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