Let’s match those broken hearts!
Have your child learning more about letters and sounds this Valentine’s Day with this fun puzzle. This is a great way to introduce different sight words or get your child to recognize their name while matching together the hearts.
📚 Books to explore: Little Blue Truck’s Valentine by Alice Schertle; Ollie’s Valentine by Olivier Dunrea; Llama Llama I Love You by Anna Dewdney
🏆 Get competitive: Make it a game: see how fast they can match them up!
🔀 Change it up. Add longer words, or even make full sentences with all the hearts.
For this activity you will need:
Red construction paper
Communication, Language, & Literacy
Beginning to identify a few consonant letter-sound correspondences in words in familiar rhymes
Cut out several hearts from the red paper.
Write the letters or words you want and then cut the hearts in half.
Have your child try to match up the words, letters, or upper and lower case letters.
⬆️ For older preschoolers: Get creative with some sight words and have your child match them up or make new words from the ones that are there.
⬇️ For younger toddlers: Start simple: have your child match letters that are the same and say the sound each letter makes. You can even have them find an object in the room that starts with that letter.
What sound does “A” make? (Change up the letter to match the hearts)
What words can you find?
What other words/letters can we add to our broken hearts?
Can we spell your name with the hearts?