Eaton loves banana shakes I make for him. We always talk about measurements: how much milk or orange juice do we need in order to make a shake for him. I thought that it would be appropriate time to introduce volume lesson. As you could see from my previous post about Eaton's Classroom I put some measurement flashcards on the wall. I left it there for about 2 weeks. Whenever Eaton was interested he was reading them and looking at these big pictures. ( Flashcards came with my yearly membership from here- I recommend this website a lot-$23 a year is nothing for what they offer!)
I created that activity using 5 plastic cups I already had in my kitchen. On each one of them I draw the same measurements like on flashcards using written words. I temporarily put some white napkins in order for you to see how that looks like.
On other sites of cups I created another scale with numbers. I will leave that for future fraction lessons.
Eaton was scooping red beans and filling out all cups pretty hard for about 15 minutes.
The other day I presented that activity Eaton brought his favorite toy to a table-yellow digger and was scooping with a digger bucket. He had a lot of fun that day!!