We've been learning about capacity, length, and weight. Last week we had "Camp Measurement" Activities. You can find all of these activities on TPT.
Fishing For the Right Unit of Capacity
Students used a magnetic fishing pool to "fish". Once they "caught" a fish they put it in the correct boat. For example, bathtub would go in the gallon boat. When studying capacity, we also traveled to the "Land of Gallon". This week we will be making Gallon Frogs! (My colleague found this awesome activity!)
My Own Can of Worms
Students had to go "digging" for worms to use for fishing. Without looking they dug through a pot of "dirt" (shredded brown paper) to find a worm. They would then place the worm in the correct can (the unit of length).
Filling up on Flies
This activity was by far the students' favorite. They used party blowers that had a piece of Velcro attached to the end to "catch" a fly. After the fly was caught, they put the fly onto the frog with the correct weight (tons, pounds, ounces).
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