Measurement skill is considered one of the most important skills a child has to learn in early childhood. It is a skill that most wanted to learn since it makes things easy for them. Measurement of things is a really helpful skill as this skill will help the children throughout their life. It is important to teach children the basic measurement concepts as this will help them to develop an interest in maths.
It is not easy to teach small kids these concepts verbally because they will find it difficult and boring. Hence, to remove this problem you can engage your kids in simple measurement activities that not only help them to gain knowledge of measuring scales but also provides fun and entertainment for them.
It is boring for kids to sit in one place and listen to the lessons, hence these activities promote kinesthetic skills so that children can enjoy their work to the fullest. You can easily perform these activities at home as these activities are very less time-consuming and don’t require any expensive materials. These activities are pocket friendly and are suitable for primary kids to give a kick-start to their measurement learning process.
To perform these activities you require some crafting materials some mathematical equipment like a ruler, measuring tape, etc. These activities are fun and safe for the small kids and can be easily performed under the guidance of their parents and teachers.
Summer vacations are about to come and now it’s time to decide about the activities which will help in your child’s development. Then what’s better than engaging your child in some simple yet knowledgeable activity like this. Here are some very simple and amazing Measurement activities for kids that will help them to understand the concept of measurement in a far better and more entertaining manner.
Simple Measurement Activities for Kids
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Measurements are a very important part of our lives. No matter, what you do or where you are from, you will be required to learn to measure things at some point in your life. And this tutorial is just the thing for you. It will teach you to measure different things and all the other basics of measurements. This set of tutorials and activities will equip you with the learning of the science of measurements. So, collect all the material required to perform these activities, and let’s get started.
How To Measure Circumference From An Apple
This simple tutorial will teach you to measure basic objects like an apple by calculating its circumference. Due to its basic nature, the tutorial is suitable for the age group of 4-5-year-old kids. You just need an apple and some wool from knitting yarn to do this activity. It will you a very easy method of measuring round objects and understanding different sizes and shapes. Follow the tutorial below to learn more.
How To Teach Length Measurement To Kindergarteners
This tutorial will teach you to measure length using a ruler. It is the easiest and the most common way of measuring things. It is suitable for the age group of 3-5-year-old kids. You just need a ruler and the objects required to be measured like twigs, in order to conduct this activity. It will help you understand the utility of a measuring scale and the calculation of objects in centimeters. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Printable Measurement Activities For Preschoolers
This tutorial requires you to work with printable activities. It’s more like an informative card game that will teach you to measure random objects in your surroundings and their conversion into different values of measurements. You can do this activity with your friends and classmates. It is suitable for the age group of 8-10-year-old kids. You just need some sheets, a printer and a ruler to do this activity. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Fun Measurement Activities At Home
This activity is extremely fun as it has a wide scope of improvisation when it comes to the measuring tool. You can choose your own tool to measure different objects example lego blocks or a toy weighing machine as is shown in the picture below. You also need to record your measurements on a printed sheet of paper. It is suitable for the age group of 3-7-year-old kids. It will teach you to measure objects without a proper tool which in turn will strengthen your knowledge of measurements. Follow the tutorial below to learn more a out the activities.
Easy Measuring With Hand Activity For Toddlers
This tutorial will teach you to work with the first measuring tool known to mankind: hands. You will be required to measure entities example, your friend, with your own bare hands. It is suitable for the age group of 3-5-year-old kids. It will teach you to measure things using the help of no external object. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about this activity.
