Have you measured your kids with Blocks? You must!
Measuring kids with blocks is a blast and a perfect way to introduce nonstandard measurement.
What’s nonstandard measurement? It is actually SUPER simple to incorporate into your day! In a nutshell, nonstandard measurement is simply measuring using everyday objects.
Bring it on rainy days! I’ve got a plan.
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Nonstandard measurement can come in many shapes and sizes!
I bet you have many ways to measure already in your home!
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- Counting bears
- Picasso Tiles
- Magna Tiles
- Counting cubes
- Paper clips
- Standard Unit Block Set
- Golf balls
Why nonstandard measurement with your preschooler?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
- 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.
We can do this now!
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Measuring kids with blocks make the perfect indoor activity.
Once the measuring activity is done, my boys take the blocks and build something on thier own. I love when activities at home inspire so much play!
Be sure also to check out these fun measurement activities!
- Measurement pouring station
- Scooping and measuring
- Magnetic measurement
- Washi tape measurement
- Measure with block lines
- Measuring with ribbons
See that? I told you we have a thing for measuring with kids at home!
What will you measure the kids with first?