Graphing skills are one of the most fun math skills to teach! When it’s unbearably cold this winter, you can stay indoors and have fun graphing with your students with this Winter Roll and Graph activity! It’s one of my favorite winter activities and it makes a perfect addition to your math centers this season!
*Pair with our Winter Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten
Winter Roll and Graph Activity
This activity is suitable for Preschool and Kindergarten students.
I would suggest placing it in a math center or pair students up for partner work. When children work in pairs they can turn this activity into a race to see which winter picture wins first!
- Roll and Graph recording page (at the end of the post)
- Roll and Graph printable die (at the end of the post)
- Pocket Dice printable picture cards (at the end of the post)
- Optional – Pocket Dice (these are my absolute favorite and what I use in math centers all the time)
How to Assemble the Printable Die
What I like most about this winter graphing activity is… options!
You have two options for using dice with this activity. You can use the included winter printable die and assemble it on your own OR you can use the pocket dice printable cards to place in a pocket die.
Assembly for the winter 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 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 Winter Roll and Graph Recording Sheet
If you choose to place this in your math center, 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 place a basket in the math center with a variety of coloring tools in it to make graphing more fun.
Students are expected to roll the die and then color in one square above the winter picture card that matches.
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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 winter pictures reaches the top of the graph first!
Turn this graphing activity into a race! In partners, each child has his/her own winter roll and graph recording sheet and they share a die.
Partner #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 player has reached the top of their own graph with one of the winter objects first!
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