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Preschoolers and kindergartners will have fun matching uppercase and lowercase letters in this heart-themed Valentine matching game!
We LOVE Valentine’s Day at our house. Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the holiday. I don’t know if it was a girl thing liking all the pink, hearts, and candies, but I remember the holiday being one of my favorites even though my family never did a whole lot for the day. I’ve always seen Valentine’s Day as more of a kids’ holiday than an adult holiday, probably because my husband and I have never really done much, but we’ve definitely made our fair share of kid valentines!
This year, since Bo is working on learning her letters, I made a Valentine matching game to match uppercase and lowercase letters. I thought the broken heart would make the perfect matching puzzle for this game, and I was right!
What you’ll need for the Valentine matching game:
- Valentine matching game printable
- Laminator (optional, but awesome for durability)
- Color printer
- White cardstock paper
Cut apart the hearts along the jagged line between the uppercase and lowercase letters.
Laminate the cards for greater durability.
Preschoolers and kindergartners can match the uppercase letter with the correct lowercase letter. If they need extra help, they can match the kids as the picture of the kids are the same on the uppercase and lowercase letters.
All children next to capital letters also have balloons, which is another clue for the kids.
My preschooler absolutely loved playing with this set. The pretty Valentine’s Day colors appealed to her and we had a lot of fun making and playing with these!
More Valentine’s Day Educational Activities
Valentine’s Day Board Books for Young Ones from The Jenny Evolution
Valentine Math Worksheet from iGameMom
I Love You Because Read + Make from My Storytime Corner
Valentine’s Day Color by Letter/Sight Word from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
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