Children will come across measuring sometime in their lives and need to learn how to measure. Make it fun by putting together this measuring busy box!
You can simply use the (free) printable cars, or/and add your own toys too for extra learning fun! (Laminate it to make it reusable) I used toys that most kids will have so that it is easy to find similar toys to the ones on the cards. There is a blank sheet too, if you want to make cards with your own toys. Take photos of your toys and attach or scan it in if you have a program to do so.
Choose a ruler or a measuring tape. A ruler is slightly easier to use than a measuring tape because it does not move unlike a measuring tape.
Show your child how to measure. Place the ruler/tape exactly between the two lines. Introduce centimeters, millimeters or inches, whichever ones you use in your country(we use cm and mm). Some of the pictures and objects will not be exactly on a number, so show your child how to count the little marks in between too. Use the little block to write down the measurements.
If you choose to use real toys, make sure to measure precise. To measure precisely is a skill and takes concentration and precision, this is good practice!
A lovely little busy box to practice measuring skills and to investigate too! Which object is the shortest, which one is the longest? Which objects is the same?
You will find the measuring cards on our FREEBIES page. Follow instructions below to get access!