More Measurement Fun {Freebie}

Hiya Peepers

Shuna here

We just wrapped up our measurement unit

This last week we studied capacity

We have lots of hands on fun and the kiddos loved every second of it

Although it was fun, 

Let me tell ya 
This has got to be one of the most frustrating units to teach besides time and money!
The kiddos have a hard time trying to think critically when it comes to measuring things.

Here are some things that we did this week and some goodies that I used to help me teach this concept

First up we used these lovely posters from Angelica

to review all different types of measurement

We did some sorting using this freebie file

Which was also a great review of all the other kinds of measurement that we had previously covered

To introduce the lesson I placed lots of containers in front of the students and we discussed how much they think each container will hold and put them in order 

The kiddos then got to explore using water, cereal and marshmallows

The marshmallows were left over from previous math lessons

and we are going to use those bad boys for a long, long time

I laid out lots of different sized objects to measure with and the kiddos gradually began to see that the larger the object that they measured with the less work they would have to put in to fill their container

The little one the left quickly figured out that it took a long, long time to fill container so she decided to cheat a little

Awe, kinders

We also used our estimation skills to predict how many scoops each container would hold

Some of the kiddos still had a hard time seeing that width and height makes a difference

The kiddos will be doing lots more hands on experiments in centers so that they can explore this concept more

First thing the kiddos did was order the containers from which they thought would how the least to which ones they thought would hold the most

The kiddos mostly got all of them correct

But I let them explore and fill the containers with water and then we labeled and discussed why their estimations were correct or not so correct

After we finished the kiddos could all tell me why the one in the middle held more then the one after it

To finish up the week

I put the kiddos in groups of three and set different containers around the room and the kiddos had to rotate to each station and determine the capacity of each container.

We used our enVision workbook page to complete this activity

This little page is about the only good thing about enVision

I H.A.T.E. it!!!!!

With a freakin passion


I laid several containers around the room and labeled them with a number

The kiddos used cubes to measure the capacity of each and recorded it on their paper

If you do not have enVision you can use this little diddy that I just whipped up

I wanted to call it Fill ‘Er Up

but thought that might have been a little inappropriate

After we finished up our little measurement unit we

took this little quick assessment from Busy Me Plus Three

For more ideas check out this awesome site for things to do step by step when teaching capacity

There are also some great freebies and a powerpoint that you can use

Peace Out Peeps

Teach On!!

7 Replies to “More Measurement Fun {Freebie}”

  1. Am sooooo in love with this post! Thank you!! So hands on; so practical! Am definitely going to use it with my homeschooler. Loved the use of Froot Loops too (that's what they are called in Oz; hope it's the same in the US). Well done you!

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight with perfect timing because we start our capacity unit this week. Yay! Thanks for the great ideas- have never thought to use food (other than rice) for capacity

  3. Those are some great ways to teach capacity! When my students are measuring with nonstandard units, I usually have to big battles. The first is naming the unit. The second is getting them to line the units up when measuring length and width!

    My Kinder-Garden

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