Valentine Literacy Activity for Preschoolers
Fun literacy activities can be added to your Valentine theme with heart shape letters-of-the-alphabet cards. These DIY cards are easy to make and provide opportunities to support the development of letter recognition skills.
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You can easily add a Valentine theme to literacy activities by cutting out a set of cards in heart shapes.
Cut out heart shaped cutouts that will make up the set of cards.
- You can use the printable template provided below, or make your own with our example post.
You can add letters in both upper or lower case on each card, or make one set of cards for upper case and another set of cards for lower case.
Related: A set of alphabet cards is a fun tool to have on hand for everyday literacy activities with preschoolers.
The heart shapes and pink or red cardstock add a Valentine theme to your set of alphabet cards.
Heart shape cards
This template will help cut out uniform shapes.
Or you can make your own heart shapes.
- Fold the card stock. Draw half a heart on the fold. Cut out the half heart and open to reveal a full heart which can be used as a template.
- Example in this post.
Using the heart shape template, trace and cut out hearts from pink or red cardstock. Use just one color or a mixture of two or three colors.
Add upper and lower case letters with a permanent marker.
Laminate with self-adhesive paper to protect and strengthen the letter cards.
Now you're ready to add literacy activities, like the one below, to your Valentine theme.
Valentine literacy activity with set of heart-shaped cards
Match foam letters to the letters on the cards. Kids can say the letter aloud as they match it to the corresponding letter on the card.
The foam letters will add texture to the cards for added sensory play and learning.
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