It’s time to get “buggy” with this adorable and free Roll and Graph Insect Math Activity! It’s perfect for introducing and practicing early graphing skills in Pre-K and Kindergarten. What’s extra great about this math center is children will practice graphing skills and work their fine motor muscles while coloring. Your students are going to love it!
*Pair this with our Insect Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Roll and Graph Insect Math Activity
Use this graphing activity for both whole group instruction and small groups or add it to your math centers. I also like to use it for partner work. When children work in pairs they can turn this activity into a race to see which bug picture wins first!
Let’s get started with our supplies!
- Insect Roll and Graph recording page and printable die (at the end of the post)
- Insect Pocket Die printable picture cards (at the end of the post)
- Pocket Dice
How to Assemble the Printable Die
You have two options for using dice with this activity. You can use the insect printable die that is included and assemble it on your own OR you can use the pocket die printable cards to place in pocket dice.
Assembly for the insect 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 of pieces of tape to secure the die.
If you’d rather not fuss with assembling the printable die, then use pocket dice!
Simply laminate the printable cards, cut them out, and slide them into the sides of the pocket die. So quick and easy!
How to Use the Roll and Graph Recording Sheet
If using this insect 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.
You might also want to place a basket in the math center with a variety of coloring tools in it to make graphing even more fun!
Fun Tip: Laminate the recording sheet and have your students use dry erase markers instead!
Time to Graph!
This graphing activity is so easy to play and so much fun! Students simply roll the die and then, on the recording sheet, color in one square above the bug picture that matches the one they rolled.
The activity continues with the student rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the insect rolled on the die until they reach the top of the graph in one of the columns.
The game is over when one of the insect pictures reaches the top of the graph first!
Turn this insect math activity into a race! In pairs, each child has his/her own insect 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 recording sheet.
The game continues until one of the players has reached the top of their graph first!
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