# Liquid Measurement Conversion Activity

Is your child learning how to convert liquid measurements?  Keep math a hands-on experience with this activity!  It’s so easy for your child to discover the conversions for themselves instead of simply memorizing them.  They will have a much deeper understanding and will most likely remember it because of this concrete experience.  This activity focuses on converting cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

Step 1:

Locate containers that are exact measurements of:

• one cup ( a measuring cup works great!)
• one pint
• one quart
• one gallon

Step 2:

Line the containers up from smallest to biggest in terms of volume.

Step 3:

Predict how many cups are in a pint, pints are in a quart, and quarts in a gallon. Record your predictions on the chart on the free printable provided or you can have your children create his or her own chart.

Step 4:

One at a time, test your predictions. Record your results on the free printable or homemade chart.

Testing how many cups in a pint:

Testing how many pints in a quart:

What I also love about this is how the child actually feels how heavy the container is when they put the water in it. Children need these hands-on experiences to truly understand what they are learning. “Quart” is just an abstract word if a child just learns conversions solely on paper. This activity takes very little time, but can yield a lot of mathematical understanding.

Happy measuring