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Activity Using a Measuring Tape

Once you feel your kids have the hang of reading a measuring tape write down five objects in your house and measure these items.  Put an A beside the first item a B by the next and so on.  Next, write down the measurements on the other side of the items listed, but mix up the order.  Put a blank line in front for a place to put the correct letter.  Make a race out of it to see how fast they can measure each item and then figure out what letter goes with which item.

If your kids are still having a hard time reading a measuring tape, go back and have them read Lesson 2 of Woodshop 101 for Kids.  Also, you can now find measuring tapes that have the fractions written on the tape.  This will help, but they still will need to be able to add and subtract fractions.