Long strips of paper
Markers, pencil, crayons, etc..
Using a ruler mark inches on piece of paper
Use only 1 line with corresponding number
Allow children to measure anything (markers,
cars, blocks, etc..)
Have them come tell you what number it goes
Have them mark it and bring it to you
Talk about what the numbers mean
i.e.. The stapler goes to the number 4,
This means the stapler is 4 inches long
Do the same for their marks and point out the
numbers as you talk about it.