Measuring Length

We’ve had fun measuring with rulers and measuring tape before. Today, we followed the ideas in Playful Learning.


We first used small and big Legos and found things that were of similar length. Then we used a small Lego (a little longer than 1 inch) to make our own ruler and measured our body parts. The girls first estimated lengths before measuring them. Sometimes they guessed right!


Playing around with measurements is a good way to develop skills in estimating. In fact, when we visited the aquarium last week, we noticed a large ruler on the floor indicating the length of their anaconda. We discovered that it would take 2 M’s and 2 C’s to be as long as the anaconda! The aquarium also has penguins to measure yourself against; something we always enjoy doing!

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