Grinch Math Activities for Kids
In this activity, children observe and categorize objects by relative size. They follow oral directions and draw pictures that are bigger or smaller than a given object. Guided discussion questions encourage them to compare and decide the size of certain objects.
What you'll need:
Start by showing a picture of Max the dog and saying something like this: “Max is small." Next, hold up a picture of the Grinch and say: “The Grinch is big." Finally, show a picture of Cindy Lou Who and ask: “Is Cindy Lou bigger or smaller than the Grinch?" “Is she bigger or smaller than Max?"
Tape the pictures to the chalkboard arranging them from smallest to largest. Point to the smallest picture, and guide the class in sorting them by saying something like: “Small, medium, large," or "big, bigger, biggest." Present the concepts in various ways; young children learn by repetition and enjoy repeating activities that would bore older students.
To complete the lesson, ask the students to draw and color a picture of something that is bigger than them. After they finish the first picture, ask them to draw and color a picture of an object that is smaller than them.