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Measuring for Self-Awareness

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

Science/Discovery/Nature

Topic:

Numbers

Content:

Science

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

4 Years Old

Interaction:

Small Group

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Materials:

Paper and writing materials
Art materials
Bathroom scales
Smaller scales
Tape measures
Rulers and yardsticks
Possessions: shoes, coats, sweaters, favorite toys, classroom materials, any other items teachers
and children wish to include



Instructions:

1. Introduce the activity with a short discussion about differences and similarities. Help the
children design and create individual Measurement Books, using paper and art materials.
2. Let the children pick partners. Working with partners broadens self-esteem and enhances the
children’s social development.
3. Children measure and weigh each other and each other’s possessions and record each
other’s measurements in their books.
4. Groups of children can make charts to include biggest, smallest, heaviest and lightest people
and possessions.
More to do
More science: Add anything that the children can measure by weight, length or volume. As the
curriculum continues to expand, so can the measurement activities.


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