Your students will love these 9 different hands-on measurement activities for kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, and first grade! They are low-prep and perfect for small groups or stations! NOW with 5 digital resources for Google Slides and Seesaw!
What Measurement Kindergarten Activities Are Included?
- Read Aloud Suggestions
- Measurement Vocabulary Activities
- Length Hunt with Different Non-Standard Units of Measurement
- Play Dough Size Compare Activities
- Measurement Task Cards to Measure Around the Room
- How Long Is It? Measure line segments with different non-standard units of measurement
- How Heavy Is It? Compare weights of typical classroom objects
- Actual Size Activities Based on the Book Actual Size
- Animal Footprint Activity (Want to see it in action? Check out this blog post!)
- Comparing Sizes (On Seesaw and Google Slides)
- Length Hunt (2 different options to choose from)
- Make it and Compare it! (On Seesaw and Google Slides)
- Measurement Hunt (on Seesaw and Google Slides)
- How Long Is It? (On Seesaw and Google Slides)
What Skills Do These Measurement Kindergarten Activities Address?
- Students will learn to compare objects by size.
- Students will learn different vocabulary words to compare objects by size.
- Students will use non-standard units of measurement to measure objects around the room or to measure line segments.
- Students will order objects by size.
- Students will compare objects by non-standard units of weight.
- Students will discuss how smaller non-standard units of size produce larger measurement amounts compared to larger non-standard units of size that produce smaller measurement amounts.
➕➖✖️➗ What Math Standards Do These Measurement Kindergarten Activities Address? ➕➖✖️➗
K.MD.A.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.
K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
K.CC.B.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.B.4a When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
K.CC.B.4b Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
K.CC.B.4c Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.
K.CC.C.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.