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Measuring the Table

At a restaurant, have your child measure the table using sugar packets and then menus. Compare and discuss the differences.

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Extending this activity

  • -Once home, recreate the activity with the kitchen table using sugar packets. Ask, “do you think it will take the same number of sugar packets to measure our kitchen table as it did to measure the table at the restaurant? Why or why not?” Let the child test his or her prediction.

    -Read "The Line Up Book" by Marisabina Russo. Discuss the creative way Sam measured the distance from his room to the kitchen. Encourage your child to measure the distance between his or her room and the kitchen using non-standard measurement.

Adjust for an older child

Once the child measures the table in sugar packets, ask him or her to estimate how many napkins it would take. Have the child compare a sugar packet to the napkin before making a prediction.

Adjust for a younger child

Use larger items to measure the table with. For example, you could use napkins and then menus.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Measurement

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One thought on “Measuring the Table

  1. I am excited to get this program started in our agency with our childcare and parents.

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