Time to get outside and do a bit of measuring! I went around my yard and collected a variety of items.
I will show you a few different PreK/kindergarten skills on measurement with these items.
First I took all the leaves and compared the length of the leaves and then put them in order from largest to smallest. Encourage the use of terms such as longest, shortest, longer, shorter, compared to, equal to.
Then I used acorns to measure the items. You want to try to find acorns that are about the same size or you can print out paper acorns such as the ones in the kit I will tell you about at the bottom of this post.
This is an opportunity to work on measuring expectations.
Making sure you start at the edge of the item (top, bottom or side depending on how you are measuring).
Try to get to the exact opposite edge in a straight line.
All the items should be touching without any gaps, or as much as possible… the acorns were rolling every time I tried to take a picture.
You could also take a ruler or yard stick outside and practice standard measurements too!
Looking for more measurement? Want to do some measurement inside? The Non-Standard Measurement for Fall kit can be used for measure the room (put the pictures around the room even better around your house) and have your child find the pictures and then measure them. You can use the long recording sheet with real or paper acorns. The half sheet can be used with any standard or non-standard measuring tool. I try to keep my kit prices affordable and worthwhile for both teachers and parents who may choose to purchase the kit. Thank you for supporting all my efforts at this time!