Conversation Hearts can be used for many things that encourage learning in an early childhood environment!
Try these Conversation Heart activities for added learning during February:
- Give each child a box of conversation hearts and have them sort them by color.
- After sorting, have the children create a pattern using what colors they prefer.
- Use a grid to graph the colors of hearts.
- Hold up a jar of conversation hearts. Ask each child to estimate how many heart are in the jar. Write down their estimates. Count the actual amount and see who is closest.
- Play bingo using the hearts as markers.
- Place hearts in a variety of liquids (water, vinegar, milk, etc.). Ask children to predict which liquid will cause the hearts to dissolve first. Add baking soda and see what happens.
- Make your conversation hearts dance with this cool experiment.
- Give children one minute to see how many hearts they can stack on top of each other to make a tower.
- Have a heart relay race. One person from each team goes across the room to a bowl of hearts, scoops one heart out with a spoon, carries the spoon with the heart back to other side the room and drops it in a bowl. Teammates take turns until all hearts are transferred to bowl at starting line.
- Let children glue conversation hearts onto a frame, and put their picture in the frame for their families.
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