I’m always thinking of new ways to create hands-on learning activities for my kids. My favorite activities are ones that take less than 10 minutes to prepare and use things that I already have on hand (or can be found in a simple trip to the craft store…yea for excuses to buy craft supplies….lol!) This DIY Flower Graph is so easy to put together with one package of foam stickers and gives lots of great opportunities to learn.

#### Materials for the Flower Graphing Activity

• Paper
• Laminating Materials
• Paper Cutter
• Flower Stickers

If you do not want to use the flower stickers, you can have your child draw flowers on the graph instead.

## To prepare die:

Cut out the cube template.

Color five sides of the cube to match the colors of the flower stickers.

Create the cube and tape the tabs to hold the cube together.

## To prepare the graph:

Draw a grid on the paper.

Place one of each sticker at the bottom of each column.

## To use the graph:

Roll the die.

Place one sticker on the graph in the column that matches the color rolled on the die.

Repeat until one column is filled to the top.

Graphing helps with essential skills in preschool such as:

• Counting
• Comparing numbers
• Addition (by adding the total number of things graphed)
• You can also work on language skills by introducing word such as:
• More
• Less
• Equal (same)
• Overall
• Most
• Least
• Color words

Peeling the backing and sticking the stickers also provides great fine-motor practice.

You don’t only have to learn which color gets rolled the most, you can also compare between two other graph columns to determine:

“Which color had more rolls than purple?”

“Which two colors had the least?”

“Which color had more rolls than blue and pink combined?”

“How many more rolls did green get than yellow?”

There are so many great opportunities to learn with such a simple activity!

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion.

## One Comment

1. Kay says:

I recently downloaded some of your graphing games. I was not able to download the flower one because it wasn’t available. I copied the lesson but there was no link for printing the die.

Love you actvities by the way.