10 days of measurement activities for kindergarten--MUST USE!!
5 different measurement centers: measuring length, weight & capacity
Race cotton ball clouds across paper by blowing on them w/straws - measure the distance
The students created a balance scale on construction paper out of a one inch strip of paper and a die-cut "v". They then chose two magazine pictures to glue on the scale to show which was the heaviest and which was the lightest. They then wrote comparative sentences to describe the weight of the objects.
comparing weights project
This is exactly like an activity we created for our unit on plants. To start learning how to measure items, you can measure various objects in the classroom with nonstandard units, such as apples or pumpkins. You can discuss the relative sizes of the plants or crops to decide which would be best to measure a human, a desk, etc.
Measuring with pumpkins and apples.
Students partner up and have to build the longest chain they can with only one piece of construction paper
anchor chart for measuring using a ruler
Free game for measurement (when to use inches/feet)
Hide inch worms around the room. Instruct students to find them and measure them to the nearest inch