Engage your students this Christmas holiday or winter season with hands-on measurement practice. This Design a Gingerbread House is a Measurement Activity that is perfect for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students will be following the guidelines provided to measure and design their own gingerbread house. With options for inches, centimeters or mixed practice you can give your students the practice they need. Includes options for measuring whole numbers or with fractions. This Christmas or Winter math activity will keep your students engaged and practicing hands-on measurement skills without realizing they are learning!
Design a Gingerbread House Hands-on Measurement Activity includes:
•Student Guidelines for creating the Gingerbread House
•7 Different Building Plans targeting different measurement concepts = Differentiation
✓ Inches (Whole Numbers)
✓ Inches (Whole and Half)
✓ Inches (Whole, Half, Quarter, and Three-quarter)
✓ Centimeters (Whole Numbers)
✓ Centimeters (Whole and Half)
✓ Mixed Measurement Whole Numbers (Inches and Centimeters)
✓ Mixed Measurement Whole and Fractions (Inches and Centimeters)
•Extension Activity for students to complete a variety of word problems based on their gingerbread house creation
Concepts Covered Include:
•Word Problems (1 and 2 Steps)
I have included ideas for literacy, writing and just plain fun extension activities too!
See What Teachers Have to Say About the First Scissor Skills & Simple Crafts Pack:
❤️ This was such a fun activity. It was a different way to look at math and students enjoyed the creative aspects of this assignment.
❤️ My students loved this activity so much so that several of my boys asked to stay in at recess to work on it!
❤️ This is a perfect project for my sixth graders and our third grade buddies. Very well put together and love the differentiated skills to meet needs of all kids.
❤️ My class took this very seriously. It gave me a good sense of where they were concerning measurement, and they had a great time!
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