Use the activities and lessons in this collection to have fun teaching with Dr. Seuss's unique characters, imaginative tales, and rhythmic language.
Students will "use nonstandard units to measure length..." — Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework
- The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
- Oak tag
- Create a list of student partners who will pair up for the activity.
- Use the book as a model to cut out "clown feet" and "red feet" from oak tag. Make the clown feet about 11 inches long and the red feet about 3 inches long. Make enough feet for each pair of students in class. This will give students both large and small feet to experiment with.
Step 1: After reading the story, pass out one of each of the feet to the student pairs. Give students time to color the feet.
Step 2: Explain that they will be using them to measure objects in the room, as well as the room itself. Model how to place the feet alongside an object to measure it. Use paper and pencil for recording.
Step 3: After students have had some time to take measurements, meet as a group to share and discuss findings.
Supporting All Learners
Keep personalities and learning styles in mind when pairing students.
Have students use their own feet to make a template and measure objects in the room.