How many scoops does it take?

Teach volume and capacity by encouraging your child to guess how many scoops of rice will fill different size containers.

You'll Need

  • Dry rice
  • Small scoop
  • Jars of different sizes and shapes
  • Tape


10 minutes

Learning Stages

Assemble a few jars of different sizes and shapes. With tape, mark off different fill levels on the jars. Then ask your child to estimate how many scoops of rice it will take to fill each jar to line. Which jar will take the most scoops? Which will take the least? Let her test the predictions.