The last activity we did with chocolate kisses was another form of measuring. Instead of measuring length this time, we worked on measuring perimeter.
As with our other math activities with chocolate kisses, I set the materials out for Lovey to discover as part of our learning time. Chocolate kisses always seem to pull her attention before other tasks, so this was her first choice for the day. 😉
Because this was her first time measuring perimeter we talked about some of the different ways to measure distance (height, length, width, and perimeter. Then she began to measure and record her data.
As she did so she made some observations. Most notably she found that the perimeter around all the objects she measured was more than the length of the objects she had measured the day before. I may provide a new set of materials with shorter perimeters to see if she can make any connections and discuss the reason why.
Below is the link to the free printable we used for this activity. It also includes a blank table so you can measure your own selection of objects.
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