Ask your child to find a book. Can they find three items which are longer than the book and three items which are shorter? Order the items from longest to shortest. Measure the items with non-standard units of measurement such as Lego bricks or cubes to compare the difference in lengths. Record these in a list.
Can your child write down the name of each family member in order from tallest to shortest. Is the tallest person the oldest? Discuss why this might not be true. Challenge your child to measure family members using a measuring tape in cm, or in non-standard units of measurement such as using their hands or asking them to lay down on the floor and seeing how many feet it takes to measure them.
Complete the first page of Measure and record length and height by measuring a bed in hands, and measuring a bedroom with feet.
Play level 1 of this fun measuring game to practise measuring things with a ruler in centimetres/cm. Use a ruler to measure ten things around your home that are shorter than it. Write down the measurements in centimetres (cm). Remember when using a ruler to start at 0.
Complete the space themed Meteor Measuring activity. Your child will need to measure each item along the black line using a ruler and measuring carefully.
Look outside, in the garden or on your walk, can your child identify things that are taller and shorter than they are? Draw or record these. Challenge your child to find 10 things that are shorter and taller than you are. Complete the last page of Measure and record length and height, finding items in your home and measuring them to the nearest cm. Record these on the sheet.
Can your child design a logo for a rocket? Using the 2D shapes on the Tessellating Patterns worksheet. Cut out the 2D shapes to use to draw around, Challenge your child to use them to make a logo in the same way as they did with the games above.