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!
Keep warm 🙂
- Author – Trina Ayling
Trina lives in Cranbrook, BC with her husband and two boys. She is presently a trustee for School District 5. Miss Emily Goes to Bat is the first in a series of books that Trina is writing for Whimsical Publishing with the theme that every child is unique and special in his or her own way.
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Here is a sneak peek of the cover of our secound colouring book coming out this fall!
Oh how the summer days fly by and all of a sudden we realize that we haven’t done a post in weeks! OOPS! Don’t miss this though – it is a sneak peek of the cover to one of our NEW colouring books coming out this fall!!! Woohoo!