Simple Measuring With Magna-Tiles Activity
This tutorial can also be seen as a game-like activity as it literally uses a toy to measure the objects. You just need a set of magna tiles to join and measure the object. It is suitable for the age group of 4-6-year-old kids and can be an extremely fun way of teaching your kids to learn measurements. It turns measuring into a fun and enjoyable activity. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Fun Frog Jump Activity For Measurement
Easy Measuring Line With Clip Card
This tutorial will teach you to measure things using printable cards and clips. You just need a printer and a wooden clip to do this activity. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7-year-old kids. It will teach you to measure small things with relative accuracy which will teach to to understand the in-between measurements a little better. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Learn Measurement With Sizing Up Dinosaurs Activity
This tutorial will teach you to measure people using measuring tapes, sports cones, and picture cutouts of an extinct animal: a dinosaur. By this, you will learn about the size of people as well as a dinosaur. It is a fun activity which you can do in groups with your friends and family. It is suitable for the age group of 6-8-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
How To Measure Height Activity
This tutorial will teach us to measure height using a height chart. You can buy one from the market or simply print it. You also need a basket full of your toys to measure the height of. It will teach you a good perception of the height and length of things. Kids can use it to measure their own height and record the constant changes that they notice in their growth. It is suitable for the age group of 4-6-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Easy Measurement Exploration Center Fun Activity
This activity will teach you to work with various measuring tools and help you measure all types of things. You will need tools like a wooden ruler, kitchen scale, sticky notes, etc. You will get to make a measurement corner in your home where you can measure all sorts of things. It will give you a good introduction to measuring tools and different values of measurements as well. It is suitable for the age group of 6-8-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Measurement Activity Ideas For Preschoolers
This tutorial will teach you to measure the length of things using drawings. You just need to print out some images and a chart mentioning the objects. You need to make small equal drawings related to the object and these drawings will act as the measuring tool, eg, fire images to measure the length of a fire engine as shown in the image below. It can be an enjoyable way of learning measurements and is very easy as well. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Fizzy Potion Activity For Measuring Activities
This tutorial will teach you to measure the value of liquids. You just need some beakers, pipettes and syringes to do this activity. These activities are somewhat like a science experiment. You will to learn about different measurement values used for liquids. It is suitable for the age group of 6-8 year old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the experiment.
Heavy and Light: Measurement Activity For Kindergarteners
This tutorial will teach you the most basic measurement skills which makes it suitable for toddlers and even babies. It will teach you to assess the weight of objects like feathers, balls, socks, etc. by performing activities ranging from simply holding them to sinking them in water to check if they are heavy or light. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Length Measurement Anchor Chart
This tutorial will teach you about different values of measurements while at the same time encouraging improvisation in terms of the measuring tools and values. You just need to make a chart mentioning standard measurement values and non-standard measurement values like fingers, blocks, e,t.c. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7 year old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Volume Measurement Flashcards For Kids
This tutorial is purely based on understanding and learning volume measurement systems. You just need printed sheets holding the images of the objects used for measuring volumes like bottles, spoons, etc. It will teach you to convert the value of one measuring tool into another, eg, one tablespoon equals three teaspoons. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Math Measurement Problem-Solving Activities
This tutorial will teach you about the measurements in terms capacity of various containers. The tutorial includes all types of containers ranging from buckets, tubs to cups and glasses. It simply asks you basic questions regarding the performance of various containers in terms of filling up a bigger and wider space. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Easy Perimeter Measurement Activity For Toddlers
This tutorial is an extremely fun way of teaching measurements to toddlers. It uses a nonstandard object to measure the parameter of an object. The nonstandard object is the chocolate candy, ‘Kisses’. You just need to print a chart mentioning all the objects required to be measured and most importantly collect all the objects as well. It is suitable for the age group of 5-7-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
Big And Small Measurement Activity Idea
This activity is a pure craft tutorial that happens to be helpful in terms of learning the sizes of objects. The tutorial requires you to make umbrella crafts out of fancy sheets of paper and paste them on a chart. You will be cutting out big and small umbrellas and categorizing them on the chart accordingly. It will give you a basic idea about the assessment of the size of different objects. It is suitable for the age group of 4-6-year-old kids. Follow the tutorial below to learn more about the activity.
This completes all the tutorials mentioned above and now you have a basic understanding of measurements and value systems. It had something to offer for each age group and had immense variety in terms of teaching measurements. It taught you both standard, nonstandard values of measurements. It taught you to measure both liquids and solids and even lengths. Most importantly, it taught you to measure your height. Keep following the tutorials to learn more such informative and useful stuff. See you in many more tutorials to come. Till then good luck and goodbye.
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