Bring on the sunshine, cold treats and delicious lemonade because it’s summertime! Up next in our roll and graph series is this Roll and Graph Summer Math Activity! Practicing early graphing skills has never been more fun!
Pair this with our Kindergarten Printable Bundle for Summer.
Roll and Graph Summer 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 perfect for an independent center activity too!
This activity is suitable for Preschool and Kindergarten students. What’s extra great about this math center is children will practice graphing skills and work their fine motor muscles while coloring!
Let’s get started with our supplies.
- Summer Roll and Graph recording page (at the end of the post)
- Summer Roll and Graph printable die (at the end of the post)
- Summer 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 included summer 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 summer 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 laminate, cut them out, and slide them into the sides of the pocket die.
How to Use the Roll and Graph Summer Math Activity 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!
Place a basket of crayons, colored pencils and markers in your math center for more graphing fun! Fun Tip: Laminate the recording sheet and have your students use dry erase markers instead!
Time to Graph!
Students are expected to roll the die and then color in one square above the insect picture 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 insect pictures reaches the top of the graph first!
Turn this graphing 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 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 summertime picture has reached the top of their own graph first!
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!
Early Learner Tip: Color in the boxes on the bottom with each box being a different color to help get early learners started. It’ll simple the graphing process for little ones who are just learning how to graph.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some graphing fun? Add this roll and graph summer math activity to your math centers by clicking the yellow button at the very bottom of this post.
Then hop on over to see our Summer Count the Room Addition Printable!