# capacity activities

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Kids have a lot of misconceptions about capacity, and they can really only be cleared up through hands-on exploration. Sadly, I don't think they get opportunities for this like we did when we were kids. Instead of playing in a sand box or with cups and bowls in the bathtub, kids are playing with iPads and Wii's. And so many districts (mine included) are taking away sand and water tables from kindergarten, in favor of more "rigor." Because of this, kids are not building the schema necessary…

This packet is all about the difference between volume and capacity and uses a hands on approach to help students explore this concept. Students will construct their own boxes and then investigate the volume of each container. There is no need to source a range of different containers and boxes. In...

We recently started a study on measurement for math. We started with capacity. We have already completed a mitten capacity investigation ....

Help your child practice his skills with volume with this printable worksheet, which asks him to measure how much liquid items can hold.

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Have I told you all how excited I am about summer?! I mean 12 more days and I can sleep in!! Hallelujah! We have started a summer countdown chain in our room that looks similar to this one. I saw it weeks ago on Pinterest and knew I had to do! Not quite sure if …

Have I told you all how excited I am about summer?! I mean 12 more days and I can sleep in!! Hallelujah! We have started a summer countdown chain in our room that looks similar to this one. I saw it weeks ago on Pinterest and knew I had to do! Not quite sure if …

Measurement is a great opportunity for our students to participate in hands-on activities, explore their environment and learn a bunch of ...

Measurement is a great opportunity for our students to participate in hands-on activities, explore their environment and learn a bunch of ...

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**Free for the first 50 downloads!** This activity has 3 differentiated activities with the same cards. 2 sets of items to measure, one with with a red line (students line up ruler/non-standard item to measure next to red line) or they are free to measure without the red line. (starting/ending poin...

This FREEBIE is designed to help your students practice measuring and comparing volume/capacity with non-standard units. Your students will enjoy measuring McDonalds cups with cubes, cotton balls and pasta. Included, you will find: -recording sheet -I Can Cards Your students are sure to enjoy usin...

Lesson plans, activities and ideas for kindergarten classrooms, including math problem-solving, reading workshop, writer's workshop, inquiry-based science journals, literacy centers and more!