It’s so much fun to see how excited my students get when it’s time to see if the groundhog sees his shadow. I have to admit, when I was a child, it was definitely a highlight of wintertime so I love to incorporate Groundhog Day activities into our day! This free Roll and Graph Groundhog Day Activity is a fun math game that I know your students are going to love!
*Pair with our Graphing and Measurement Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Roll and Graph Groundhog Day Activity
This activity is perfect for both Pre-K and Kindergarten math centers! What’s extra great about this game is that your kids will work on graphing skills while also practicing shapes at the same time, as each groundhog is one of six most common shapes!
This Groundhog Day activity can be used with one student or pair students up for partner work. When children work in pairs they can turn this activity into a race to see which groundhog wins first!
Let’s get started with our supplies:
- Groundhog Roll and Graph recording page and printable die (at the end of the post)
- Groundhog Pocket Die printable picture cards (at the end of the post)
- Pocket Dice
How to Assemble the Printable Die
One of the best things about this groundhog graphing activity is… options!
There are two options for using dice with this activity. You can use the included groundhog printable die and assemble it on your own OR you can use the pocket die printable cards to place in a pocket die.
Assembly for the groundhog roll and graph printable die is simple! I would suggest laminating it first. This makes it easier to assemble and also makes the die more durable.
Simply cut out the die along the thick black line. Then you’ll fold inward, along the dotted lines. Keep folding up the die and tucking in the edges until it’s in a cube shape. Lastly, add a couple pieces of tape to secure the die.
If you’d rather not fuss with assembling the printable die, then use pocket dice!
Simply print the pocket die picture cards, cut them out, and slide them into the sides of the pocket dice. So simple!
How to Use the Roll and Graph Recording Sheet
If using this 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!
You might also want to place a basket in the math center with a variety of coloring tools in it to make graphing more fun!
Time to Graph!
The game is so easy to play and so much fun! Students simply roll the die and then color in one square above the groundhog shape that matches.
The activity continues with the student rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the object rolled on the die until one of the groundhogs reaches the top of the graph!
RELATED RESOURCE: Roll and Color Math Games for the Year
Turn this graphing activity into a race! In pairs, each child has his/her own groundhog 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 player’s groundhog has reached the top of their graph first!
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