This engaging measurement activity comes to you courtesy of Anna over at Crazy for First Grade! Your kiddos can use anything from counters, to blocks, to cubes, to craft sticks as their unit of measure (let them be creative in their choices). Then pick several items for them to measure! Anna's class worked on a popcorn container, a keyboard and a desk.
Anna even provides the printable worksheet for recording as a FREEbie on her blog.
And added bonus - you'll also find a cute "Measure a Friend" activity to coordinate with the lesson. Be sure to head over to Crazy for First Grade to check it out!