What you'll need
Bags of groceries
What
to do
1. Have your child guess
how many objects there are in a bag.
Ask:
Is it full? Could it hold
more? Could it tear if you put more in it?
Are there more things in
another bag of the same size? Why do some bags hold more or less than
others?
2. Estimate the weight of
the bag of groceries.
Does it weigh 5 pounds,
10 pounds, or more?
How can you check your
estimate?
Now, compare one bag to
another.
Which is lighter or
heavier? Why?
This activity exposes
children to the experiences of counting items and comparing qualities,
as well as to judging spatial relationships and capacity.
It shows how to estimate
weight by feeling how much the bag weighs, comparing it to a known
weight (such as a bag of sugar), or weighing it on a scale.
PS: Consider doing more fun printable
math activities.
