Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day idea for your classroom? This Valentine’s Day math center activity is a perfect addition to your math center or Valentine’s Day party. Using standard unifix cubes, this activity helps children learn about measurement, refine their fine motor skills, and naturally leads children to count as they put the cubes together. I didn’t laminate my measurement cards because I am trying not to laminate as much going forward. Without laminating, I decided to keep them all on one sheet, but you can cut and laminate them if that will work better in your classroom.
Printable Math Center Activity
Gather your materials. You will need this FREE printable ( there are two sheets), a tray, some unifix cubes, and a container for them. I get asked all the time where I get my trays and containers from; this tray was from Walmart, usually found in the seasonal section, and the container is from IKEA. If you need some unifix cubes, you can use my affiliate link to grab a set here –> Unifix cubes.
After printing out the sheets, you can cut and laminate them to make cards or leave them as a sheet. When you print make sure you are printing “letter” size and at 100% then the printable will be sized perfectly for standard unifix cubes.
Add some red and white unifix cubes, and you are ready to share this math center activity with your students.
How many unifix cubes high is the heart?
What about the flower?
Or a heart balloon?
When kids are putting the cubes together, they are using all kinds of skills like fine motor and building hand strength too.
If students would rather build towers – I encourage it. They might not be ready or interested in measurement yet, but they can still benefit from this activity.