Gallon Man to the Rescue

He may not have the typical figure you’d expect from a superhero, but when it comes to being rescued in the kitchen, Gallon Man is sure to be there when you need him most.

While the rest of the world and certain areas in the U.S. like science, medicine, and the military are in agreement on using the metric system, most of the United States insists on doing things their own way when it comes to measurements. That leaves us using common volume units like the teaspoon, tablespoon, ounce, cup, pint, quart, and gallon for daily purposes.

To familiarize your kids with the most common standard units of volume in the U.S., create this easy and fun Gallon Man craft and display him to save your homeschool from all potential kitchen disasters.

Materials
Construction paper (4-5 different colors)
Marker
Scissors
Tape, glue, or staples

Instructions
1. Write “gallon” on a full sheet of construction paper for Gallon Man’s body.

2. There are 4 quarts in a gallon, so fold a piece of construction paper in half twice and write “quart” on each section. Cut along the fold of each section and connect the quarts to your body as arms and legs.

3. There are 2 pints in each quart (8 pints in a gallon), so fold the next sheet into 8 sections. Label each “pint” section and attach to the pints as hands and feet.

4. There are 2 cups in a pint (16 cups in a gallon), so fold the next sheet into 16 sections. Label each “cup” section and attach as toes and fingers.

5. The final piece of paper is for Gallon Man’s head. Cut the final piece into a circle or oval and use the marker or additional materials to bring Gallon Man to life.

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