Buddy’s Height

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - object control, fine-motor skills, eye-hand coordination
  • Intellectual - measuring, counting, exploring number value/number line, identifying units of measurement
  • Emotional - independence, confidence, sense of accomplishment
  • Social - sustainability (use of recycled/discardable materials), influencing others, teamwork
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Give kids the chance to have fun while discovering their height in a creative manner.
Skill Level
Intermediate
Suitable for
5-6 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Discardable IKEA tape measure (white coloured measuring paper readily available free in their stores)
  • Colouring materials
  • Laminating pouch & machine (optional)
  • Double sided tape

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Using the discardable IKEA measuring tape, ask the children to decorate it using various colouring materials.

Step 3

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Paste the tape on the wall by using double sided tape.

Step 4

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Ask the children to take their height measurements. Jot down the results labeled with the unit of measurement used (inches or centimetres). Discuss in a group their findings: the importance of sustainability efforts (recycling, reuse, reduce), units of measurements used and results of the height taken by each pair (each pair to present the results in the group).

Ask the Kids

How tall are you?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below