Crayola: Foot Traffic

“Foot Traffic” builds math skills and inspires children to create, present, respond, and connect as they learn.

People measure all types of things every day—distances walked, sizes of clothing, quantities of food, and time for cooking.

In this at-home activity video, children will trace their feet and cut them out to use as non-standard measures then create pictographs to represent the data they’ve collected. Download the PDF for this family project here!


Measurement & Time
Early Childhood, K-6

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What is a measurement? Why should children experiment with nonstandard measurements? When children use non-standard measuring objects instead of standard tools such as rulers and measuring tape they learn why standardized measurements are important.

In this downloadable lesson, children will trace their feet on paper and cut out the tracings to be used as non-standard measuring devices for the distance between objects in their living space. They will use those measurements to create a pictograph that explains their findings.