How Many Squirts?

OK, this is WAY more toothpaste than you need to brush your teeth. Dentists say to use a blob the size of a pea, which comes to about 1/100th of a fluid ounce. For every ounce in the tube, we get 100 brushings. So what other fun things can we squirt? How many sundaes can a bottle of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup cover? How many hot dogs can a bottle of ketchup serve? Let’s do the math to find out!

Wee ones: A pea can fit on the tip of your finger. Find 3 things in your room that can fit on your fingertip.

Little kids: If you squirt Hershey’s syrup on 5 bowls of ice cream and then eat them one by one, what numbers do you say to count down from 5?  Bonus: If you have 7 bowls and squirt on every other bowl starting with the 1st, which number bowls do you skip?

Big kids: If you squirt a 6-inch line of ketchup on each hot dog, how many hot dog squirts do you need to reach your height? (Reminder: 1 foot has 12 inches.)  Bonus: If each bottle of Hershey’s can squirt on 30 sundaes and each ketchup bottle can squirt on 40 hot dogs, which one can take care of more snacks, 5 Hershey bottles or 4 ketchup bottles?


Wee ones: Items might include a teeny Lego piece, a fluff of lint, or a crumb.

Little kids: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Bonus: The 2nd, 4th, and 6th.

Big kids: Different for everyone…figure out your height in feet and inches, and add up 2 hot dogs per foot, plus 1 more dog if you have 6 or more leftover inches. Bonus: The ketchup squirts more: you can cover 40 x 4 = 160 hot dogs, vs. 30 x 5 = 150 sundaes.

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