Valentine Syllables

This fun syllable game is always big hit with preschoolers and kindergarteners alike around Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Syllable Game for Preschool or Kindergarten


I found the Valentine mailboxes pictured above at my local dollar store. First, write one number on each mailbox with your marker. Next, cut out one construction paper heart for each syllable picture. Cut and glue the syllable pictures to the hearts, then laminate for durability. Students will take turns selecting a card, identifying the picture and number of syllables in the word, then placing the card in the corresponding mailbox.

Check out my Valentine board on Pinterest for more ideas!
Valentine's Day Pinterest Board

About Vanessa Levin

Vanessa is the creator of Pre-K Pages and author of the book A Fabulous First Year and Beyond: A Practical Guide for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers. She has more than two decades of teaching experience and enjoys helping kids and teachers through her professional development sessions. Follow Vanessa on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest.


  1. Stopping over from Teach Preschool and now following you on FB. Love your idea on how to use the mailboxes! Thanks for sharing! Kerri

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