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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 to 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, It’s also perfect for an independent center activity!
Let’s get started with our supplies!
- Christmas Roll and Graph recording page and printable die (at the end of the post)
- Christmas pocket die printable picture cards (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 makes a cube shape. Finally, tape to secure the sides in place!
If you’d rather not fuss with assembling the printable die then use pocket dice and the printable pocket dice picture cards. Simply laminate the cards, cut them out, and slide them into the sides of the pocket dice.
How to Use the Roll and Graph Recording Sheet
If using this Christmas math activity in your 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.
Teacher 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 student rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the picture rolled on the die until they reach the top of the graph in one of the columns!
RELATED RESOURCE: Roll and Color Math Games for the Year
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 the die 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 or the pictures on the bottom with each one 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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