The Cutest Valentine’s Day Countdown Printables
Ever find things become a bit ho-hum mid-January? Want to add some extra fun to Valentine’s Day this year? Create lots of excitement with these bright and fun Valentine’s Day Countdown printables!
You know what I mean about the mid-winter blues? Holiday excitement has gone, maybe it’s cold and wintery and you aren’t getting out as much lately and the days kind of blend together with your little ones…can’t be just me feeling this way, is it?!!
Imagine instead, starting every day with something fun to make it special! These printable Valentine’s Day countdown sheets will have your child so excited every morning and then even more so for the main Valentine’s fun on February 14th!
Valentine’s Day is such a cute holiday for little kids. All about love in its best form – that innocent, pure love of a toddler or preschooler for their parent, family and friends.
At our house February 14th is a day to show each other love with cute cards, hugs and little activities. The kids wake up to a door filled with paper hearts with things we love about them on each one! It is so easy to do and costs practically nothing, yet so exciting in the morning and makes them feel special. I highly recommend it!
This year to add to the fun we are adding in one of these super cute Valentine’s Day countdown sheets for each child to get rid of those mid-winter blahs and add some fun to everyday leading up to Valentine’s Day. I’m going to put one one each child’s door so it is a countdown to when their hearts appear!
Read on for how you can get these cute countdowns too and get some awesome ideas of how to use your countdown – spoiler alert, they are fabulous for preschool math!
Or skip the extra info and just snag your Valentine’s Day countdowns now and get the fun started right away!
What’s In the Valentine’s Day Countdown Bundle?!
Your package of Valentine’s Day countdowns includes six unique countdown designs and two different styles of countdowns!
That’s right, enough countdowns for 6 children to have their own unique countdown OR enough to have a fresh new countdown every year for 6 years!
Set of 3 Full Colour Countdowns
- Pretty in Pink Unicorn + 14 Pink Heart Numbers
- Cute Love Train + 14 Blue Heart Numbers
- So Sweet Cupcake + 14 Cookie Heart Numbers
Set of 3 Colouring Page Valentine’s Day Countdowns
- Fly Away Penguin Balloon Bouquet
- Happy Heart Candy Jar
- Delicious Delights Valentine’s Day Chocolate
BONUS: Valentine’s Day Look & Find Preschool Math Activity
There’s something for everyone which makes it especially perfect if you have more than one child. Everyone can pick their own countdown and have lots of fun with no fighting and no arguing since that’s definitely not the vibe you’re going for at Valentine’s Day!
The variety of themes and options also means you can do six different countdowns over the next six years with just this one printable package!!
Valentine’s Day Countdown Printable Bundle FAQ:
1. What Size is The Printable Valentine’s Day Countdown Calendar?
The calendars are designed as US 8.5×11 PDF documents for you to download and print. Remember to make sure your printer is set to that size!
2. What age will like these printable countdowns?
Like most activities at Happy Moments Mom, these printable Valentine’s Day countdown calendars are made with preschool age children in mind, but the designs are actually ones that will be enjoyed by any young school aged children!
3. How does the Valentine’s Day Countdown change numbers?
Your package of six cute Valentines countdown calendars includes three types of number changes so you can pick one that your child will like the most and the one that seems easiest for you to do! :
- Change Number Heart
- Color By Number Fill In
- Whiteboard Marker
Option 1: Change Number Heart
The full colour countdown calendars come with physical number pieces to be replaced everyday doing your countdown (or up – keep reading for reasons why you might want to go up!). Simply cut out the pieces and glue or tape them on every day. If your child is older, this is a great opportunity for some scissors practice!
If you want to get fancy, you could certainly laminate the pages and use sticky velcro dots on both the number spot and the backs of all the numbers. More effort, but then you can reuse the same calendar year after year so in the long run, maybe less effort.
If you have a laminator I’d say go for it, if you don’t I’d say don’t even worry about it, just print a new calendar next year. That’s the benefit of having 6 designs – you can pick a new one every year!
Option 2: Colour By Number
The three colouring page countdown sheets are designed with 14 things to count on the page. Every day in February your child simply colours in the item with the day’s number!
Truly easy peasy lemon squeezy as my 2 year old would say! You print off one page and you’re done – just have some crayons or markers ready.
If you don’t want to start your countdown February first, just colour in as many as needed to get to your correct starting point.
Option 3: Whiteboard Marker
Pop your full colour printable into a clear page protector and your older preschooler can write in each day’s number on their own! No mess, no cutting…this one is also easy peasy lemon squeezy!
And a great way to practice numbers – you can still print off the number cutouts if you want so your child has a model number to look at while writing.
3. Is there flexibility in the Valentine’s Day Countdown?
Of course! Because you print it yourself you can start it whenever you want AND you can choose to either count down to Valentine’s Day or count up until you reach the 14th date.
Each full colour printable calendar has two designs included – one with the title words perfect for counting up and the other with title words for counting down!
There are lots of reasons why you may choose to either count down or count up.
Try counting up if your child is:
- really young and counting backward won’t have meaning yet
- learning their numbers past 10 for the first time
- learning about calendars and dates
Try counting down if your child is learning about:
- numbers in reverse order
- the concept of zero
- comparative meanings of numbers (i.e. 5 is less than 6)
And just in case your days are mixed up (like I said, sometimes the days blend together this time of year), check out an online countdown like this Valentine’s Day digital countdown.
4. How Can I Sneak in Some Preschool Math?
Oh how a countdown can be so, so, so useful for sneaking in some great math learning through play and fun! As a teacher I’m all about getting lots of learning happening in the play of little kids! Here are some of the concepts these calendars can easily help you introduce and teach through some simple conversations:
- Number Sequence – Lots of kids have memorized counting to ten, but when you take it from one number in the middle, not just repeating it like the words of a song, it’s more about real knowledge. Just like knowing letters individually, not just singing the ABCs! Ask questions like: “Yesterday was 6, what comes next?”.
- Number Recognition – Everyday you are looking for a specific number. Make it a fun treasure hunt everyday! If you’re still beginning stages of this, make it easier by showing only two or three number options for your child to choose that day’s number.
- Comparing Values – Greater Than/Less Than can be considered in terms of a countdown by discussing “Do we have to wait more or less time now than yesterday?”… “So today’s 4 left is less than the 5 days yesterday… 4 is less than 5”
- Writing Numbers – Choose the Whiteboard marker option for changing numbers and everyday your child is practicing!
Honestly, just surrounding your child by numbers in regular play time like this countdown or these ice cream number games and talking about them often is great for creating enthusiasm and interest, both of which are so important!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope you love counting down with your kids! Grab you calendars and share your countdown progress with us on social media!
Enjoy a happy moment,
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