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Weekly Theme: Measuring


MONDAY
MAY
17

Activities

PreK-K

Go on a Length Hunt
Before kids learn to use standard tools, such as a ruler, it’s helpful to introduce them to non-standard measuring tools. These can be anything from their own feet to a length of string. You can measure with anything as long as you use the same unit of measure.

1st-2nd Grade

Investigating the Temperatures in Your Home
There is a wide range of temperatures on earth — from desert hot to arctic cold. Go on a temperature scavenger hunt with your child to discover the many ways you measure temperatures inside and outside your house.


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TUESDAY
MAY
18

Activities

PreK-K

Sharpen Measuring Skills by Playing Jump, Jump, Measure!
Jump as far as you can and then measure the distance using informal measurement tools.

1st-2nd Grade

Make Mystery Footprints
Detectives often look for clues, like footprints, to help them solve a case. Using the sole of a shoe as the “stamp” and the paint as the “ink,” create a trail of footprints to examine together.


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WEDNESDAY
MAY
19

Activities

PreK-K

Measuring: How Many Steps, Hops, Jumps Does it Take?
Use nonstandard measuring units – steps, hops or jumps – to determine the distance from object A to object B.

1st-2nd Grade

Make and Measure a Blob
Follow a simple recipe with your child to make a gooey blob at home. Then divide the blob into smaller pieces and play a game of hide-and-seek for an equal amount of measurement and fun!


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THURSDAY
MAY
20

Activities

PreK-K

Chow Time
The dinos are hungry! In this game, kids can add food to the scale until it’s balanced. Once it’s right, watch them chow down!

1st-2nd Grade

Use Math While Baking Peg’s Honey Cake
Peg and her friends find math all around them, including in the kitchen. As you bake and decorate a delicious honey cake, look for all the ways you use math — from measuring the ingredients, to setting the oven temperature and timer, to decorating the cake with geometric patterns.


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FRIDAY
MAY
21


Activities

PreK-K

Sizing Up Dinosaurs
Measuring some super-sized dinosaurs will give your child a better understanding of just how big some dinosaurs were, especially compared to them!

1st-2nd Grade

Estimate Height with Shadows
Measure the length of shadows to estimate the height of something very tall.


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