Measuring Length

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

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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!

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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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