Inch by Inch

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Author: Joanne Caniglia

Grade Level: 1-3


This activity gives the students the opportunity to see what an inch really looks like. It also provides them with a chance to be creative using various inch materials and to create a visual referent for what an inch is.

Objective: The student will be able to:

  1. Measure various materials using an inch ruler.
  2. Create an inch poster.
  3. Share designs with others.


Inch rulers, glue, scissors, 1 piece of construction paper, (ribbon, paper, yarn, string - will be cut into 10-inch pieces of materials).

Lionni, Leo. Inch by Inch. Scholastic Book Services, 1960

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