Measurement Scavenger Hunt
Before your second grader begins to use standard units of measurement such as a ruler or meter stick to measure things, it's helpful - and not as daunting - to begin by allowing him to experiment by using non-standard units he is already familiar with. Using items such as plastic links, or strips of paper will enable him to practice measuring without the worry of having to be exact. This activity uses nothing more than some strips of paper to bring along on a scavenger hunt in your home as you and your child search for items to measure. You'll have loads of fun together searching and measuring!