Get ready for an amazing math unit with these fun measurement activities for kindergarten.
Measurement is such a fun concept to teach because it’s something that children see everywhere around them.
Helping them recognize and quantify the differences in size, weight, and other measurable attributes really is giving them words to express things they’ve already noticed but maybe didn’t understand.
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MEASUREMENT ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
My kids love to measure things. They are fascinated by how tall they are, how much they weigh, and who is bigger. These are all great math concepts, and in these measurement worksheets and activities, the children will get to explore various kinds of measurement and data gathering.
Measurement Games for Kindergarten
Use game pieces from popular card and board games to instantly up the engagement and fun level of your math centers. In these kindergarten measurement games, we use things like Uno cards, snap cubes, and Legos to get kids enjoying math.
Roll & Graph Cubes and Cards Game
This activity is low prep and fun. All you need are some Uno cards, snap cubes and a dice.
Sweet Treats – Measure It
Kindergartners get to practice non-standard measurement, meaning that they get to measure with things other than rulers. For this activity, they get to practice measuring sweet treats with a variety of block sizes, or you could measure with paperclips and other classroom supplies.
Sort by Size Cake and Candles
Playdough lovers will adore this activity. Cut straws to make the “candles”, and let the children sort them by length.
Build and Measure Block Towers
You can use any blocks you have for this activity, but we love to use Legos. My kiddos love to build Lego towers, and measuring them just made it more fun.
How Many Fish Long?
Here is another example of non-standard measurement, and it involves a delicious snack. you can use toy fish as well if you would rather not have crackers.
Where Animals Live Venn Diagram
Venn diagrams are a fantastic way for children to analyze and sort data. For this one, we used animal counters from the cupboard, but you can also use sets from the dollar store or any others that you have.
Measurement for Kindergarten Activities
Keep the learning fun going with these fun math centers. Several of these activities are great for circle time or classroom activities.
Class Poll & Graph Block Towers
There are 4 different classroom polls in this set. Give each of the children a block and then let them take turns voting for their favorites. Watch the graph change as the towers grow. So fun!!
Blow & Measure Pom Pom Game
You are looking at what may be our favorite activity of the set!! The kids LOVED blowing their pom poms and trying to hit the center. Measuring the distance from the center was great practice as well.
Weight Station Cards
Have you ever made a weigh station? This is a truly hands-on, exciting way to learn about measurement. Your biggest challenge may be trying to get them to stop. 🙂
Draw It: Taller or Shorter
Add a little bit of art to your measurement work. My kiddos always love using dry erase markers, and this is the perfect opportunity.
Planting by Size Flowers Activity
I’m not sure if the kids had more fun making the flowers or planting them in the playdough. Either way, it was great sorting by size practice.
Non-Standard Rulers Measurement
Here is some more non-standard measurement practice for your students. We love these accordion fold style rulers because they are whimsical and fun. Children will need help folding and cutting these out.
Kindergarten Graphing Worksheets
We teach graphing as part of measurement in kindergarten. Here are a few fun options for practicing graphing either alone or in small groups.
Sort and Graph Shapes
Use this page to sort buttons by color or by shape.
Sort and Graph Legos
What colors are your Legos? Are there more of one color than another? Find out when you graph them.
Sort and Graph Cereal Colors
Use this as a snacktivity. What are the colors in your ziplock bag of cereal.
MEASUREMENT KINDERGARTEN WORKSHEETS
In addition to the hands-on math centers above, we also created 15 fun kindergarten measurement worksheets for you. These worksheets include coloring, cut and paste, sorting by size, and measurement.
Measurement and Sorting Worksheets
These worksheets are designed to give kids lots of different ways of looking at measurement. They’ll work on sorting, do critical thinking to estimate which item is heavier, and sort by size.
Non-Standard Measurement Worksheets for Kindergarten
Non-standard measurement helps kids start to learn the concept of measuring larger items by units of another smaller item. It’s what we teach before kids are ready to start using the standard or metric system.
Graphing and Measurement Worksheets
Here are more options for kids to work on their graphing, estimating and comparing weight, and comparing length.
Grab ALL of these amazing kindergarten measurement worksheets and activities for your next kindergarten math unit today and have your best math centers yet.
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