Students get excited when they receive a letter from 'Mr Elephant' with a special mission!
The large footprints are to be photocopied so each child has one and they can use it to measure items around the room.
This open-ended activity can be used in lots of different ways. We made graphs, lists, anchor charts of how we measure using the footprint, printed smaller (baby elephant) and bigger (grandpa elephant) footprints to compare. This also led into inquiries such as "how many steps does it take Mr Elephant to walk across the classroom?".
The possibilities are endless!