# Weights and measurements worksheets

### Pumpkin spice playdough activity

Today you are going to make some seasonal pumpkin spice playdough. Are you ready to get stuck in?

### Weigh items to compare them

How good are you at estimating what something weighs? Let's try this activity, which involves estimating the weight of common household items then checking the weight on your kitchen scales.

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### Estimating height and length

Gather a selection of toys or household items that are different lengths and heights. Then ask your child to put them in length / height order and compare them using terms such as “longer / shorter / taller” and “double the length / half the height”.

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Measuring how long or short things are can be a lot of fun. Start by measuring different parts of your body – they try some tricky measuring challenges!

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### Make your own balance scale

Find a clothes hanger and two plastic cups and let's make some balance scales! Then we can have fun balancing different objects. What is heavier – a 10p coin or a toy car?

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### Capacity investigation

This super-splashy activity will introduce your child to investigating with numbers

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### Baking measurement challenge

Baking is a fantastic way to practise some of your marvellous maths skills. Have a go at making these delicious cookies.

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### Understanding capacity

Simple capacity word problems for Reception children.

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### Understand and use the vocabulary of distance

This activity is designed to help your child understand and use the vocabulary of distance and to practise solving practical problems.

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### Measuring: heavy or light?

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### Capacity spinner game

This fun game encourages your child to compare volumes using the language of measurement: full, empty, half full, quarter full, more and less.

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### The vocabulary of weight

Mr Elephant wants to collect the heavier objects and his friend Miss Mouse wants to collect the lighter objects. Can you help them?

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### Measuring objects practice

Rulers at the ready! Before you measure your items, ask a grown up to estimate how many centimetres long each item will be, then estimate the length yourself, too. Whose estimate will be the closest?

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### Measurement: comparing lengths

Are you the tallest person in your family or the shortest? Are the items in your home taller or shorter than you? Let's do some measuring to find out!

### Hand measurements

Draw around your hand on the paper or card and cut it out. Use your cut-out hand to measure things around your house, like a toy, a cupboard door, your bed. Now ask a grown-up to draw around their hand and cut it out. Measure your objects again, using your grown-up’s hand instead of yours. What do you notice?

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### Dot to dot measuring

Using your ruler, draw a line joining the dots that are the same colour. Before you measure your line, estimate how long you think the line is, then measure the line with your ruler. How close was your estimate to the actual measurement?

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### Choose an instrument to measure with

Would you use a metre stick or a ruler to measure each of these items?

### Word problems: measurement

Can you tackle these tricky word problems? They are all about measurement...

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On the grid, plot each set of coordinates then find the fourth coordinate to draw the shape given.