FUN WITH RULERS

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 🙂

MATERIALS
To start you will need a piece of paper, pencil, ruler, and markers or pencil crayons.IMG_7653 

STEP 1
With your pencil and ruler make two lines that connect; one vertical and one horizontal.IMG_7655 

STEP 2
With your pencil, make a small mark every centimetre along the lines you’ve drawn.
You can use your ruler to help 🙂IMG_7656

STEP 3
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.IMG_7660IMG_7662 

STEP 4
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.IMG_7663 

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.IMG_7664

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 DESIGNRULER DESIGN

Hope you all have an excellent start to the Winter Season!
Keep warm 🙂

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