Our adopted math curriculum doesn't have nearly enough measurement activities -- especially connected to real life. I find myself constantly creating activities for my students.
This one page organizer can be used for multiple activities. (Click here to download.) First I want my students to identify the units of measurement in the correct box. (I have included an answer key for your convenience.)
Next, I raid my cupboards and bring in packages of food with a mix of customary and metric measurements. I have students do a scavenger hunt of sorts, writing down the units they find in the correct box in the organizer.
Finally I send a sheet like this home as homework to do a similar scavenger hunt in their own kitchen cupboards.
Last year I started with an activity that needed more scaffolding. Next week I plan to share the more complicated task.
Here are some other measurement freebies:
Metric Conversion Chart
Customary Conversion Chart