Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like conversation hearts! These conversation heart pattern strips are perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, math center or homeschool activity.
Print off the colorful pattern strips, grab a bag of the sweet treats and you’re all set for some irresistible math.
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To prep, I printed the pattern strips on cardstock to give them extra durability and make the colors really pop. (I’m always surprised by what a difference it makes!)
Then, I grabbed our scissors and cut along the dotted lines to separate the strips.
Note: If you’ll be using the printables in a classroom, you may want to laminate the strips for extra durability.
Making the Pattern Strips
When I was all set, I invited Middle Brother over to join me.
I gave him a simple AB pattern to try first. We said the colors out loud to help him quickly identify the pattern, “orange – green – something – green – orange…”
Middle Brother immediately grabbed an orange conversation heart and slid it into the first blank circle. Then he grabbed two green conversation hearts and slid them into the other empty spots.
We started at the beginning of the pattern strip and read the colors again to check his answer, “orange – green – orange – green – orange…” It matched up perfectly!
I wanted Middle Brother to practice a variety of patterns, so I included plenty of different types in the set: AAB, ABB, ABC, ABCD… even ABCDE patterns! There’s something for kids of all abilities making it great to use for differentiating math instruction.
Ready to Play?!
Excited to add some conversation heart math to your to-do list?! Click the button below to download your free conversation heart pattern strips and then hop over and snag a copy of our Valentine’s Day Activity Pack!