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.
First he measured the distance from the ground to his knee.
Followed by some leaves
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?
Last Updated on April 21, 2015 by Emma Vanstone
My guy would have loved to join your for slug measuring!
it was fun!
Inspired By Family Mag
What a fun way to get them learning.
My guy wouldn’t go near the bugs lol. Neat idea for an activity.
maggy, red ted art
OOoh my son is into measuring EVERYTHING!
I can’t wait until Goblin is old enough to grasp the concept of measuring. Its such fun
The fairy and the frog
Love that you measured slugs! The Fairy pretend measures – she makes up random numbers it cracks me up – the other day my arm was twenty-hundred and my fingers were eleventeen
Ha ha, fantastic!
maryanne @ mama smiles
My kids have recently gotten into measuring EVERYTHING – such a fun, educational pastime for them!
Bethany @ No Twiddle Twaddle
What a great idea. I love your photos. They are beautiful.
Thank you. x
Coombemill - Fiona
I love the way you make learning fun
My 5 yo also loves measuring 🙂