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Measurement Worksheets: Capacity

Hi everyone! This worksheet pack has many fun activities for kiddos to learn the concept of “Capacity”. Why not make learning about capacity fun with your kiddos by joining all their favourite things to do (like colouring/cutting/pasting/blocks/water play) into amazing learning experiences? Let’s do it! 🙂 The Capacity packet contains 21 black and white worksheets that include a variety of non-standard, customary and metric capacities for optimal learning in this area. These are best suited for children in Kindergarten (Prep/Foundation), Grade 1 and Grade 2. They can be used for independent learning and practice, group work or table time. Learning about capacity is an important mathematical concept for children to learn to be able to ‘measure’ the space inside something. This then leads to further investigation, inquisition, and problem solving which develops their mathematical skills. They should continue practicing these skills until they are confident and capable to identify and solve the concept of ‘capacity’ in multiple variations. The worksheets can be used in conjunction with various hands-on manipulatives, which is super fun for the kiddos to get a good visualization of capacity in action. Grab some popular items you have around that the kiddos will enjoy like Lego, cubes, cotton buds, rice or coins and watch them have loads of fun colouring, cutting, pasting, sorting, weighing and counting, while learning! You’re already winning! Kiddos will have the opportunity to colour, order, sort, measure, read, draw, estimate, find and much more with these worksheets! Talk about multi-tasking! We are on a roll! 🙂 Kiddos will learn descriptive words to measure capacity like ‘longer, shorter, heavier, lighter, empty, full, large, small, most, least’ etc. The use of visual word cards for beginner kiddos would also be beneficial to support development in this learning area to connect the words to the corresponding capacity. You can incorporate everyday activities into this learning topic by doing some other small activities. Some might include: measuring each others height, or height of other things; play with sand/rice/water filling containers, or use non-standard measurement tools like their hands, palms or fingers to estimate lengths or sizes of things. Sorting activities to show examples of sizes/weight and even demonstrating filling a glass to show empty, half full or full by filling the space ‘capacity’. All off these would help get visualization for them to differentiate and problem-solve how capacity works. Children can learn about basic operations, fractions, weight, concepts of ‘more/less’, ‘full/empty’, ‘big/small’, ‘most/least’. Metric capacity will... read more

Alphabet What Doesn’t Belong?

Hi everyone! Want your kiddos to work on identifying skills? Then this one is for you! “What doesn’t belong?” alphabet cards are great to build on letter identification and letter sound differentiation. This card activity can help your children problem solve which image does not ‘sound’ the same and identify which one does not belong. This is perfect for getting your kiddos some hands-on practice with visual discrimination; which is an essential skill to have to learn to read, but helps them differentiate one object from another. It also helps kids ‘hear’ and think of which sounds start the ‘same’ or are ‘different’. This book contains 26 alphabet (beginning sounds) ‘What Doesn’t Belong?’ cards and an additional card for the letter X (ending sound) is included. Each letter card has 3 coloured images next to an alphabetic letter on it that the kiddos are to use their skills to find out which of the 3 images do not correspond with the corresponding letter sound. To prepare the alphabet cards for this activity: print, laminate them for durability and cut them along the dotted lines to separate them. You may use clothes pegs, counting cubes, bingo chips, lego or any other manipulative to place where the “wrong” picture (that does not belong). Using pegs in particular for this activity, adds to their learning as it promotes fine motor muscle and coordination skills and aids in finger grip development, but any manipulative can be used. For beginner kiddos, most of the images are easy to identify without any prompting, but it may be beneficial for you to first give some guidance. Maybe sound the letter so they can hear it, then point to each image and prompt them to guess the pictures or name the pictures for them. Then ask which does not “sound” like it would start with the alphabetic letter on that card. For advanced kiddos, this activity would be very easy to complete on their own without much or any assistance. The activity can be further expanded though to expand learning opportunities. Ask the child to explain how they think the two remaining items are alike and how they think the ‘wrong’ one is different. This is great to encourage vocabulary and sentence building, by identifying and reasoning to complete the activity. The great thing is that this activity can be done in a classroom setting, through distance learning or even out somewhere on the go. Pack the... read more

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