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Measuring Day

Becky is a singer and dancer from Scotland and today she is so excited to join us for our Measuring Day. Allowing us to get adventurous, academic and involve the whole family, Becky hopes we can have a fun filled Measuring Day. We will have lots of fun and learn lots at the same time. Becky can’t wait to get started.

9.30am Activity:
Measuring Leaves

Let’s get wrapped up warm and head outdoors for our first activity today. By collecting different types of leaves, we can measure them all to see which ones are the largest and which ones all the smallest!

Grown Ups:

Encourage your child to look for different types of leaves. Discuss which ones are longer, shorter or middle sized. This activity encourages children to discuss size and use language to describe different sizes.

10.30am Activity:
Measuring Water

Make sure we have a grown-up to help us with this one, to make sure we don’t get messy. By using different sized bottles, we can measure how many cups of water it takes to fill up the different sizes. Becky found this activity very interesting.

Grown Ups:

Encourage your children to fill the bottles using cups of water. Can they count how many cups it takes and see which holds the most? This activity develops measuring skills and mathematical language.

1:30pm Activity:
Measuring Weight

Let’s get our toys involved to help us with this activity. By wrapping them up so we can’t tell which is which, we can hold our toys in different hands and work out which one is the heaviest just by feeling.

Grown Ups:

Encourage your child to describe which toy feels the heaviest or lightest. This activity helps children to develop mathematical language.

2:30pm Activity:
Measuring Our Hands

It’s time to get the whole family involved with this activity. By drawing around everybody’s hands, we can line them up together and see who has the biggest hands and who has the smallest. Becky’s little helper Oscar the doggy had lots of fun being involved with this activity.

Grown Ups:

Help each other to draw around your hands and then explore which is smallest/largest, tallest/shortest. This activity helps to develop mathematical language.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

1. Read the Let's Measure poem.

2. Can you put your toys in order from smallest to tallest just like the poem?

3. Can you think of different ways to measure your toys or the people in your family?

Story time:
Jack and the Beanstalk with Little Lamb Tales

Join Jude and Lamby for this classic tale.




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