I LOVE Autumn and my 5 year old loves going exploring and numbers, so today we combined all three to make a fun estimating activity, using estimating jars.
We traipsed through the woods collecting leaves, pinecones and horse chestnuts as we travelled.
Once back home we laid all our ‘treasure’ out to dry and came back to them the next day.
How to make estimating jars
- A collection of leaves, pinecones, acorns or anything else you can count.
- Different sized jars.
Estimating Jar – Instructions
- Look at all your object and jars and decide which you will put where.
- Can you estimate how many of each item will fit in the different jars?
- Are you right?
- Can you draw a table to record your results?
What are the biggest and smallest things you can fit in your jar?
Can you fill a jar with something and ask a friend to guess how many items are in it?
More Autumn Science for Kids
Make a pinecone weather station.
Try some of these fun autumn and fall themed science activities.
These pumpkin volcanoes from The STEM Laboratory look great too!
Or, how about some autumn STEM Challenges?