A couple weeks ago, we pulled out our kitchen scale and measured a bunch of household items. It made a great toddler and preschooler math and science activity! Emma did a great job recording her data. I’m not convinced that she understands what it means to weigh something, but it’s a start! This is a simple activity that we can do over and over as the kids grow older, and their understanding of what is happening will grow with each repetition. Emma weighed a pocket dictionary that she has been carrying around, a small snowman, an apple, and a pair of sunglasses. We kept this round short, because I want this to be something they look forward to doing.
Weighing Household Items: A Great Toddler and Preschooler Math and Science Activity
Johnny weighed a stuffed gingerbread man, a stuffed snowman, an apple, and his sunglasses. He didn’t really understand the exercise, but he got some letter, number, and equal sign practice in. He’s doing really well with his letters, and it’s nice for him to want to write them on paper instead of typing them on the computer!
Lily put her own artistic spin on the entire project. Most importantly, all three kids had fun learning together!
What science activities have your kids been enjoying?