Last week we suggested having the children plant seeds. Once the plants are growing, we can use them to learn how to chart growth.
A graph showing the growth of our new plants is a fun way to teach measuring. Use butcher paper or poster board to make the chart large enough for all the children to see clearly.
Children may need a little help in learning how to measure. Use real or plastic plants of different sizes. Demonstrate how to hold the ruler against the plant. Mark down the height. Now measure plants of different sizes. Can they see the difference? Let the children practice measuring.
Plant growth might be a little slow for some children. Some may be expecting several feet of growth a day! This might be a good time to share a good story.
Check the ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Book section on your free lesson plan for ideas.