Balancing With Blocks

Balancing With Blocks lesson plan

  • 1.

    Obtain spring and/or balance scales that measure in ounces or grams, such as those for weighing letters or foods. Demonstrate how to use them carefully.

  • 4.

    Weigh wooden blocks. Combine several. Balance different shapes and sizes to get the same weight. Arrange blocks from lightest to heaviest. Experiment.

  • 5.

    With a teacher's help, use Crayola® Washable Markers to make a chart to record block weights. Draw pictures of blocks and leave space to record their weights.

  • 6.

    Weigh blocks with a friend. Record block weights on the chart. Compare weights of different blocks. What combinations weigh the same?


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Balance
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Thinking: Observing