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We are starting to get into the Easter spirit. My kids are already talking about the eggs they will dye and the scavenger hunt they will complete to find their baskets on Easter morning.
But I can’t let a major holiday approach without sneaking some learning in as well!
That’s why today I am releasing my Easter Measurement Activity Pack.
This printable activity is for children who have a good grasp of numbers and are ready to use a ruler to measure object lengths in either inches or centimeters.
While there are core academic skills at the heart of this activity, kids will be far too engaged with the delightful Easter imagery to notice that they are “working.”
This hands-on activity will feel like play!
Note: For more Easter Printables, see my Easter Activities for Kids page.
The developmental progression of measurement skills
An understanding of measurement begins early on when children compare one object to another. This may occur when a child asks for the biggest apple or when they notice that one book is heavier than another.
Later, children may measure objects using non-standard units, or units that are invented and will vary from person to person. For example, a child may use footsteps to measure the length of the floor or pencils to measure the height of their desk.
Ultimately, we want children to understand and use standard units of measurement, or units that are universally available and are the same size for everyone. These include units for length such as inches and centimeters, units for volume such as gallons and liters, and units for weight such as pounds and kilograms.
Using the Easter Measurement Activity
With this activity, kids will work on measuring Easter-related objects with a ruler. Options are included to measure objects in both inches and centimeters.
(Be sure to print the appropriate pages depending on whether you want your child to work with inches or centimeters.)
For example, kids will use an inches ruler to discover that this cute bunny is 5 inches tall.
When measuring with inches, kids will also find that some objects are measured in half inches, such as this hopping bunny that measures 3.5 inches tall.
When measuring objects in centimeters rather than inches, all of the measurements will be in whole centimeters rather than half centimeters.
The bunny popping out of an egg pictured below, for example, measures 22 cm tall.
Kids will record their measurements on a worksheet. (Separate worksheets are included for inches and centimeters – just pick one.)
After measuring all the objects, kids will rank them from tallest to shortest.
As you can see, kids will practice lots of important skills with this one simple-to-prepare activity!
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