I think it’s so cute how excited children 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! This Roll and Graph Groundhog Day Activity is a fun math activity that I know your students are going to love! Grab more of our roll and graph printables for your math center!
Roll and Graph Groundhog Day Activity
This activity is suitable for Preschool and Kindergarten students. What’s extra great about this math center is children will work on graphing skills while also practicing shapes at the same time, as each groundhog is one of six most common shapes!
This 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 (at the end of the post)
- Groundhog Roll and Graph 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!
You have 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. I think it’s easier to assemble when it’s laminated. Laminating 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 a pocket die (these pocket dice are my absolute favorite and what I use in math centers all the time) and print the pocket die picture cards.
Simply cut them out and slide them into the sides of the pocket die.
How to Use the Groundhog Roll and Graph recording sheet
If you choose to place this activity in your math center, be sure that your students have a solid foundation of graphing skills. If it’s been awhile 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.
Children can choose crayons, markers or colored pencils to color in their graphs!
Extra Fun Tip: Give students colorful stickers for graphing instead of coloring in the squares on the recording sheet. As an added bonus…this helps work those fine motor muscles too!
Time to Graph!
Students are expected to roll the die and then color in one square above the groundhog shape that matches.
The activity continues with the child rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the object rolled on the die.
The game is over when one of the groundhogs reach the top of the graph first!
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 graph 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 own graph first!
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some graphing fun? Add this roll and graph Groundhog Day activity to your math centers by clicking the yellow button below!
Then, hop over and check out 20 more fun ideas for celebrating Groundhog Day in the classroom!