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Measurement (Kindergarten)

Videos and songs to help Kindergarten kids learn to describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

Common Core Standards: K.MD.1 and K.MD.2

Learning Targets:

  • I can describe measurable attributes of objects.
  • I can describe the measurable attributes of a given object.
  • I can use measurement and geometric vocabulary when describing the attributes of objects
  • I can tell which object is longer (or shorter or taller) than the other by comparing them side by side.
  • I can tell which object can hold more (or less) than the other by filling up one of the objects and pouring it into the other one.
  • I can tell which object is heavier (or lighter) by lifting one in one hand and the other in my hand.
  • I can tell which object is warmer (or colder) than the other by touching them.

Related Topics:
More Lessons for Kindergarten, Common Core for Kindergarten

Measurement game - Measuring Length
Length Measurement is a lesson to teach length measurement and its comparison. With simple examples kids will be made familiar with the concepts: short and long, wide and narrow, tall and short.
Measurable attributes
Compare objects using measurable attributes - size, weight, length, color.

Measurable attributes 2
Describing similarities and differences between buttons. Smallest to largest amount.
Measure, Yeah, Measure
Measure Length and Weight.

The Heaviest Catch.
What's heavier or lighter than a lunch box?
A song about the things the Kindergarten children at school found out that were heavier than and lighter than a lunch box.

The Polar Bear Length Song
A measurement song comparing the length of objects. It stars a polar bear. The song uses informal and formal units of measurement.
Lesson for kids about rulers and measuring.


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