Measure with Me
Piece of yarn, scissors
Which things in the house are taller than your child and which are shorter? Help her find out by cutting a length of yarn to her height and then "measuring" pieces of furniture, large toys, etc. to see which are shorter than her and which are taller. You can make this a game by writing down several household items on a piece of paper and having your child guess ahead of time whether she thinks it will be taller or shorter than her. Write down the guesses, and then see whether they were right as you work through your measurements. Learning to measure is an important skill for older preschoolers and kindergarteners. This activity is a great way to practice and have fun!