I borrowed this project from a coworker my very first year, and he's made a comeback year after year! I enjoy teaching capacity, and mostly because of this little guy! Each student gets to make one, and they end up being half the size of the student. I think it really helps students remember, too. I had a child from one of my 2nd grade classes impress her 6th grade teacher because she was able to recall the different equivalencies. She said it was this project that helped her! *tear*
You'll need 5 sheets of construction paper, each one a different color. One will be for his head (or her head, as the girls always want to make a Gallon Girl), one will be kept whole and labeled "gallon". The next sheet will be folded into fourts, cut, and labeled "quart". Then, fold another sheet into eighths, cut, and label "pint". Finally, fold the last sheet into sixteenths, cut, and lable "cup". My kids had a ball making these, and stayed focused the entire time. When trouble comes your way (in math), call for Gallon Man to save the day!
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