### A free Valentine’s Day math game

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here is a fun and free game for teachers and parents to teach mathematics to first and second graders. It will help your children or students to practice **differentiating between odd and even numbers** and **counting numbers in order**. Download and print out the game, cut out the individual pieces of chocolate candy, and have your children place the candies into the picture of the heart-shaped box in different ways according to the numbers written on the candies.

### About Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every February 14th; it is a special celebration of love and affection. The day is named after Saint Valentine, an early Christian martyr. Traditionally, a person will give his or her loved one (girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife) special treatment on Valentine’s Day, showering them with gifts such as flowers, jewelry and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate candy.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy counting!