Buddy's Height

by Realo Maria Andrea Olores

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Give kids the chance to have fun while discovering their height in a creative manner.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 5-6 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

Buddy's Height

Learning Framework

  • Physical - object control, fine-motor skills, eye-hand coordination

  • Intellectual - measuring, counting, exploring number value/number line, identifying units of measurement

  • Emotional - independence, confidence, sense of accomplishment

  • Social - sustainability (use of recycled/discardable materials), influencing others, teamwork

Materials

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Step 1

Using the discardable IKEA measuring tape, ask the children to decorate it using various colouring materials.

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Step 3

Ask the children to take their height measurements. Jot down the results labeled with the unit of measurement used (inches or centimetres). Discuss in a group their findings: the importance of sustainability efforts (recycling, reuse, reduce), units of measurements used and results of the height taken by each pair (each pair to present the results in the group).

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  • Discardable IKEA tape measure (white coloured measuring paper readily available free in their stores)

  • Colouring materials

  • Laminating pouch & machine (optional)

  • Double sided tape

Step 2

Paste the tape on the wall by using double sided tape.

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