# I’m So Tall Towers

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

## Benefits

• Letters, Numbers & Words