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.
