- It is important for kids to compare lengths that are
*not*in straight lines in order to gain a good perspective of relative length and distance. - You will need string for this activity.
- Have a list of things for students to find in the room based on their own body measurements. For example, find something that is just as long as the distance around your head.
- Have students complete this worksheet. They will have to measure the perimeter of different shapes with string and then draw a straight line that is the same length.
- You may want to do some similar activities in the following weeks using estimation.

- Biographical Data Organization
- Animal Alphabetizing
- Moon Months
- Food For Thought
- Exaggeration In Stories
- Sort the States of Matter
- Favorite Olympic Athlete
- Flannel Board Phonics
- Guided by the Stars
- Junk Ship
- Distances Traveled
- Corn on the Cob
- If the Earth Were Flat
- Count Pine Cone Scales
- How fast Can You Run?
- Spin the Dreidel
- Take for Granted
- Does It Measure Up?
- Picture Poems
- Discovering the Area of Triangles
- Candy Heart Count
- What Do You Picture
- Bumper Stickers
- Moldy Pumpkins
- Pocket Chart
- How Long Would It Take?
- Spaghetti vs. Macaroni
- Popping Popcorn
- Hero or Not?
- Cinco de Mayo Lookup
- Complete the Story
- What Weighs More?
- Does Warm Water Rise Too?
- Dice Probability
- Number Relationships
- Tri-Angles
- Area of a Shamrock
- Historical Perspective
- American Anthems
- Am I a Square?
- Who Is That?
- Limericks
- Election 2000
- Letter of Apology
- Literature Response
- Person, Place, or Thing?
- "A Busy Year" Art
- Hieroglyphics
- Back to Back
- What’s Your Valentine Worth?

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