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Valentine Skip Counting Printables

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These Valentine Skip Counting Printables are so much fun for the kids. Combining Valentine’s Day with counting practice is a great way to combine learning and fun.

The kids are certain to love these counting puzzles for Valentine’s Day and you’re going to love the fact that they’re using these skip counting puzzles for fun Valentine’s Day math!

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so your child can practice counting while having fun with these printable Valentine’s Day activities.

If your kids already know their numbers through 100, they may be able to skip count even more quickly. These activity sheets still provide fun for older students who are ready to move beyond basic math facts.

There are various skip counting activities included in this set! Each printable sheet has hearts with corresponding numbers that can be counted. So if you have children just learning how to count by 2’s, 5’s, or 10’s, they’ll learn where each number lands in the sequence of numbers between 1 and 100.

This is the perfect Valentine Day skip counting packet to work on counting by 5s, counting by 10s, and getting your students to practice skip counting while having tons of fun!

This skip counting activity is great for math counting and is an easy activity pack to print out and have them start working on right away.

What is taught by using this printable?

The kids will learn so much from this printable pack. They’ll learn skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and more! It’s like creating your own little math center at home.

The Valentine’s Day skip counting (count by 2’s, count by 5s, and count by 10s) is a great way to work on number recognition, number sense, sequencing skills all while having fun!

You might even consider using this activity in your math centers or small group activities. These printables are great for Valentine’s Day of course but can be used all year long. These activities are fun any time of the year and are perfect for homeschool students as well.

Optional materials needed:

All you need for this project is a computer with a printer! You can also select to have these printed at your local copy or print store. Other optional materials include:

  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils



What it includes:

In these Valentine-themed skip counting worksheets, you’ll find printable pages that work on skip counting with the kids.

Included in this packet:

  • 3 sheets with numbers from 1-10 squared
  • 3 sheets with numbers from 11-20 squared

Each page will have them working on different numbers for skip counting where they will fill in the hearts with the correct numbers.

Fun ways to use this printable:

I just love how there are always more than one way to use a printable! These are just a few other fun ideas to do with the kids.

Laminate and use an erasable marker

This is such a simple tip to be able to use these worksheets over and over again. Practice makes perfect!

Write in the numbers and then color

Once the kids add in all the correct numbers, have them color the hearts then as well.

Use this as a fun learning lesson during the day

Skip counting is a lot of fun and it really doesn’t even feel like learning! Print out and let the kids do this printable pack when they want.

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How does skip counting help children learn numbers?

Skip counting is a beneficial and versatile tool for young minds just beginning to learn the basics of mathematics.

By reciting a sequence of numbers, children can learn and practice number recognition, sequences, and basic multiplication techniques. In addition, because skip counting requires memorization, it helps develop short-term memory.

While standardized modes of counting are usually taught in a classroom setting, skip counting can also be done at home with simple activities like singing songs or games such as hopscotch, where children must jump from one number to the next accordingly.

It is a fun way to help children stay motivated while learning and sharpening their math skills at their own pace.

At what age do children start to learn skip counting?

Skip counting is a valuable skill that allows young learners to make connections between numbers and patterns, develop an understanding of multiplication, and analyze consecutive sequences.

Generally, children begin to learn to skip counting around the age of four or five years old. This could be even younger depending on the child’s development, as some may acquire this skill as early as two or three years old.

With practice, children can quickly memorize sequences at several different intervals, including two’s (2, 4, 6), threes (3, 6,9), fours (4, 8, 12), and beyond.

Children are more likely to comprehend the concept when presented with engaging activities such as musical songs or fun rhymes that correspond with skip counting taught by their teacher or parents in an age-appropriate manner. They have a positive attitude toward it too.

How can I make number learning fun?

Creatively exploring number concepts can help make learning mathematics more enjoyable. Incorporating storytelling, art, and music into lessons can help develop students’ critical thinking skills while they gain knowledge about numbers.

Music-based activities like singing counting songs and creating beat patterns with drums can engage students in the process of learning.

Additionally, acting out stories using numbers or constructing large visuals using manipulatives are examples of playful ways to explore the basics of numeracy.

With an engaging and interactive approach, numbers become less intimidating and more entertaining for students to navigate.

How often should kids practice on learning numbers?

Children need to practice their numeracy skills to develop them into solid fundamentals. How often this should be done is relative to the individual child and their progress.

Generally speaking, children can benefit from practicing verbal and visual recognition of numbers with a range of activities multiple times per week – from counting everyday objects to solving numerical problems.

Parents and guardians should consult with their child’s teacher for further advice, as each individual may have different needs when it comes to mastering number-based principles in an age-appropriate way.

Why is skip counting important?

Skip counting is an important mathematical concept that can help students understand larger number systems and improve their overall arithmetic skills. It can also be used to assist with basic multiplication and division, recognizing patterns in numbers, and strengthening mental computation.

For example, when presented with the skip count of 10s – 10, 20, 30, 40… children learn to recognize stranding patterns.

By visualizing the skip counting system, they begin to recognize how the numbers increase by factors of ten. This cardinal number sense will serve them well when approaching later operations with larger integers, such as long division or multi-digit multiplication.

Skip counting should then become a routine exercise for young learners to develop number literacy and confidence in dealing with numbers.

What is a fun way to help a child feel confident with counting skills?

Using games is a fun way to help a child build confidence with counting skills. Games are an entertaining way for children to relate to familiar numbers and find relationships between them.

For instance, board games such as Mastermind require players to make educated guesses about the underlying patterns to win the game.

Alternatively, card games such as Go Fish involve identifying numbers within a deck.

The child must be able to match numbers to play these games and can learn or strengthen this skill with practice.

Furthermore, playing simple turn-based math games, such as ones that require basic addition or subtraction equations on paper or using counting tools like beads, increases engagement while teaching math essentials.

Games not only cultivate a sense of competition in the child, but they also allow them to nurture their counting skills while participating in forms of break time entertainment with family members or classmates.

What are all the various skip-counting methods that children can learn?

Skip counting is an essential skill for young learners that helps build the numerical foundation necessary for higher levels of mathematical computing.

It involves counting by intervals greater than one – such as two, three, four, five, etc. – so that a sequence of numbers in multiple places can be recognized quickly.

Children can learn several methods to practice this process, including using number lines and physical response activities.

A popular approach utilizes themed activity cards with specific objects or images organized per number set.

The development of skip-counting abilities can help children confidently proceed to multiplication and division facts as they progress in their mathematical education.

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Monday 13th of February 2023

Thank you for the freebie!


Monday 31st of January 2022

Thank you so much for the skip counting valentine's worksheets. I don't have ink for my colored printer, because it's expensive and it's been difficult to find black and white printables.


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

I really love reading your content I never get tired thanks for this valentine article