Weight & Mass Measurement Activities - Comparing Objects Heavier & Lighter K-1

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Teach the measurement concepts of heavier and lighter to your kindergarten students with this FULL week of lesson plans focusing on comparing weight and mass. Learners will love to compare measurements of familiar objects, explore heavy and lighter with flashcards, complete cut and paste weight worksheets and engage with these fun measurement activities

Great care and thought has been put into each lesson so learning is gradual throughout the week and meets appropriate learning outcomes. So this is your one stop shop with everything included for teaching measurement of weight and mass!

What’s included in this Heavy and Light Worksheets activity pack?

  • Full instructions for each measurement activity
  • Warm up discussion/activities, a whole class/small group activity and a reflection prompt
  • Flashcards with appropriate terminology
  • All resources, just add objects from around the classroom and balance scales

Please note: 6-8 sets of balance scales would be helpful to complete these activities in small groups. Alternatively, activities can be completed as a whole class.

Measurement lesson plans included:

  • Day 1 - Investigating objects heavier and lighter than themselves
  • Day 2 - Comparing two objects
  • Day 3 - Comparing objects in the classroom and using balance scales
  • Day 4 - Ordering items from heaviest to lightest
  • Day 5 - Does big mean heavy?

How to best use these measurement activities:

  • As math measurement centers in small groups
  • During whole class learning experiences





ACMMG006 - using everyday language of longer, heavier and holds more.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.


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