Kids Frugal Fun: All About Me Book

Each week Momondealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. For the remainder of July and August, I will be concentrating on kindergarten skills.
All About Me Book

2 sheets construction paper
5-10 sheets of white computer paper
Paper clips
Crayons, markers
Yarn, string, or ribbon
1 ruler or tape measure
Hole punch

1. Show your child a ruler or tape measure and ask them what it is used for. Discuss that when you measure items with inches or centimeters, it’s called standard measurement. Tell them sometimes you don’t have those items available so you can use other things to measure with. The possibilities are endless but we chose to use paper clips.
2. Trace your child’s foot on one sheet of paper and measure it with paper clips. Record the number.

3. Trace your child’s hand on a sheet of paper and measure it with paper clips. Record the number.

4. Have your child lay down and stretch yarn to the length of their body and cut it. Stretch the piece out in order to measure it with paper clips. Record the number.

5. Fill in the other pages of the book with any other things you would like recorded about your child. You can measure their waists, arms, legs, favorite toy, favorite book, etc.
6. Have your child decorate the front cover of the book and put the title “All About ______(child’s name).
7. Put the papers together and hole punch, then thread yarn through the holes to hold the book together. You now have a perfect momento of your child AND you helped them learn about nonstandard measurement at the same time!
Educational Applications:
1. Math/Science: Recording data and using nonstandard measurement are kindergarten skills so this craft fits pefectly. You can also use the ruler or tape measure to make comparisons between standard and nonstandard results.
2. Lanuguage Arts: Discuss parts of a book (front cover, back cover, pages, etc). You can even make a table of contents for your book!
Here are FREE craft books you may be interested in well!
-Free Craft eBook: 31 Cupcake Inspired Creations
-Crafts For Kids: Newsletter
-Summer Crafts For Kids

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

7 comments… add one
  • I'd love to do this with my daughter! Thanks for a great craft idea for this weekend!
  • cute, nice idea
  • Looks like fun!
  • I love this! i remember doing this when I was younger and my mom still has it :)
  • Very cute! Such great activity to do. (:
  • This would be a great project for the kids in sunday school, and it is affordable too.
  • Such a cute idea! Great way to incorporate math skills as well by having older kids measure and count. Love this idea :)

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