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Strawberries For a Picnic

When packing for a picnic, ask your child to estimate which container could hold 10 strawberries, and test the prediction by counting.

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Extending this activity

  • -Complete the activity using grapes instead of strawberries. Do you think the containers will hold the same amount of grapes as strawberries? More grapes? Less? Why?

    -Read “A House for Birdie” by Stuart J. Murphy. Birds come in different shapes and sizes and so do their houses. Children will enjoy finding the bird house that is the perfect fit for each bird.

Adjust for an older child

Use three different sized containers. Before you add strawberries, ask the child to line them up according to which will hold the least to which will hold the most. Add strawberries to each and count.

Adjust for a younger child

Use just one container. Count the number of strawberries it will hold.

What is being taught through this activity

  • Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Measurement

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3 thoughts on “Strawberries For a Picnic

  1. Not quite picnic weather today we used measuring cups and pomegranate poms of assorted sizes

  2. Great idea!Thanks for sharing how you made this work for your family!

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