Graphing activities are enjoyable for children because they make counting and comparing numbers meaningful. We often play a fun graphing game counting different colored objects we see from our kitchen table.
To play, I draw a graph and label the X-axis with colors and the Y-axis with numbers. I give the kids a sheet of dot stickers and they each take turns calling out “ I Spy something…” and then using the dot stickers to dot their findings.
Questions to ask:
How many red objects did we find?
What color did we spy the most?
What color did we spy the least?
How many more blue objects did we spy than green?
How many fewer yellow than red?
Another fun option for this activity is taking it outside. Allow your children to bring a notebook out and take a tally when you play then bring the notebook in and make your graph!