Monday, February 6, 2012

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Valentine Game: Decorate a Heart Cookie! (free download!)

I am so excited to share this fabulous, free printable with you!  Originally, I was going to post it on Thursday, but we've had so much fun playing it during the weekend that I decided to post it sooner so you can enjoy it!

Inspired by Criss-Cross Applesauce, I created a Valentine Game: Decorate a Heart Cookie!  My daughter really loved the Christmas game, so I thought it would be fun to make a similar Valentine's game.  Once I got started, though, I wanted to make it last past Valentine's Day, so I made it a heart cookie--you can have a heart cookie before or after Valentine's Day!  You can click on the picture or click here to download your free Valentine Game: Decorate a Heart Cookie!

The directions are simple--I also included them in the download!  Basically, each player starts with 20 M-n-m's and takes turns drawing cards to see how many M-n-m's you move to your heart cookie.  The download includes a game board for each player, the cards, instructions, and (for anyone who would prefer to use something besides M-n-m's) "alternative M-n-m pieces."  You can adapt if for younger children by removing some of the cards and starting with fewer pieces.  The game gives your child practice counting, sorting, reviewing colors, taking turns, and more!  I recommend printing it on cardstock and laminating it if you plan to play more than once.  Check it out here!   As always, I'd love to know what you think!




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17 comments:

Clairejustine said...

Great idea,thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Hi Carla -- I added your game to a collection of Valentine activities in my Moms on Monday post. I like that you had after Valentine's Day in mind too! Hope you will stop by to take a look -- and pick up a featured bouquet from the button box, too!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks for hosting, Clairejustine!

Charlene, Thanks! I'll definitely come over!

S said...

Adorable! The girls will love playing this. And m & ms? Count me in too!!!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

S, I'm so glad you'll use it! We're big M-n-m fans too...my 1 1/2 year old calls calls them "treats," but it sounds like "teets!" lol!

Sarah Grace said...

i like anything with M&ms!!!!!

CacheyMama said...

Thanks for sharing this printable. Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom said...

I am just hopping over to thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop! This is a very cute hands on idea! I hope to see you link up again this week.

Katie said...

carla, this was one of the most clicked links at Thrifty Thursday last week! Check out the post tomorrow afternoon/evening. I'll be sending out an email reminder once it's up also! Congrats!

http://www.playingwithwords365.com/category/thrifty-thursday/

Lindsi B said...

I'd love it if you would share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. Would you please link up? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Stacie said...

Looks really cute! Thanks for sharing it.

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Stacie!

CacheyMama said...

Congrats, this post was featured on Thinky Linky Thursday! Click here to see!
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Lori! What a treat!

tiinaj1 said...

I'd love to see the Christmas version - and a thanksgiving version if you have one. =D Thanks!

Tina @ familyliteracy2.blogspot.com
or givingnsharing.blogspot.com

familyliteracy2(at)gmail.com

Sidra Mughal said...

Very nice blog

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