Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Math Activity


  • 1 Package of Conversation hearts
  • Paper plates
  • Permanent marker
  • Bowl


Place conversation hearts in a bowl.

Use a paper plate for conversation heart activities.

Use the permanent marker for adding the addition/subtraction/equal sign or labeling the plate depending on the activity you are doing.


Addition: Add up candy hearts to find the sum.

Subtraction: Subtract candy hearts to find the difference.

Counting by 5s: Line up candy hearts in rows of 5. 

Patterns: Create different patterns with candy hearts.

Sorting: Sort candy hearts by color.

Making Shapes: Create shapes with candy hearts.

*Allow kids to eat conversation hearts at the end of the activity! 

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