The girls made their own non-standard measuring tool...their HANDS! How many hands tall are YOU? Little girl hands! They loved getting to count the hands and make sure the numbers were in the right order! They loved measuring their friends and comparing sizes! Lots of great math vocabulary comes into play...taller, shorter, smaller, larger, tallest, smallest, shortest. AND recognizing numbers and putting numbers in order!
We also thought of some other non-standard measuring tools - markers and beanbags! Then we did the measuring with a real measuring tape...very ballpark...but they loved hearing how many inches tall they were. Their bodies are growing and so are their little minds! Ask them if they remember how tall they are!