These 30 activities provide numerous ways to learn about measurement. There are activities for non-standard and standard measurement. You can also find activities for measurement equivalence.
We are deep into learning about measurement. We are using rulers to measure lines. Exploring nature and once again figuring out their length and height with a ruler or yardstick. And we are memorizing measurement equivalences.
Measurement is such a fun, hands-on unit. And to make things easier on you, here are some of our favorite measurement activities.
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Non-Standard Measurement Activities
STEM Challenge: Linear Units by Playdough to Plato – There is so much fun with the unit. Children get to race cars to see which one travels the furthest, compare two objects to see which is the longest and determine which tools to use to measure.
SImple Measurement Games by This Reading Mama – THere are four games in the free download that focus on time and non-standard measurement.
Measuring with Kind Hands by Rainy Day Mum – I love this sweet activity. They get to measure themselves with hands, and then come up with that many ways to be kind to someone else. Precious!
Printable Measurement Activities Using a Ruler
Measuring Gingerbread Men by Peggy Means – Focus on measuring using inches with these cute cards.
FREE Winter Measurement Worksheets – Here is another easy printable to work on inches.
Learning Measurement Worksheets by Guru Parents – Need beginner worksheets. One focus on which is taller. Another us non-standard measurement. Finally, there is a cut and paste activity using a ruler.
Measurement Activities in the Real World
Exploring Measurement With Leaves From Life Over C’s – This one gets children out collecting leaves and sticks for a fun measurement activity!
How long is an Inch? This Activity from the Measured Mom is a great hands-on lesson to learn about what an inch is.
Gardening WIth Kids: How Fast Does a Plant Grow from Edventure with Kids I love this idea of mixing science, outside time, and math.
Jack and The Beanstalk – This fun activity focuses on plants again, but also brings in literature.
How Big is a Blue Whale from Edventure with Kids – Another way to work measurement into other subjects. This one combines art, reading and science as children figure out how large a blue whale actually is.
Measuring Experience With Cars And Blocks by Inspiration Laboratories – Have a car lover?? If so, this is a fun one to get in some real-life measurement.
Inch by Inch by Rainy Day Mum – Here is another activity based on a book, and then requires your kiddos to get outside and measure.
Measurement Exploration Center by Buggy and Buddy – Kids love to explore and setting up a measurement center is a perfect way to get their creative juices flowing.
Frog Jump Measurement by Coffee Cups and Crayons – Learn about the frog life cycle, get in some gross motor skills, and practice measurement with the fun ideas presented here.
Measuring Weight and Mass
STEM Challenge: Weight Measurement from Playdough to Plato – With over 30 cards, children will be encouraged to weigh items and determine which one weighs more!
Which Weighs More? by Arts and Crafts – Grab a scale and have a blast weighing and comparing objects. This activity includes lots of learning opportunities!
Popcorn Mass Challenge by a Dab Of Glue Will Do – Will a popcorn bag weigh more or less when it is popped???? Fun exploration for the kiddos.
Activities for Measurement Equivalences
Cooking Story Game – This fun activity ties in reading a book and working on teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups!
Liquid Measurement Card game by Life Over C’s – Fun cards and cute graphics make this game a fun way to practice liquid equivalences.
Measurement Conversion Fans – If a child is struggling to remember the conversions, this is a good resource for them to have on hand while solving problems.
LRNLER0360 – Learning Resources Gallon Measurement SetLearning Resources Gallon Measurement SetTrend Enterprises Measurement, U.S. Customary Learning Chart, 17Metric System Chart Guide – Quick Reference Guide by Permacharts
Measurement is so much fun!!! Enjoy this fun time with your little ones!
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