1-2-3 I Mustache You To Please Measure Stuff With Me!
I've had quite a few requests for measurement activities that will help review Common Core State Standards: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2.
I thought it would be extra fun for your students to become a detective, don a mustache and scamper around the room figuring out the length, width, height etc. of a variety of things.
Simply run off the mustache ruler template on a variety of colored construction paper.
For ease of printing, I've included 2 on a page. Make sure you measure the ruler after you print it.
I made it to scale, but sometimes when printers read a scanned PDF they print it a bit smaller. Simply enlarge it a tad on your copier, so that it is exactly 10 inches.
Students trim their "stache" and do one of the measuring worksheets that you've run off.
There are 10 different measuring activities to choose from.
Several of the worksheets ask students to find and measure things, others ask them to measure their mustache with "stuff," like paperclips, unifix cubes, their thumb, etc.
I've also included a cut and glue longer or shorter comparison activity.
Students measure the objects shown on their paper and then decide if they are longer or shorter than their mustache.
They then cut and glue the representative picture to the appropriate side of their graph.
There are also 2 "measure the animal" worksheets. One is Tatum the turtle, the other Alfred the alligator.
Click on the link to view/download the I Mustache You To Measure packet.
I hope these activities measure up, and that you'll enjoy doing them as much as I did designing them.
Do you have a measurement or mustache activity you could share with us? I'd enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment below.
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