I have a fun little activity I did with my students that I would like to share with you. I actually saw it on Pinterest, but cannot find the link, so if you know where this idea comes from, please let me know so I can give proper credit.
This past week we were practicing measurement facts for the United States and the metric system. These facts seem so hard for my students to grasp, so when I came across the lanyard tag idea, it was perfect timing.
What I Did:
1) I created some cards on the computer, laminated them, and attached them to lanyards I bought for about $9 for 24 on Amazon.com. (Here’s an affiliate link – I do receive a small commission if you purchase at no extra charge to you.)
2) Then, I laid them out on a table. When students walked in, they chose which card they wanted.
3) During the day, students had to call each other by the equivalent name on their card. (For example,
the name for a card that says “four quarts” would be “gallon.” I was “1,000 mg,” so my students
called me Sra. Gramo throughout the day.) 🙂
3) You can make a list of the card names and use that list to call on students throughout the day.
Instead of Larry, you would call him “foot” or whatever his measurement name for the day is.
4) Have students choose a different lanyard every time you do this activity.
I also created some multiplication ones that will be using very soon, too. For your free copies of each, click the following links: