Students will leap into a better understanding of measurement concepts with this St. Patrick's Day themed packet, "Leaping Leprechauns Measurement Activities." There are 5 activities included that cover the following common core objectives:
1st- 1.MD.A.1 1.MD.A.2
2nd- 2.MD.A.1 2.MD.A2 2.MD.A3 2.MD.A4
Each hands on activity can be modified to meet the individual needs of your students and can be used as a guided whole class activity, independent seat work, or in a math center.
A description of each measurement activity is included below.
Clover Climb: Students will help Lucky the Leprechaun climb the clovers to reach the gold coin by measuring the distance between each clover and recording the distance on the recording sheet. Teachers can choose to have students use standard or non-standard units to measure the distance and can also choose to have students use one unit of measurement or use and compare two units of measurement.
Rainbow Leap: Students will help Lucky the Leprechaun leap across the rainbows to reach the pot of gold. They will first estimate the length of the rainbow and then check their estimate by measuring the length of each rainbow. Students will record both the estimate and actual length on the recording sheet.
Shamrock Shuffle: In this center activity, students will measure the height of the shamrocks. They will record the measurements on the recording sheet and order the shamrocks from the shortest to tallest. Teachers can have students use standard or non-standard units of measurement and also can choose for students to use a black guideline to help with measuring .
Lucky’s Hat: In this center activity, students will look for Lucky’s lost hat. Students will measure the height of each hat to find the shortest and record their measurements on a recording chart. After finding Lucky’s hat, students will get to design and measure their own Leprechaun hat.
Lucky’s House: Students will cut out and measure Lucky the Leprechaun and then design a house for him. Students will need to be provided with paper, glue, and scissors in order to design the house.