Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inch By Inch

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!
To download this activity click the picture below.


  1. Too cute!:o) Thanks for sharing!!


  2. Love it! Into my measurement tub it goes!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Just found your blog...I'm your newest follower! Yay! Love this book, love your activity! Thanks for sharing for free. :)

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  6. Man, are you a lifesaver right now. I am a new homeschooling mom, and we are required to read this book and do some activities with it. I am behind on getting the project done and sat down and googled "inch by inch activities", your blog came up, and I clicked and printed. I am one happy homeschooler right now. Thanks a ton for sharing, and yes, especially for free. I will be following you from now on. :)

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  9. This is a fantastic add to my hands on measure it file.
    Thank You!