I wanted a preschool math activity that focused on size discrimination and measuring skills; this Measure It! Preschool Busy Bag is the result of my brainstorm session!
- pipe cleaner, ribbon, rick rack, lace, popsicle sticks, leather cord, dental floss, plastic cord, yarn, embroidery floss, etc.
- three rulers and three sorting mats (printed on cardstock or on paper and laminated)
- gallon sized Ziploc bag
1. Print the file and cut the six pieces out (laminate, if desired).
2. Cut 6-8 pieces of string (or whatever material you are using) 7 inches long.
3. Cut 6-8 pieces 5 inches long.
4. Cut 6-8 pieces 3 inches long.
5. Place everything in your Ziploc bag and attach label with packing tape.
To use this activity–
Show your student how to measure each item.
Once he determines how long it is (as long as the shark, dog, or caterpillar), he then should set the piece on the corresponding mat. He should continue measuring and sorting until all the pieces are on the mats.
Looking for more ideas? You can find all of my Preschool Activity Bag ideas here on the blog, and you can also check out my Pinterest Board.