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I started the week by sharing a set of snowflake design printables that could be used to explore building snowflakes. Today I have a graphing practices worksheet collection for kids to share with you. It too has a snowflake theme. This set can be used as part of a graphing unit or as a book extension to do after reading a book like The Snowy Day.
Using the Graphing Practice Worksheet Collection
Creating a Graph
This collection can be used with a floor graph created on a large piece of cardboard or on the floor with tape. (We happened to have large cardboard box left over from a Christmas present delivery that worked out well for our graph.) Painter’s Tape was used to create the five column graph.
Painter’s tape was used to create the five column graph. (It is easy to move from cardboard and floors. We have used it a lot to create learning spaces.) We also put it on bottom and side edges on our graph to help define the graph’s boundaries.
Getting the Worksheet Pieces Ready
The graphing practice worksheets collection includes a spinner. You will also find a sheet filled with snowflakes of each design. There are five different snowflakes in the collection.
Creating the Spinner
You will need to print out the spinner pieces. Then you need to cut out each of the pieces. Finally, you will assemble the spinner.
Hint: We printed out our spinner pieces on printer paper and mounted them on card stock. If you want your set to be a little sturdier, you can print out your pieces on card stock.
There are probably many ways that you can use the graphing practice worksheet collection. I am going to share with you how we used it at my house.
All of the pieces were set on the floor. It was a nice day so, we took put the supplies on the floor of our deck. At the bottom of the graph, we placed one of each of the snowflake designs.
Then we took turns spinning the spinner. We placed a picture of the snowflake the spinner had landed on in the column above the snowflakes that matched it at the bottom of the graph.
After twelve spins, we decided to stop. You can spin the spinner as many times as you want.
Then we counted up the number of snowflakes in each column.
Finally, we search through our cookie cutter set to find the number that represented the number of snowflakes in each column.
If you like this graphing activity, you will probably enjoy these graphing activities.