Play and learn your alphabet with hearts this Valentine’s Day. Fun games for kids to play to help master their ABC’s
Directions on how to make and play the following games are included in this article.
- Valentine’s Day Alphabet Mystery Puzzle Game
- ABC Heart Search Game
- Valentine’s Day Alphabet Dot Sticker Matching
- Roll and Write Valentine’s Day Alphabet Heart Game
Valentine’s Day Alphabet Games
Valentine’s Day Alphabet Mystery Puzzle Game
- Pass out on piece of a puzzle to each child.
- Let each child take turns drawing a piece from the bag. If it matches their puzzle they can keep it, if not, they put it back in the bag.
- Play continues until their puzzles are complete. If only one child, a parent or caregiver can play as well.
ABC Heart Search Game
I love this Valentine’s Day Alphabet snake from School Time Snippits. She inspired me!
I used the snake and foam letter concept to make the ABC search and thread game. This particular game has so many adaptations it makes it great for home or classroom use over a several week period.
1. Make the hearts. I cut out craft foam in the shape of hearts and stuck a foam letter sticker on each. You could keep these as is and use them as a reading manipulative in a spelling center. If you wanted to make 2 sets of the full alphabet, kids could practice matching the hearts.
2. Hole punch each one and set out pipe cleaners for the kids to thread the alphabet hearts onto.
3. Put pom poms into a bin. Mix in the pre-made alphabet hearts. Add a Mini Grabber to challenge their fine motor skills. Call out a letter. Let the child search and find it with their fingers, then grab it with the grabber, and finally, thread it onto the pipe cleaner to make your alphabet snake. An alternative is to let them search for and thread the letters in their name.
Valentine’s Day Alphabet Dot Sticker Matching
Do you have some dot stickers?
I Heart Crafty Things shares this fun little Valentine’s Day Alphabet Game that you can make and play (she even has the printables here if you didn’t want to draw and write your own game board).
Bigger kids could make this heart game for younger kids. The use of stickers is great use of fine motor skills when taking off and placing stickers with your pointer finger and thumb. This helps strengthen the muscles in little hands.
Roll and Write Valentine’s Day Alphabet Heart Game
In this fun (and super easy) game, kids roll a die and write the letter based on the numbers rolled. It would make a wonderful writing or literacy station for the first weeks of February!
All you need is a die and the alphabet heart printable, which is included in this Valentine’s Day Alphabet pack. Children roll a number and then write the corresponding letter in any circle they choose.
**This game was highly motivational for my reluctant kindergartner. Being able to “roll” and have control over what he could write was invigorating and he kept asking for more game boards!
Print all 5 different game boards and laminate. This will cover all letters of the alphabet! Have children use a dry erase marker instead of a pencil to fill in each circle. Set out a clean rag for children to wipe their game boards clean before moving to a different station.
This Valentine’s Day Packet provides a variety of differentiated activities to help kids practice writing and learning the alphabet in February! No color ink needed. Copy saving printable options included for both upper case and lower case letters.
These Valentine’s Day Alphabet writing activities are great options for morning work, literacy centers, homework folders and more! Turn any sheet over and have students write a list of words or draw a picture when they have completed their alphabet.