Today’s activities all use straws! Be sure to visit all the great blogs that are sharing learning activities with straws, you can find them all below! This Learning about Measuring with Straws activity is just the beginning!
Materials needed for the Learning about Measuring with Straws Activity #1:
Straws (to create 5-7 straw pieces per child)
1 Measuring Tape per child
Scissors (for the teachers)
Pencil and Paper
How to prepare the activity:
Cut the straws in various lengths.
For younger students, you may want to measure before you cut to get as close to the inch or centimeter mark as possible.
How to use:
Glue one straw piece on the paper.
Mark the beginning and end points.
Measure the straw.
Write the length to the right of the straw.
Repeat until the page is filled.
Allow the glue to dry before moving the page to display their hard work!
Materials needed for Learning about Measuring with Straws Activity #2:
Notebook and pencil
Learning about non-standard measurement:
Using the straws, measure various flat objects throughout the room.
Draw a representation of each object in the notebook and write the measurement beside it.
Use this opportunity to talk about the straws needing to be end to end with no gaps.
Be sure to visit the other great blogs who have shared learning activities using straws!
Mrs. P’s Specialties has some great ideas for using straws for math and ways to modify the activities for special learners!
Little Bins for Little Hands has an awesome cutting skills busy box. It’s a great way to help kids build skills while keeping them quiet.
Plus, this fun idea for
using straws from The Candy Class.