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Kindergarten Measurement and Data

K Measurement Activities

This page provides examples of Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. All measurement and data activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings. All files for the Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For 1st and 2nd Grade Measurement and Data Activities click on the links below.


Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities

Describe and compare measureable attributes
K.MD1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Possible Activities:
Using a Balance Scale
Measurement Sentence Frames Set 1
Measurement Sentence Frames Set 2
Concept Books: Have each child complete the sentences and illustrate their own copy or enlarge the pages and make them into a class Big Book or wall story.
What is Heavy?
What is Light?
What is Short?
What is Tall?

K.MD2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of/less of” the attribute, and describe the differences.

Possible Activities:
Is it Longer?
Is it Shorter?
Comparing Towers
Which is Heavier?
Which Weighs More?
Which is Longer?

Which weighs more?

Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category
K.MD3 Classify objects into given categories; count the number in each category and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10)

Possible Activities:
Sorting Attribute Blocks
Button Sort
Pattern Block Sort 


More Kindergarten Measurement and Data Read Alouds


More Kindergarten Measurement and Data Resources


Kindergarten E-Books (click on a cover for more information)

Kindergarten Math Journals Spanish
Counting Rhymes
K-2 Addition and Subtraction Strategies
Kindergarten Math Journals Spanish

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