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Bring on the sunshine, cold treats, and delicious lemonade because summertime is almost here! Summer approaching also means that the kids are getting excited for break and I am in need of fun, hands-on activities that will keep their little minds engaged. This free Roll and Graph Summer Math Activity brings the fun while also strengthening early graphing skills!
*Pair with our Kindergarten Printables BUNDLE for Summer!
Roll and Graph Summer Math Activity
This graphing activity is perfect for both Pre-K and Kindergarten! Use it for whole group instruction, small groups, or add it to your math centers. It’s also great for partner work. When children work in pairs they can turn this game into a race to see which summertime picture reaches the top first and wins!
Let’s get started with our supplies!
- Summer Roll and Graph recording page and 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
One of the best things about this roll and graph is the options available to you!
There are 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. 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 Summer Math Activity Recording Sheet
If using this summer 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.
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!
Extra Fun Tip: Give students colorful stickers for graphing instead of coloring in the squares on the recording sheet. As an added 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 summertime picture that matches.
The activity continues with the kids rolling the die and coloring in the squares above the object rolled on the die.
The game is over when one of the summertime pictures reaches the top of the graph first!
Turn this summer math activity into a race! In pairs, each child has his/her own summer 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 players has reached the top of their graph first!
Early Learner Tip: Color in the boxes on the bottom with each box 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 Summer Math Activity to your math centers by clicking the large, yellow download button below!