Tis’ the season for all things festive and merry including this free Roll and Graph Christmas Math Activity! What’s extra great about this printable activity is children will practice graphing skills AND work their fine motor muscles while coloring. This is one of my favorite Christmas-themed activities to add into my math centers during the holiday season and I’m sure you and your students will love it too!
*Pair this with our Christmas Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Roll and Graph Christmas Math Activity
My favorite way to use this activity is in pairs. When children pair up with a partner, they can turn this roll and graph game into a race!
This math game is also great as an independent center activity in Pre-K and Kindergarten if children are confident in their graphing skills.
Let’s get started with our simple materials!
- Christmas Roll and Graph recording sheet, printable die, and/or pocket dice picture cards (download at the end of the post)
- Pocket Dice (optional)
How to Assemble the Printable Die
You have two options for using dice with this activity. You can use the included Christmas printable die and assemble it on your own OR you can use the pocket dice printable cards.
Assembly for the printable die is simple! I recommend laminating the printable first. This makes it easier to assemble and more durable!
Simply cut out the die along the thick black line. Then you’ll fold inward, along the dotted lines tucking in the sides until it’s in a cube shape. Tape to secure the sides in place!
If you’d rather not fuss with assembling the printable die, then use pocket dice and print the pocket die picture cards. Simply laminate, cut them out, and slide them into the sides of the pocket dice.
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How to Use the Roll and Graph Recording Sheet
If using this Christmas math activity in your math centers, be sure that your students have a solid foundation of graphing skills. If it’s been a while, then a quick reminder of how to graph will help.
Place a basket of crayons in your math center for students to color their graphs. Or laminate the recording sheet and have your students use dry erase markers to color!
Extra Fun Tip: Give students Christmas stickers for graphing instead of coloring in the squares on the recording sheet. As a bonus… this is great practice for fine motor skills!
Time to Graph!
To play, students simply roll the die and then color in one square above the Christmas picture that matches.
The activity continues with the kids rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the object rolled on the die.
The game is over when one of the Christmas pictures reaches the top of the graph first.
Turn this Christmas math activity into a race! In pairs, each child has his/her own Christmas roll and graph recording sheet and they share a die.
Player #1 rolls the die and colors in the square on their own graphing recording sheet.
Player #2 then rolls and records the picture rolled on their own recording sheet. The game continues until one of the players has reached the top of their graph first!
Early Learner Tip: Color in the boxes on the bottom with each box being a different color to help get your students started. It’ll simplify the graphing process for early learners who are just learning how to graph.
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some graphing fun? Add this free Roll and Graph Christmas Math Activity to your math centers by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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