I love doing graphing activities each month with our kiddos with different snacks or treats. During the holidays, we use the holiday pack of m&m’s (the mint flavor). The holiday pack includes three different colored m&m’s (which makes the graphing & sorting much easier on a class level). The kiddos get so excited when they get to use manipulatives (that are tasty) that help them practice graphing, tally marks, addition & subtraction word problems, and much more!
Picture graph for students “what is your favorite color holiday m&m” with graphing questions.
Sorting page for students to put different colored m&m’s into groups. Kids can color the pieces of candy first. They can count and write the number so that it will be easier/quicker to compile the class bar graph and tally chart. I also included a colored version if you want to use it.
Student data sheet that includes a bar graph, number/tally mark work, and simple math questions that correspond to their candy!
Two different pages that have colored candy shapes that you can use for the class bar graph and tally charts. One page is black and white if you want to color in different colors for your own class.
Two student pages that have math questions that can be answered as a whole group or solo if your kiddos are at the level. I also included two with colored pages that can be added onto the class bar graph/tally chart. That is what I am planning on doing….makes it easier for me .
Title/heading for class bar graph & tally chart.
I included both black & white and full colored printables. I know how expensive colored ink can be, so I print out all student copies in black & white and have them color them in if needed. I used the colored pages as my class example for the kiddos to follow.
The candy shapes were created by using different power-point shapes on the home tool bar.
All fonts, borders, and graphics have links to the TPT or teacher notebook shops.
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