Measuring Practice with Inch by Inch { Leo Lionni Virtual Book Club for Kids }

Leo Lionni is our featured author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids this month. We were partial to three of his stories (read more about them through my Amazon affiliate links): Inch by Inch, A Color of His Own, and Little Blue and Little Yellow.

Measuring Practice with Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Inch by Inch is a fun little book about an inchworm. The inchworm is about to get eaten by a robin. The inchworm convinces the robin not to eat him because he is useful – he can measure things. The robin has the inchworm measure his tail. The robin is so impressed that he takes the inchworm to other birds that need to be measured. At the end of the book, the inchworm is spotted by a nightingale. The nightingale tells the inchworm to measure his song. Perplexed the inchworm wonders what to do. The inchworm comes up with a very clever solution.

Measuring Practice

Inch by Inch was a great springboard for some measuring practice. We grabbed a ruler and headed outside. I helped Aiden practice measuring things in our backyard. We measured flowers, rocks, plant containers, our dog’s ear, a stuffed penguin’s wing, a roly poly, a strawberry, and more.

Measuring Practice with Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

When measuring, remember to teach your child how to use the ruler. Place the edge of the ruler or the zero mark on the ruler at the end of the object to be measured. {For many rulers, the edge of the ruler is the zero mark, but for some, there is an actual 0 line.}

For more measuring fun, try out these 20 ideas to practice measuring. You can also build a hovercraft and measure how far it goes!


Virtual Book Club Summer Camp

Do you enjoy the book-based activities and ideas we all share in the blog hops? Then, the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp is for you. This FREE 5 week summer camp at home for 2 to 8 year olds starts June 24th! Click on the badge below to sign up.

Click to sign up for Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp

Virtual Book Club for Kids Co-Hosts

Here are the blogs co-hosting the Virtual Book Club for Kids. Be sure to see what Leo Lionni books and activities they chose. You can also check out the group’s Facebook page.

Toddler Approved – Rainy Day Mum – Adventures in Reading with Kids – 3 Dinosaurs – Royal Baloo – The Educators’ Spin On It – Inspiration Laboratories – Pleasantest Thing – Edventures with Kids – Two Big Two Little Playing With Words 365 – Kitchen Counter Chronicles – Outlaw Mom – Mommy and Me Book Club – Crafty Moms Share – No Twiddle Twaddle – The Good Long Road – Ready. Set. Read 2 Me – Reading Confetti – Mama Smiles– Juggling with Kids– Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas – Creekside Learning – Creative Family Fun – The Usual Mayhem –Teach Preschool – PlayDrMom – CraftoArt – Here Come the Girls – Being a Conscious Parent – Smiling like Sunshine – Crayon Freckles – Train Up a ChildSmile Play LearnEnchanted Homeschooling MomCoffee Cups and CrayonsHaving Fun at Chelle’s House – Love, Play, LearnJuggling With KidsMotherhood on a Dime – Growing Book by Book – This Reading Mama – Fantastic Fun and Learning


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