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Valentine’s Day Comparing Sizes Strewing Idea

Are you looking for a simple Valentine’s Day strewing activity? I love this Valentine’s Day Comparing Sizes Strewing Idea because it is not only a fun, hands-on activity for kids but it also reinforces an important math concept. 

Comparing Sizes Strewing Idea


Valentine’s Day Comparing Sizes Strewing Idea:

What Is Strewing?

Strewing is leaving books, games, activities, and more in an area in your house where your children are going to discover and explore on their own. They will inquire, investigate, and learn as they play and using hands-on activities. Strewing is a simple and fun way to add more topics in your homeschool day and practice skills or concepts such as comparing sizes.


Valentine's Day Strewing Activity


What’s Needed To Make The Homemade Play Dough:

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  • 1 16 oz. Container of Vanilla Frosting
  • 2-3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • Pink or Red Food Coloring
  • Nesting Heart Cookies Cutter Set



How To Make The Homemade Play Dough:

To make the play dough, scoop the vanilla frosting out of the container and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next, pour one cup of powdered sugar into the bowl add about 5 drops of pink food coloring. Then, mix the two ingredients together. The amount of powdered sugar that you use will depend on the consistency of the vanilla frosting, because it varies by brand. 


Continue adding a half cup of powered sugar at a time and kneading the mixture until it has a play dough-like texture. If you accidentally add too much powered sugar, just add a few drops of water to soften the dough. 


If you don’t want to make your own play dough for this activity, you can use store bought Play-Doh. Try the sparkle ones- we love it!


How To Use The Valentine’s Day Comparing Sizes Strew:

After teaching your child about comparing sizes, you can strew or leave this independent activity out for them to play with and explore. For young children, you may want to start with 3 or 4 of the cookie cutters until they understand the concept.



Along with this activity, you can strew a few books. Here are a few suggestions of math books for kids about comparing sizes and measuring

The Crayola ® Comparing Sizes Book

Me and the Measure of Things

How to Measure Everything


This Valentine’s Day Comparing Sizes Strewing Idea is an independent, sensory play activity that will help your kids work on an important math concept while having fun! I hope your kids enjoy this strewing activity as much as mine do! 


Pin It For Later:

No time to make this now? Pin this to your Valentine’s Day or strewing ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!


Comparing Sizes Strewing Activity