Activities for measuring and comparing:

- When looking at two similar objects state which is the biggest/smallest, thinnest/fattest, tallest/shortest, heaviest/lightest.
- Line up chips on a plate in order, with the longest going down to the shortest.
- Organize books on a shelf in size order.
- Make cards for people with leaves or flowers with the largest going down to the smallest.
- Read stories where size is mentioned. E.g. Red Riding Hood, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
- Organize teddies or toys into size order, either by weight or height.
- With a given length e.g. a pencil, find 5 things in the house or garden which are longer, 5 things which are shorter and 5 things which are the same length.
- Find pairs of objects that are the same length/weight/height. Find objects that are double the height or half the height of a toy.
- Make a garden sculpture or collage with sticks, stones and leaves. Organize them by size.
- Become familiar with measuring resources like scales, tape measures, rulers, odometers.
- Use a finger as a measuring unit. How many fingers long is the table, the chair, the rug? What happens if we measure with our thumb instead?
- Draw a large outline of yourself on the floor (piece of paper or use chalk on the ground). How many pencils long are you/are your arms/is your head?
- Cut out a card version of your foot. Be a detective and find something that is One "foot" long, 2 "feet" long, 3 "feet" long.