Classroom Freebies

FREE Valentine Estimation Jar Activity

It's almost time for that fun day filled with friendship and love!  Would you like to make a quick activity that will integrate some math skills with your Valentine's Day celebrations?  This free Valentine Day Estimation Jar Kit was a big hit with my students last year, so we are trying it again this week!  Included in the kit are labels for your jar and estimation slips for your students.

You will need:
  • 1 empty jar - I reused a plastic candy jar from Costco after carefully washing it and removing the labels with Goo-Gone gel.
  • 2 (or more, depending on the size of your jar) bags of Valentine candy message hearts
I recommend that you count the hearts as you put them into the jar and then keep that number in a safe place!  We use this estimation jar activity in the library as part of "I Love to Read Week," but of course it's a great classroom activity as well.  I allow one estimation per student and the winner receives the jar and a free book from our current Book Fair.  I also award "Runner Up" prizes to students who are close and give them a small box of candy hearts and a free book.  You can choose any prize that works for you!

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Happy Valentine's Day!