Fun with measuring

My 5 year old is always asking how big or tall things are, and me telling him a number followed by cm or metres doesn’t really mean much yet, so we set about exploring measuring with this fun measuring activity.

I gave him a ruler and asked him to go and measure whatever he wanted in the garden.

Measuring activity

First he measured the distance from the ground to his knee.

Measuring activity

Followed by some leaves

Measuring activity

After that we measured slugs, spiders, our toes and some blades of grass.

We then measured each other by drawing lines on the side of a storage unit and measuring with a tape measure, and even made our own metre ruler using a giant piece of paper.

What would you measure?



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