practise whichever skip counting pattern they most need to focus on.

I recommend these for first grade and up, but I know some teachers who have also used these in kindergarten as an activity to reinforce skip counting by 10.

Wondering how to make this craft? Then read on for the step by step instructions below.

How to make this heart math craft

Begin my choosing which skip counting pattern your child (or students) wants to practise, and then print the corresponding two pages.

To make the craft you’ll need a page with the large heart and also the corresponding sheet with small numbered hearts on.

In our example, we’re using the craft printable for skip counting by 3.

skip counting heart math craft printable (skip counting by 3 version)

Next, colour the large heart and the small numbered hearts. (We find that it’s much easier to colour before the parts are all stuck together).

Another option is to print the two pages straight onto coloured paper (perhaps one page onto pink and one onto red for a nice contrast).

two page math craft printable (coloured in pink)

Next, carefully cut out the small numbered hearts.

Heart page with small numbered hearts already cut out

Next comes the math.

Arrange the numbers in skip counting order on the large heart. The first number has already been added for you and the small arrows show which way the numbers should go.

Encourage your child/students to double check their skip counting pattern before they glue all the hearts down.

Large heart printable with small numbered hearts placed in skip counting order

Finally, cut out the large heart. It’s now ready to display.

Completed, cut out skip counting heart math craft

Where can I find this skip counting heart activity?

If you want to try this fun heart-themed math craft with your child at home or with your students in the classroom, it is available to purchase, either in the Math, Kids and Chaos online store, or over in our Teachers pay Teacher store.

Skip Counting Hearts Math Craft product cover

Missed Valentine’s Day for this year? Then don’t worry, because we have lots of other seasonal and holiday math crafts, including: skip counting umbrellas, pumpkin multiples, skip counting snowflakes, place value penguins and Christmas tree multiples. Check out our Math Crafts page to find out more.

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