Last time we did a dinosaur unit we compared our foot to the size of a dinosaur foot, it was a lot of fun and so I knew we needed to include another measuring activity in this dinosaur unit. This time around we are not using lifesize dinosaur footprints, instead we will be using smaller prints that can be measured in blocks.
This preschool measurment activity will focus on measuring dinosaur footprints using blocks to measure.
P.S. Check out our life-size dinosaur footprint activity here.
Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Measurement

  • Use nonstandard units to measure items (hand lengths, string lengths, etc.)
  • Describe and compare objects using general measurements such as heavy, light, big, small, short, tall, long, always, never

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Measurement

  • Use nonstandard units to measure items (hand lengths, string lengths, etc.)
  • Describe and compare objects using general measurements such as heavy, light, full, empty, big, small, short, tall, long, always, never, sometimes

Required Materials

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Dinosaur Track Measuring Template

*Blocks

*Scissors

Step #1
Print and cut out the Dinosaur Track Measuring Template.
Step #2
Use blocks to measure the length of each footprint and count the blocks.
Step #3
Talk with your Lil’ and compare the lengths of each footprint. Start by comparing 2 at a time and as they seem ready, add more.

Teacher Tip

If you do not have blocks you can improvise on the manipulative that you use. Pom poms, toy dinosaurs, and paper clips are some ideas of other manipulatives that you can use.

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