Looking for some quick and easy Valentine’s Day activities?  Looking for some hands on learning ideas I headed to my favorite teacher store.  Dollar Tree.  ;)  A quick survey of the front aisles and I came away with these goodies…

Valentine's dollar store supplies for easy, theme hands on activities.

…and a whole bunch of ideas for lots of fun, super easy activities!  First up – I couldn’t wait to play with these pretty gems.  Table scatter?  I don’t think so!  Although I’m sure a few will wind up scattered…  LOL.

Valentines letter matching with table scatter.
I started by making a letter matching game.  I wrote lower case letters on the plate and upper case letters on the hearts.  These plates worked out perfectly!  But, if you don’t happen to find the same ones at your dollar store, you could easily just draw hearts on plain red or pink plates.  Can’t find the table scatter?  You could easily use something else.  The glass gems they sell as vase filler would work well, too.

Valentine's plate letter matching.
The kids just match them up – easy peasy, right? But why stop at letters?  It works great with sight words too (I used an
ultra fine Sharpie to get them to fit).

Valentine's plate sight words matching.
And numbers:

Valentine's plate number matching.


Valentine's plate addition game.

And subtraction, too:

Valentine's plate subtraction hands on activity.
Fun, right?  And super easy to prepare!  Not to mention that the price is right.  :)  So head over to your neighborhood dollar store, and grab some fun goodies that are sure to add a fun twist to your lessons!  So?  do you have super fun things planned for Valentine’s Day?  We’d love to hear all about them!

PS – wondering what I did with the rest of the loot from my Dollar Store trip?  Stay tuned!

Looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas?  Check out these past posts, too:

Valentine’s Day Sight Words

It’s Raining…Hearts!

Love Makes the World Go Round

Quick and Easy Valentine’s Patterns

Valentine’s Day “Stained Glass”

Kiss Boredom Good bye and Say Hello to Hands-on Math Graphing