One of Lovey’s current preschool skills is nonstandard measurement. Chocolate kisses make a great tool for measuring, so I set up a couple of different math activities using them. This first activity was designed to practice measuring length. We used chocolate kisses, common objects, and a free printable recording sheet.
I set the materials out for Lovey and introduced the measurement activity. The biggest challenge I usually see for kids is remembering to line the first object up right with the edge of the object. Sometimes kids also need help remembering to place the objects end to end instead of leaving spaces between them.
Lovey measured each of the objects, counted the amount of chocolate kisses, and recorded the results on the recording sheet.
When she was finished we compared the amounts she found for each of the objects.
Below you can download the free printable we used for this activity. It includes two options, the one shown here with pictures and another blank table for older kids to draw or write the name of an object they choose to measure.
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