I then had the kids trace their feet on different colored construction paper, and cut them out, putting their name on one side. I divided each cut out with lines to show 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 so they had more than just one of their feet as a measurement.
Next, I included a piece of paper with three lines of different measurements (I had measured out 10", 4" and 6") and then chose our dry erase board and my personal calendar that hangs on the wall. Prior to the lesson, I had measured the other items and found the calendar to be 1" and the dry erase board exactly 3".
After reading through the explanation of what a standard unit of measurement was, and estimating how big they thought the dry erase board was in their own feet, I set them loose to measuring.
So, now they are measuring things with their feet and giggling over how big daddy's feet are compared to theirs. I hope you get inspired to have fun with your lesson plan. I sure did!