Math Centers: Kindergarten Measurement


This set of kindergarten math centers includes 10 engaging measurement station activities to teach about five measurement attributes (length, height, width, weight, and capacity) as well as classification.

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When teaching kindergarten measurement and data standards, it’s so important to provide lots of vocabulary practice and hands-on learning. This set of kindergarten math centers includes 10 engaging measurement station activities to teach about five measurement attributes (length, height, width, weight, and capacity) as well as classification. Designed for independence, these measurement activities help you cover your kindergarten standards by giving students lots of time to explore beginning measurement concepts and vocabulary.
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These Kindergarten Math Centers Include:

This set includes ten printable math centers. Each center includes:

✔ Teacher Directions (with differentiation ideas)

✔ Student Directions Card (with pictures and “I can” statements)

✔ Illustrated Label (for organization)

✔ Recording Sheets (for accountability, follow-up, assessment, or enrichment)

✔ Printable Task Cards and/or Game Pieces (in color and black and white)
The centers in this set include activities to practice measurement concepts related to the attributes height, weight, length, width, and capacity. Children will practice comparing items that have a measurable attribute in common, will explore non-standard units, and will work on sorting and classifying.

10 Measurement Centers:

▶ Roll-Build-Compare
Students build towers using blocks and compare their height in this partner game.

▶ Cube Measuring
Students use a tower of ten cubes as a non-standard measurement tool to determine the length of pictures. A variation allows students to make and record a prediction before measuring and recording their findings.

▶ Geoboards Create & Compare
Students work with partners to copy two similar geoboards designs. They then use measurement vocabulary to have a quiet conversation comparing their designs.

▶ Measurement Card Games
Students play a simple card game to practice determining which pictures have more or less of each measurable attribute: weight, length, height, width, and capacity.

▶ Which Is Heavier?
Students use a balance scale to compare the weights of various sets of manipulatives.

▶ Make It Balance
Students work to balance a scale using various manipulatives.

▶ Marker Measuring
Students compare the length of different classroom objects (or pictures) and then sort the items into two sets: shorter than a marker and longer than a marker.

▶ Capacity Guess & Check
Students estimate and then use pom poms to measure the capacity of various containers. Next, they cut and glue to order pictures from least to greatest capacity.

▶ Sorting Three Ways
Students sort sets of cards by three different attributes (color, shape, and size). They then count the number of cards in each category and write the numbers.

▶ Measuring with Me
Students compare their own heights with those of things and people found in the classroom. They then have additional opportunities for thinking about and comparing height.

How to Use These Measurement Centers:

To get these kindergarten measurement centers up and running you will need to gather a few basic supplies (listed below), do some printing and laminating, and spend a little time teaching your students how to engage with the activities.

These measurement activities are flexible and should work with however you operate your math station time. Some of the activities have partner-play options. If you teach math in a small-group format, you may wish to introduce these activities in your groups. Since many kindergarten measurement and data standards expect students to master vocabulary, a verbal component is important. Having a teacher or helper encourage students to use measurement words correctly as they play can really help students become skilled at talking about math!

More Information:

Because this set of math centers includes activity variations as well as color and black-and-white versions, it is a very large file! The PDF you download includes a guide to help you easily navigate the file to find what you need.

This resource includes a clickable table of contents to bring you to each of the ten centers. Each section includes the following components in this order:

• Teacher Directions

• Student Directions (most centers include more than one version)

• Printable Center Materials in Color

• Recording Sheets (for follow-up, assessment, enrichment, or accountability)

• Printable Center Materials and Student Directions in Black and White


Suggested Materials:

card stock, laminating film
write-and-wipe sleeves (optional)
dry erase markers/erasers
clipboards (optional)
6-sided dice
geoboards, rubber bands
balance scales
counting bears
connecting cubes/snap cubes
plastic links
mini erasers
1.5” craft pom poms
containers (2 different plastic cups, 1-cup measuring cup, paper/polystyrene bowl)
comb binding (optional)
storage containers/bags

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Susan Jennings (My Happy Place)


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