Candy Heart Estimation Station

Pull out a box of candy hearts for some playful estimating practice this Valentine’s Day. It’s a fun sneak peek at our popular Valentine’s Activity Pack!

Getting Ready

Prepping the activity was as quick as it comes.

I simply printed the estimation sheet (below) and grabbed a box of candy hearts. Easy peasy!

Estimating Candy Hearts

The download includes an option for kids to grab just one handful of candy hearts. That sheet is perfect for pre-K kiddos.

But since I was doing the activity with my kindergarten son, I decided to use the TWO handed version instead.

Middle Brother (age 6) happily grabbed two handfuls of candy hearts from the pile and took a quick peek at his stash before writing down how many hearts he thought he was holding: 14.

Then he carefully began counting the hearts one by one to check his guess.

He was just four off!

Middle Brother wrote the exact count in the heart next to his guess and then grabbed a new scoop of hearts so he could estimate again.

Grab Your Download

Click the blue button below to snag your free estimation sheets and then hop through to find more heart activities to add to your lineup!

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Heart Letter Puzzles // Pocket of Preschool

Valentine Hearts Ten Frame Clip Cards // Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Heart Digraph Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection

Printable Valentine’s Math Activities // Stay at Home Educator

Alphabet Hearts // Playdough to Plato

Valentine’s Day Emergent Reader // Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

Heart Syllable Sort // Recipe for Teaching

Candy Hearts Count and Clip Cards // Modern Preschool

Heartbreakers Sensory Activity // Sugar Spice and Glitter

CVC Hearts // The Primary Post

Valentine’s Day Number Recognition Bingo Game // Schooling a Monkey

Valentine’s Day Activities (Heart Craft & Cutting Practice) // Fairy Poppins

Heart Counting Cards // Powerful Mothering

Sorting Hearts Fine Motor Tray // Teach Me Mommy

Candy Heart Estimation Station // The STEM Laboratory

Contraction Conversation Hearts // The Simplified Classroom

Chocolate Heart Play Dough Mats // Fantastic Fun and Learning

Jar of Hearts: Editable Sight Words to Read and Write // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Hearts Make Ten Game // Sara J Creations

Heart Roll, Cover and Write Mats // Fun Learning for Kids

Heart Ice and Oil Density Experiment // Science Kiddo

Candy Heart Sentences // Pages of Grace

Heart Sight Word Match // The Letters of Literacy

Heart Name Crafts // Fun-A-Day

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Malia

Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher turned founder of Playdough to Plato and The STEM Laboratory - sites sharing addictively fun learning activities for kids. She earned her Master’s in Education from Stanford University and spent seven years teaching in a classroom.

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Hi, I’m Malia.

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher and love showing Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers easy-to-follow systems for getting EVERY student bigger results.