Skills: Measurement / Linear Measure / Weight / Capacity / Brainstorming / Categorizing
In first grade, your child learned about length, height, weight and capacity. In second grade, you child continues to work with these measures and recognizes their differences.
Make a set of playing cards, each labeled with a phrase that identifies a measure of length, height, weight, or capacity. Use the following phrases to get started and have fun brainstorming others.
Length: 15 foot giraffe, 3 inch mouse, mile-high city, 40 yard dash, 4 centimeter noodle
Weight: 20 pound watermelon, 85 gram candy bar, 103 pound porpoise, 65 pound child, 12 ounce bag of pretzels
Capacity: 12 cups of popcorn, 6 teaspoons of sugar, 2 gallons of lemonade, 7 tablespoons of flour, 1 liter of juice
Shuffle the cards and set aside face down. Put a ruler, scale and teaspoon, or a sign representing each on the table.
Sit beside your child. Alternate turns. Draw a card from the pile, read the phrase, and state whether the item is a measure of length, height, weight or capacity. Place the card directly below the ruler for length and height, the scale for weight, or the teaspoon for capacity. The game ends when all the cards have been drawn and categorized.