I am sharing a very cute measuring to the nearest inch activity. I love to read the book Inch by Inch By: Leo Lionni when I am introducing measurement to the nearest inch, so I thought up a neat idea to go along with the book and get my kiddos excited about learning how to measure.
I took a cute inch worm graphic and made them into all different sizes and placed them randomly around the classroom. My kiddos were given a recording form and a clipboard and were on a hunt for inch worms (big and small). They had to use their rulers to measure each inch worm to the nearest inch and record their length. They had a lot of fun with this and I loved watching my whole class ENGAGED! After I finish a lesson for the first time I usually think of something that needs to be changed, but this time all was good. I do think adding some gummy worms for a sweet treat would be neat too or an estimation/measurement activity with gummy worms for an extension…just food for thought.
Our inch worm hunt was a success!
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