Directions: Have your students measure objects around the room using non-standard measuring tools.
Ideally you would give your children concrete items to measure with, but if you are like me and don’t have enough hats or fish to measure items then you’re in luck! I’ve included items for all measurement tools for your convenience.
Each measurement tool corresponds to a Dr. Seuss inspired character.
(Fish, hat, egg, cat, heart and apple)
In my class, I set out two of each item – chair, table, bookbag (I let them use their own) and book. I printed two copies of the measurement tools. I put the tools in baskets and then spread the items & tools around the room. I had my students work in small groups of 3 to help each other count and measure/make it easier for me to monitor and assist.
For older students, you could also print a set of tools for each child in your class and have them work independently.
Happy Wacky Wednesday!