Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Measurement is an key topic in math and science, and in kindergarten and first grade, teachers work hard to ensure it makes sense for kids. But measurements can be a little too abstract to grasp, and kids may need some extra support. Here's an activity that can help your child get a grip on measurement and discover different ways of measuring one thing. In this activity, your child will use a variety of non-standard measurements to figure the length, width, capacity, and volume of his hand!
What You Need:
- Paper clips or a tape measure
- 1 piece of graph paper per person
- Two small bowls
- Lima or red beans
- 1 glass jar with a wide mouth
- Permanent marker or masking tape
- Blank paper for recording
- Pencil or markers