Hands-On Measurement Activities

Kids will learn all about measuring with these 12 hands-on measuring activities for kids– including measuring with candy, Lego bricks, and Magna-Tiles!

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Math for Kids: 12 Hands-On Measurement Activities


Measurement is one of those math skills that we use pretty much everyday, whether we’re measuring ingredients for a recipe or figuring out how many more miles we can go on what’s left in our gas tank. By involving children in these opportunities, kids can easily gain experience working on their measuring skills in a meaningful way.


You can also create learning opportunities for your child right at home. Most of the hands-on measurement activities for kids in this collection require very little materials and are super easy to set up. Here’s 12 simple ways to encourage your child to explore measurement right at home!


12 Hands-On Measuring Activities for Kids

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Measurement Exploration Center from Buggy and Buddy

Lego Measurement from No Time for Flashcards

Estimating Circumference Using an Apple from Gift of Curiosity



measurement activities for kids

Frog Jump: Measurement and Gross Motor Activity from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Measuring Perimeter with Candy from Fantastic Fun and Learning

Measuring with Unifix Cubes from Little Bins for Little Hands



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Measuring Distance with a Homemade Catapult from Stir the Wonder

Measuring with Non-Standard Units from Frugal Fun for Boys

Measuring with Feet from Inspiration Laboratories



hands-on measuring activities for kids

Measuring with Magna-Tiles from And Next Comes L

Teach Measurement Using Yarn from The Measured Mom

Measuring with Candy Hearts from Buggy and Buddy



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  1. Thank you for featuring our estimation activity using an apple! I see lots of other great ideas here!

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