I’m So Tall Towers

I’m So Tall Towers lesson plan

  • 1.

    Children’s building experiences are valuable as they balance blocks and measure tower heights.

  • 2.

    Unit blocks enhance children’s thinking: creativity, geometry, social studies, and so much more. For this activity, math is the focus, as children measure themselves, build their height in blocks, and draw I’m So Tall Towers.

  • 3.

    with them about the shapes and sizes of blocks. Help them figure out how to make a sturdy construction that will not tip over.

  • 4.

    Measure how tall you are with a yardstick. Write down the number of inches with a Crayola® Washable Marker.

  • 5.

    With unit blocks, build a tower that is as tall as you are. Estimate the height first by building a little higher than your eyes. Then measure to be sure.

  • 6.

    On a large sheet of paper, draw your tower. Make the same block shapes. Draw the same number of blocks as you used to build your tower.

  • 7.

    Fill in each block shape with a different marker color. Write your name on the paper, your tower’s height, and the date.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Balance
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts