How Tall Are You?

Measuring is an important part of math and science. Children love to measure!


  • a ruler
  • pencil and paper
  • the smallest and largest shoe in your home


Have your child lay down on the ground. Put a mark at the bottom of your child’s foot and top of their head. Have your child stand up! Now measure between the two marks—use a ruler to measure how tall your child is in inches.

Next, pick other things to use as your measure!

  • How many feet, walking heel to toe?
  • How many hands?
  • How many small shoes and large shoes?

Write down your measurements. Try measuring family members, too!