It is that time of the year: red, pink, white, hearts, and love all around! Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming and we just love learning in fun ways like this heart-themed sight word search! It is such a fun, hands-on activity for Valentine’s Day literacy centers or a Valentine’s Day sensory bin.
Heart-Themed Sight Word Search
Set up a sensory heart tray with dried rose petals and search for sight words – your kids will have so much fun!
The set-up is fairly simple.
You will need:
- heart shaped trays (or any trays will do)
- heart cards (ours are from precut corrugated board – you can use a heart punch on paper for fast hearts.)
- dried petals
- white paper
Add the petals to one tray and cut the paper to fit the other tray.
Write sight words on the heart cutouts and the paper in the tray to match.
Then, mix the heart cut-outs into the dried petals so that kids have to “dig” out the sight words and search for them before matching them (one of their favorite parts!)
You can use words your child is learning at the moment or see this printable sight word list from Playdough to Plato if you need ideas.
The idea is to find the sight word cards and match it to the words written on the paper.
See how quickly you can fill up the paper! For individuals: Use a timer and beat your previous time!
Playing with a friend: take turns to see who can finish in a certain time, or make two sets and play simultaneously to see who is the winner!
A fun activity to learn sight words in a hands-on way!
You can change up the petals to a different sensory material and the shapes to any other shape for a non-seasonal sight word search to keep this fun going in other months, too.