How Many Scoops?

How Many Scoops?

Talking a walk outside with a scoop and container can begin the exploration of non standard measurement.

This opportunity to play with measurement tools allows your preschoolers to learn concepts such as counting and explore open ended conversations such as, "I wonder how many scoops of water my container will hold." (estimation) 

As we explored the outdoors, we stopped when we came across objects that were able to be scooped into the container.  My preschooler and I thought about how many scoops it would take to fill the container and tested it out. 

Here are some of the items we tested:

small rocks

small rocks

wood chips

wood chips

pine straw

pine straw

water

water

pine cone

pine cone

Gross Motor Meets Small, Medium, Large

Gross Motor Meets Small, Medium, Large

Happy Earth Day! Let's Explore Texture.

Happy Earth Day! Let's Explore Texture.

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