The following little activity is great for children learning measurements and how to use a ruler. It’s also a fun mini art project. Follow the photos to learn how
To start you will need a piece of paper, pencil, ruler, and markers or pencil crayons.
With your pencil and ruler make two lines that connect; one vertical and one horizontal.
With your pencil, make a small mark every centimetre along the lines you’ve drawn.
You can use your ruler to help
At each point you’ve marked on the paper begin numbering.
I measured out 17cm. So I should have 17 marks on my paper.
Examples in the following 2 pictures.
Using your ruler, begin drawing a line between the matching numbers.
Example: 1 to 1, 2 to 2, and so on. You should begin to see the pattern.
After connecting all the matching numbers you should end up with something like this.
You can even fill in the spaces with different colours to create a cool effect.
I’ve created a template if you’re out and about and your kids want something to do.
(Don’t forget your rulers) ;) DOWNLOAD HERE: RULER DESIGN
Hope you all have an excellent start to the Winter Season!