MEASUREMENT

HOWTALLAREYOU?

Materials

  • Toy cars

  • Blocks

  • Pencils

  • Socks

  • Pegs

Activity

  • Choose an item to measure with.

  • Estimate (guess) how many of those items tall you will be and write it down on a piece of paper (or have a parent or caregiver write it for you).

  • Lay down on the floor

  • Have a parent or caregiver measure how tall you are by lining up your chosen item next to you.

  • Was your estimate right? Write down how many of those items were actually needed to measure you.

  • Pick another item and start again.

DISCUSSION & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • What other items could you be measured with? What about Easter Eggs?

  • Why did you need more of some items than others to measure your height?

  • Were your estimations close or correct?

  • Now try measure mum, dad, siblings or your caregiver!

  • Using a measuring tape get someone at home to measure you in centimeters.

HOW BIG IS TOO SMALL?

My brother was making a game with a ball,
Bouncing and throwing up high on a wall,
When I asked to join in, he straightened up tall
And I knew what he'd say, he said,
'You're too small.'

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SCAVENGER HUNT

Practice measurement and comparison by completeing this scavenger hunt!

    

Find items around your home or in your garden to check each challenge from the list. 

MEASUREMENT ACTIVITY SHEETS

Measure items in your home and compare the measurements with other objects.