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Heart Number Puzzles

Heart Number Puzzles
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 3y - 6y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Nicole Duggan
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Celebrate Valentine's Day with heart number puzzles. These are simple to make and challenging to put together.

How We Did It

Heart Number Puzzles

To prepare the puzzles, cut hearts out of construction paper. On one side, write a number (1-10) and on the other side, punch the corresponding number of holes with a hole puncher. (You could also just create dots with your markers.) Cut the hearts in half and you are ready to start.

Heart Number Puzzles
I tried to encourage him to put the numbers in order first and then match the hole punched sides to the numbers but he had a plan of his own.
Heart Number Puzzles
He wanted to count the hole punched side first and then find its number. Either way works and I've learned from experience to follow his lead during activities whenever possible.
Heart Number Puzzles

Here are some more ideas:
1) Instead of hole punching the hearts, put the corresponding number of stickers on the other half.
2) Hide the hearts around the room and put them together as you find them.
3) Make each heart a different color for beginning counters.
4) Let your preschooler punch the holes to match each number. They love to use the hole puncher and it is great for wrist strength.


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