Bigger & Smaller

Recommended Age: 3+ | Mathematical Topic: Measurement & Fractions

Two plates

Different objects from around your home

What To Do

In this activity, you will be helping your child organize different objects based on their size.

1 Set up two large plates next to one another with some space in between.
2 Choose an object from around your home and place it between the two plates.
3 Invite your child to find objects from around the house and compare them to the one you placed between the plates. Have them put all of the bigger objects on one plate, and all of the smaller objects on the other.
4 When your child is ready to switch things up, start over with a new object in the center.

What To Know

This activity is a great way to introduce your child to measurement words like large, small, short, tall, wide, and narrow. Through this activity, children can see that measurement is a way to compare and categorize objects.

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