Valentine memory game for working on numbers

This Valentine memory game originally appeared on January 31, 2011.

Valentines Day is right around the corner. . .can you feel the love?  I whipped up this little game to give M and M a little practice recognizing numbers as well as to stretch  their memory muscles.  They took a little bit of time to put together, but it was fun and well worth the effort.

Valentine Memory Game

what you need:  valentine memory numbers ~ red and white construction paper ~ hearts Stickers ~ glue

valentine memory games - great from learning numbers!

Print out 2 sheets of the valentine memory numbers and cut on the line.  I took a piece of red construction paper and folded it until I had eight rectangles.  Then I creased the edges and cut along the creases.  I did the same with the white until I had rectangles about half the size of the red ones.  I glued the numbers onto the white construction paper and then glued those onto the red construction paper.

I sat down with the kids and asked them to put heart stickers onto the cards. I asked them to tell me what number was on the card they were holding and to count out that many stickers.  (example: Put 5 hearts on the 5 card)

valentine memory games - great from learning numbers!
As for the game, lay all the cards out face down in rows.  Have one of your little ones turn over 2 cards.  Are they a match?  If so, great they can keep them and take another turn.  If not have them turn both of the cards back over and play moves on to the next player.
valentine memory games - great from learning numbers!
Tips(to maximize learning): 1. I really wanted to focus on the numbers 11-20, but if your kids are younger only make 1-10.  2.  Make sure each player says the number that they turn over out loud, it will help reinforce the number recognition.

Happy learning. . .I mean playing!

More Valentine Fun
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DIY Valentine Cards for School

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  1. This is something I’ve been meaning to do with my kiddo. He has a Dr. Seuss matching and memory game. We’ve so far played matching, but I think he might also like the memory game. I think I’ll try this today; thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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