A Fun Measurement Game
Inside: Preschool indoor math game for measurement
Who here has tried a Breakfast Invitation?
Have ribbon or string?
How about 6 minutes to set yourself up for success?
My guess is just about all of you are nodding your head yes.
Am I right?
Well fear not, I have a brilliant preschool indoor math game to practice measurement with all the extra scraps of ribbon or string.
...and guess what? This preschool math game is also featured on our Breakfast Invitation cards.
Breakfast Invitations are simple to set up and most materials are ones you already own. (SCORE!)
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This Preschool Set Up is So Simple:
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The Night Before:
Your set up will take 5-10 minutes tops.
- Begin by cutting a couple different strips of ribbon in various lengths. Be sure to have each length different from the rest.
- Draw a line on the paper to match each ribbon.
- Set all ribbon aside. I like to use the top of an egg carton as a placeholder.
The Breakfast Invitation:
- Allow your preschooler to take some time investigating what the set up is asking them to do.
- Prompt if needed. "I wonder if any of these ribbons are the same length as the lines." "How could we tell if the line and the ribbon are the same lengths?" "Are all the ribbons the same length?" "Let's take a look."
- Allow your preschooler to begin matching the ribbon to the lines shown.
- REMEMBER: it is important to guide your preschooler to the start of the line. This preschool math activity will begin to introduce concepts of measurement and ruler placement.
What's the BIG Idea?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Students will also be asked to 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.
You can begin to introduce some of these concepts now on a preschool level!
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