It’s fun to explore measurement with some fun Nonstandard Measurement Games.
How many things can you measure? Measure a room, your foot, or even your full body.
This fun selection of measurement games are hands-on and engaging. They’re perfect for learning at home!
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What is Nonstandard Measurement?
Nonstandard measurement is when you use an object, other than a ruler, to measure the length or width of an object.
So, let’s go have some fun and use our feet, our hands, our toys, or even straws to explore measurement.
Fun Nonstandard Measurement Games
Measure with hearts, handprints, LEGO Bricks, and more with these fun math activities.
Nonstandard Measurement Games
Explore measurement with these fun nonstandard measurement games for kids. These hands-on math activities with make learning fun for your kids.
Valentine Nonstandard Measurement Activity
This Valentine's Day activity uses heart doilies to measure different items. But you can adapt it for any holiday by cutting shapes out of paper. (For example, you can measure with shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day.)
Measuring with Kind Hands
Make Kind Hands, which are your handprints labeled with acts of kindness, to measure just how tall you are.
Measuring with the Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Place one foot in front of the other to measure all sorts of items with this fun idea inspired by Dr. Seuss's The Foot Book.
Fun Body Measurement Activities with a Piece of String
Use a piece to string to measure and compare the length of different parts of your body.
Measuring With Straws
Paper straws are a great tool to use for nonstandard measurement. Use them to measure and record the lengths of different items.
Measuring Activity For Preschoolers
Use small blocks, such as Unifix Cubes to measure your hands and feet.
Handprint Measuring and Number Lines
Use cutouts of your handprint to measure and then make a fun handprint number line with this fun activity.
Measuring Length in Non-Standard Units with Candy Hearts
Use candy hearts as a measuring tool with this great activity. Includes fun printables to help you measure.
Space Nonstandard Measurement Activity
Use some fun space-themed measurement printables to explore nonstandard measurement.
Measuring with Magna-Tiles
Do you have Magna-Tiles at home? They're a fun tool to use to explore measurement with this activity.
Preschool Math Lesson : Lego Measurement
How many LEGOs tall is your drinking glass? Use LEGOs to explore measurement all around the house.
How to Make Bean Rulers
Make your own ruler out of dry beans to use while you explore nonstandard measurement.
Which one of these fun ideas do you think you’ll try with your kids?
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