Hi, y'all! My kiddos are working on one of my favorite math concepts- GRAPHS! Seriously, aren't graphs just the best? There are so many fun things to do with them. One of my favorite little graphing projects is graphing foods. It is always fun, hands-on, and a yummy treat at the end. I found some Halloween fruit snacks at Target. They were $6 for 48 individual packages. SCORE! I made a little graphing activity to go with it and my kids had so much fun that I wanted to share it with you.
Step 1 - Buy Halloween fruit snacks from Target. I have done this activity in the past with Betty Crocker fruit snacks, but I couldn't find them this year. If you want to use a different brand, you will need to be sure the shapes are the same as the ones I used. This is what you are looking for...
Step 2 - Click here to download and print the following pages for each student.
Step 3 - Students place fruit snacks over each box to build a graph. This is such great hands-on practice. It makes graphing concrete for little guys and also works on one-to-one correspondence. After graphs are built, the kids color in the boxes as they eat each snack. Once the graph is finished, use the information from the graph to complete the addition sentences. This can also be done before snacks are eaten if your kids need to use the fruit snacks as manipulatives. To make this project more challenging, give students two packages of snacks so they are working with larger numbers.
What sort of things do you like to graph with your students? Please share in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
Until next time,