Saturday, February 5, 2011

Candy Heart Math Giveaway



I've been working on ways to make Valentine's Day academic AND fun. My Candy Heart Math file is a whole afternoon of fun math activities and games, which include: 
addition
graphing
tallying 
fractions
pie chart making
greater than less than 
estimation 
bingo game board
bump game (both color and black and white) I like to laminate and use over and over
grid game (both color and black and white) 


You can purchase it here for 5.00 or you can win it :) 
To win it you must follow me and tell me how your kids collect their Valentines (do you make boxes, decorate bags, etc.) I'll announce the winner on Tuesday evening!






$5.00 can get this little trouble maker some Fancy Feast. Meow!! 

21 comments:

Mrs. Harris said...

Adorable kitty!! :) Mine is lying next to me all cuddled up. So cute! I don't do anything fancy in collecting Valentine's day cards. The neatest thing I've ever done was last year when the Chinese New Years fell ON Valentine's day - so we decorated chinese take out boxes instead of bags.. Haha. It was cute! :) Hopefully I can get some cute ideas from reading your entries :) Thanks!

www.adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

tiffany said...

Home assignment is to make a box to bring in. Have a Valentine box showcase walk!!

Kinderglynn said...

We use to have our kids make bags and decorate them. We have even done cereal boxes before and they turned out really cute. This year we are not allowed to do it b/c of the economy so we are going to show a movie and give them cookies and a juice.
Donna

http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

I usually make Valentine sacks, but this year I'm trying boxes. We'll see how that turns out. Poor Kinderglynn. Sorry your kids can't make Valentines due to the economy. If it were me, I'd have the class make their own Valentines out of paper and still share in the experience.

Gladys said...

I usually have my kids decorate their own boxes at home...it's part of our February Take Home Project...they come out adorable!

Gladys
http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Jennie O. said...

I always do the same thing, decorate valentine bags. But I think this year I may try and have my firsties sort their Valentines and make a graph of how may cartoon characters, jokes, etc. they find on their valentines.

MrsP said...

I usually go to a party store and purchase white gift bags. I then let the kids decorate them with foam peel and stick hearts, markers, stickers, and anything they can cut out of scrap paper from the scrap bin. They are always a hit and the kids love getting creative. On Valentine's Day, we set the bags out on our desks and then BEFORE we begin to distribute cards, we sit at our own desks and put the cards we will be giving out in the order of the seats so that when we do get up to give them out we go in a nice sequential order. I know it seems militant but they are so excited as is...I figure I make the moment as stress free as possible :) PS I love your site, it is amazing! I wish I had your talent! PPS I also have a Fancy Feast loving little munchkin :) Happy Valentine's day!

Pinks My Ink said...

My kids make Valentine mail boxes with their families and we all bring them in on Valentine's Day. They get an art grade (everyone gets an A, but they don't know that)just for trying. I use the same box every year. It is the same box my oldest daughter made when she was in first grade (she graduates high school this year), so I have preserved it perfectly for sentimental value!

stephm said...

My students make Valentine boxes at home and bring them to school. We have the other 2nd grade class come in and vote on the boxes and I give a certificate for the most creative, and the most original according to the student's votes. Everyone gets a participation certificate if the bring a box in. They students love it!

Mrs. Youngblut said...

We are going to make the "Crazy Card Carrier" found on the Family Fun website.

Kris... said...

I'm especially interested in the pie chart making! My class is making a valentine box from cereal boxes. Just posted a sample on my blog.
www.luv2teachgirl.blogspot.com

Laura said...

We are going to decorate craft bags with hearts. The catch is I'm going to attempt to teach them the trick to cutting hearts out of folded paper and how to fold it in fourths to make "heart flowers". I may also try to show them the trick to make heart outlines by cutting smaller and smaller hearts on the fold. Not sure how it's going to work out, but it should be fun!

I'm still trying to decide how to have them add their name to their bag... I may go buy some of those foamy sticker letters in valentine colors!

Laura
www.thegradetwozoo.blogspot.com

Ms. Morgart said...

I have the kiddos decorate a white bag and hang thme in the room....but this year I am going to use one of the super cute ideas from a blog where the kiddos make a book about their Valentines! I loved the idea and am super excited about implementing it with the kiddos!!
http://curlsandasmile.blogspot.com/

Claire @ Completely Claire said...

I love your blog!! I have the kids decorate sacks! This year we might do pigs!! FUN! Love all your ideas! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Claire
missknightskhronicles.blogspot.com

Jennifer Gorham said...

I am a follower. We make a paper plate bag. You fold two paper plates in half. Staple the plates together to form a heart. I round off the top corners of the plates to finish the heart shape. Punch holes to tie the string for a handle. They put on heart shape foam stickers.

Jill said...

I usually have the kids bring in empty tissue or shoe boxes and then we decorate them with all kids of valentine supplies from the Dollar Store. (i.e. tissue paper, stickers, foam hearts, construction paper, pom poms, feathers, etc) They all come out very different, but very cute! :)

Dave and Linds said...

ooo!i am a first year teacher and i really need stuff like this! :)

my students are making cute little sacks in class for v-day!

Shelia said...

This year we are coloring bags. Each one will have their name on it and then they get to decorate it. Love all your ideas!

One Crafty Cupcake said...

I'm new to second grade (2 weeks ago) and would love to use these activities next week!

Katie K. said...

I just love Valentine's day and have been searching for something to do with my 4th grade friends. My dream though would be to tech 1st or 2nd grade and I would love to use this unit with them. I think I will have kids create their own valentine's box with their parents at home when I have my own classroom, it is always a fun school to home project!

I am already a follower!

k.e.klohn@gmail.com

Bethany McClure {Polka Dot Parlor} said...

What awesome activities! I would love to use those with my 2nd graders! I have the kids decorate a white bag for their Valentine's. I bring out all of my art supplies and they love it... glitter, punch outs, feathers, etc.!

-Bethany
www.learningisajourney.com
bethanymcclure.blogspot.com

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