Friday, 8 February 2013

Freebie Friday: Measuring

This week we have been focusing on measuring length using informal units and the letter 'Ss'. Found this great Snowman Measuring idea from Mrs Plant's Press, so I very bravely got out the white paint to make these and because I was feeling lazy we finger painted them! I forgot to take pics so I have added Mrs Plant's pic instead for the moment but I will update these next week. We painted directly onto the blue card and then drew on the features the next day with crayons. 
And incase you were wondering it was 30C (86F) on the day we did this so the only link was the letter S not the weather but it never snows here so it didn't matter :)

Today we made Paper People by tracing around our bodies and then we measured these with pop sticks. Thank goodness we borrowed 12 Grade 6s for this so there were 2 little kids per big buddy. The big kids were so patient! They did all the tracing around the bodies after I demonstrated just drawing the big outline- around hands with fingers closed and around legs placed together. The kiddos then coloured these in (with texta which they hardly get to use so this was THE BEST lol) and then their buddies helped them measure these with pop sticks. We talked about 'good measuring' with no gaps before they did this and just measuring the height from head to shoes not covering the whole person in pop sticks!

I loved the Snowman idea but couldn't find the "My snowman is..." heading anywhere. Incase you were in a rush like me I have attached free headings for both the snowman and the paper people. 
Happy Friday!

x Bec


  1. LOVE this measuring activity! I can just picture how excited my kinders would get over their traced bodies! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten


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