This Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt for hearts is one of my all-time fave activities. Maybe just because its a scavenger hunt, but I also really get into Valentine’s day crafts and activities too, so this is a great combo using them both.
I shared this post first a couple years ago during the middle of the Valentine’s Day season and we were counting down the days until Valentine’s Day. It was shared with patterning activity we did too for Valentine’s Day.
This Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt can be done anytime, whether its hearts, or shamrocks, or Easter eggs, or just plain pieces of paper. The point of the activity is number recognition. To match up the numbers that are found to the numbers in the egg carton.
Time for a flashback, Henry wasn’t quite 3, a little younger than George is now!
Remember the Valentine Countdown Tree? Henry’s been taking a heart off the tree each day.
I decided to do a heart hunt with those.
nap quiet alone time, I hid the hearts around the toy room and living room.
I didn’t so much as hide them, but tape them up in obvious places that he can plainly see.
But he had to still look for them.
Henry had a blast searching for these.
I numbered an egg carton to 9 [we're only to day 9 of the countdown...]
When he found one, he put it in the correct spot in the egg carton.
I’m going to continue to hide the hearts each day until Valentine’s Day, adding the latest heart we took off the tree.
Check out all the Valentine’s Day Activities that include decorations, crafts and art projects we did this year!
Henry is almost 3 years old.