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Growth Chart

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

large piece of butcher paper
markers
measuring tape



Instructions:

1. This is a great way to chart children’s growth throughout the year and teach
them about measuring.
2. Tape a large piece of butcher paper to the wall to make a growth chart.
3. Have each child stand with his back against the chart.
4. Mark the child’s height and write his name beside the mark using the same
color marker.
5. Create a key in the corner with the date and the color of the marker (for
example, you might use a green marker in September, a brown marker in
November, and so on).
6. Encourage the children to use measuring tape to measure their height on the
growth chart.
7. Remeasure the children periodically so they can see how much they’ve grown
since the last time they were measured.


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