Materials: masking or painter’s tape, measuring tape
Rabbits aren’t the only animals that are great jumpers—kangaroos, frogs, and grasshoppers are too!
Go to an open space (or move furniture out of the way) and make “animal jumping stations.” Have your child help you use masking tape to mark a starting point and the distance that each animal can jump. Measure 5 feet for a grasshopper, 6 feet for a frog, and 15 feet for a kangaroo.
At each jumping station, have your child count how many jumps it takes to go the distance.
Build math vocabulary as you talk about the activity. Your child will see that the longer the distance, the more jumps it takes.