Reception Identifying Heavier and Lighter Game

Teacher Specific Information

This Reception Identifying Heavier and Lighter Game will help children develop their understanding of balance scales and the use of non-standard measures. Encourage children to look at the balance scales and discuss whether the bag of marbles will be the heaviest or lightest object. They need to decide which toy needs to go at the other side, e.g. how much does it need to weigh if it will be heavier than the marbles? Children need to drag the correct toy onto the scales. You could provide appropriate objects to allow children to explore mass in a practical context.

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Development Matters

40 – 60 Months
(MS-12) Orders two items by weight or capacity.

Early Learning Goal
(ELG12) Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.