photo Image277_1x1_zps92a4c832.gif photo Image277_1x2_zps82501ae2.gif photo Image277_1x3_zpse2f7619b.gif photo Image277_1x4_zpsbfd3d820.gif photo Image277_1x5_zps55244bd5.gif photo Image277_1x6_zpsa94012cf.gif

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Songs to Remember Measurement Conversions!

Edited to add: I included this in Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

My kids were, uh... ACTIVE this week! Even though measurement is a pretty interactive math unit, I still tried to spice it up by adding a few of my own activities. Since the charts weren't too pretty, I typed them up for you!

We sang a few verses of a measurement song to the tune of Bingo to remember some of the most important conversions between units of length (standard and metric). You can see the first one below! I'm hoping the song helps the units really stick!

If you'd like a copy of our measurement songs as a freebie, click on the picture below and leave a comment!

 I also included a song about units for measuring capacity. I still have a hard time remembering these sometimes! Gallon Man (or Mr. Gallon, Gallon Guy/ Gal, or Super Gallon Man, or Gallon Robot) is a terrific way to teach these units once the students have had a chance to measure for themselves, and this song lends itself perfectly to singing along with a Gallon Man!

I have been trying to fit in words to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" for years- but I finally tried out a new tune, and "Dry Bones" works much better!

My kids have loved coming up with motions, singing with different dynamics, and performing our song for other classes. I hope your class will enjoy it, too!

Next week, we're starting fractions... any new tips or ideas for me?

Leaving a comment will help motivate me to make you a measurement conversion game tomorrow! :)

Okay, I'm out of here. Tonight I get to hang out with a high school friend and see a rendition of the musical we did in high school, Bye Bye Birdie!  *We love you, Conrad... oh yes we do!*


  1. I think your measurement songs are great! Thanks for sharing them! :)

  2. Your measurement freebie comes at a perfect time! We are starting measurement this week! And thanks for stopping by my blog, I have a new vocab. word "dat." This definitely applies to Charlie, he even plays fetch and growls when people come to the door! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac Blog

  3. It comes for a perfect time for me too! We are in our measurement unit now! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Have you ever noticed that children learn well with song. I have so many songs memorized. I think that if learning were set to a tune, it would really help! I recently subbed and they were learning about capacity. This song would have come in handy! Filing this one away for next time. I also posted a Manic Monday freebie. Be sure to check it out!


  5. These are great, especially since measurement seems to always be difficult for kids. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great idea! I can't wait to really explore your site this summer. If you get a chance, stop by my site:

    I am your newest follower!

    Mrs. B

  7. I am a student teacher and will be working with my students on measurement conversions next week. I would love to add your songs to our class discussions. Would you please send me a copy? My email is

  8. I googled measurement songs and this came up!! I saw your blog and was like yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so glad I don't have to make them up on my own (although I'm not sure I know the Dry Bones tune).

    Thank yooooooou!
    Collaboration Cuties

  9. These are so cute! Songs are the best way to remember lots of things. Now if I could just get one for teaspoons, tablespoons and cups... I can never remember those ones!

    Date Calculator


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!