Make learning about and practicing measuring fun with this free printable measurement hunt. This EPIC measurement activities for kids is such a fun, hands on math activity for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students. We love math games and math activities to keep kids engaged and make learning fun!
Are your children working on learning how to take measurement? Kids will have fun practicing measuring items with inches, feet, meters, and centimeters using this fun, free printable Measurement Hunt. This is such a fun Measurement Activities for Kids that makes practicing using a ruler fun for grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this simple measurement activity can be easily adapted for elementary kids or even middle schoolers. Use it as extra practice, summer learning, math center in your classroom, or supplement to your homeschool math curriculum.
Measurement Activities for Kids
To complete this fun math activity you will need a few simple materials:
- Recording page for each student (download below)
- Question cards printed, laminated and cut out (download below)
- Rulers, yard or meter sticks, measuring tape and pencils
5th grade measurement activities
The object of this measurement activity is for kids to find objects equal to the given measurement. This activity is great for parents, teachers and homeschoolers and is a great way to show kids how math matters in real life! Use this for summer learning, math field trip outdoors, etc. This activty is wonderful for grade 3 math, grade 4 math, and even grade 5 math!
This simple challenge will help kids practice a variety of measurement skills:
- They will learn to correctly use tools such as rulers and yard sticks
- They will learn to estimate lengths and sizes of objects
- They will practice converting measurements
- They will deepen their understanding of fractions as they compare measurements in various units (i.e. 3 inches is equal 1/4 of a foot)
Plus, this would make an excellent opportunity to get outside and explore nature! If the weather’s not cooperating, however, you can also complete this in your home or classroom.
Measurement games for 2nd grade
Set up is extremely easy. Simply print a recording page for each student. Then, print out the question cards (either one page or both). Depending on how many kids are participating, you may need to print multiple copies. For durability, you may also want to print the cards on card stock and then laminate them. This way you can use this again and again as a fun review. Cut out the cards and you’re ready to begin! There are 2 pages of question cards to use with this activity, depending on the age and ability of your students.
The first page focuses on measurement with inches and feet. If you only want to work on these measurements, only print the first page of questions (or print multiple copies if you use this with a large class). The second page of questions includes inches, feet, centimeters and meters, and also uses various measurement terms such as tall, wide, deep, etc. to encourage an understanding of 3D measurements.
To begin, kids can either draw cards 1 at a time, go find an object and record it, then draw a new card, or you can give each student 5 cards at a time and they can complete their entire chart at once.
Measurement activities for 2nd grade
How to complete the Measurement Conversions for Kids section of their chart is entirely up to you. Very young kids can skip this section. For kids being introduced to fractions, you may want to focus only on inches and feet and converting between the two. For instance, if their question is in inches, they would convert to feet and vice versa. With older kids, you may want to leave it open ended. Simply instruct them to convert to one other measurement (of their choice).
Whatever you decide, be sure to make it clear to students before you let them start. You may also want to write the “conversion” instructions on the board for them to refer back to. Once everyone understands the instructions, kids are free to “hunt” for their measurements! This is a great opportunity to practice estimating measurements, as well as starting some great math talks among students.
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Measurement for Kids
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