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Comparing Vegetables

Ask your child to identify colors of vegetables at the grocery store. Then ask her to compare length using words such as longer and shorter.

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Extending this activity

  • -Read “The Best Bug Parade: Comparing Sizes,” by Stuart J. Murphy. Bugs on a parade are described with comparison words such as big, bigger, and biggest.

    -Using three to four vegetables, order them from shortest to longest.

Adjust for an older child

Once home, try to find other items that are the same length as the vegetables.

Adjust for a younger child

Go on a hunt for the color green at home, and find all the green items you can!

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Measurement

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