Recently, Jedi had a homework assignment on capacity. Which is how much an object can hold. He brought home a small cup and was supposed to guess how many of those cups of liquid filled each item, then measure.
First, he filled a medium sized mixing bowl. He guessed that 8 cups of water would fill it, and of course it had to be to the very brim. It really took 18.
Then, he did the same with a 2 quart saucepan. His guesstimate fell around 15 cups of water. It took 23. And a half. I was impressed with how little mess Jedi caused with this project, but then I spilled water everywhere trying to empty it back in the sink.
The kids, however, were enthralled.
It’s like this little house. It would be hard to guess how much it would take to fill. But we are brimming at capacity with the four of us, sometimes spilling over. And I am eternally enthralled.