Measuring Snakes


£50.00(£60.00 inc VAT)

These tactile, colourful snakes are the perfect way to introduce young children to the key ideas of measurement in a practical and active way. Children will enjoy using the snakes for an endless variety of estimating and measuring activities: comparing the sizes of the snakes, placing them in order from the shortest to the longest, finding objects that are shorter, longer or perhaps the same length as their snake, and of course, for measuring distances!

Each set includes ten snakes which are colour-coded into five different lengths: 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100cm. Measuring with the different lengths of snakes will encourage discussion (including talking about the concept of scaling), develop important mathematical vocabulary, and help children understand the need for a fixed standard measuring unit. Each set contains ten fabric snakes (5 x 20cm, 2 x 40cm, 1 x 60cm, 1 x 80cm, and 1 x 100cm) and an activity leaflet, all stored in a useful drawstring bag.


  • Contains 10 fabric snakes
  • Sizes are 5x20cm, 2x40cm, 1x60cm, 1x80cm, and 1x100cm
  • Activity leaflet
  • Age 3+

Delivery Information

How long will delivery take?

Resources will usually arrive within five working days. Small orders are sent via Royal Mail and large items will be despatched by courier.

What is your delivery charge?

For deliveries to UK mainland delivery is FREE for all orders £100 or over (ex VAT). Delivery is charged at £5.95 ex VAT (£7.14 including VAT) for orders less than £100.

For other areas of the UK and for international delivery, please see our full delivery information.

1 review for Measuring Snakes

  1. Hayley Cannell, Nursery Manager

    “They were particularly well used towards the end of the summer with our older children who were able to use them constructively for measuring activities. They very quickly got the idea of putting the different coloured snakes together, to compare lengths, and we also used them to measure different toys. While the younger children are not ready for measuring activities, they love the snakes’ colourful and tactile qualities and as they get used to having them around, we are introducing different activities, leading to number learning.”

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