Goals for Preschool Measurement:
* identifying when one object does/does not fit inside another object
Measurement & STEM Activities During Playtime
4- Put a fabric tape measure, a ruler, and a balance scale out on a shelf near the toys so your preschoolers can grab them during free play!
Measurement & STEM Activities for a Lesson
Here are a few fun ideas to get you started:
2- Go outside, let everyone find a cool rock, weigh them on a balance scale, line them up from biggest to smallest, and then try any of these rock activities!
4- Go on a Stick Hunt and look for sticks the same length as your arm, foot, and body! Use those sticks to build a bridge, dinosaur nest, or art work! You could even create a land art project for others!
5- Count straws when you make straw necklaces, pretzels when you snack, seconds when you play Hide-n-Seek, and blocks when you build. Always count!
6- HERE is a collection of preschool lessons just focusing on sizes and measurement!
My kids wake up hungry for breakfast every day...and they also wake up hungry for learning! Popping STEM activities (including fun measurement-focused projects and play) into their day makes them just as happy as fresh fruit in the morning!
Are you looking for more preschool math activities? You might enjoy this nuts and bolts game or these adorable number line penguins!
And if you're looking for more STEM for preschoolers, check out the following: