This is a fun way to incorporate graphing with the Easter holiday. In this activity, students use jellybean to collect data, graph their findings, and answer questions about the information they gathered. I hope you enjoy this activity!!!
Standard: 1.MD.4 - Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than another.
The standard calls for "up to three categories." You will find that the graph on the worksheet has 6 categories. I believe that every teacher knows their students best. Therefore, you can opt to give your students 3 different colored jellybeans. However, if you know your students can handle more, by all means, give them the 6 different colors. It is completely up to you.
You may also choose to complete a classroom graph, collecting data on the total number of jellybeans you have as a class. Or you can demonstrate how this activity should be done by completing a graph of your own. But, like I said before, that is completely up to you...