This week the second grade blogging team is sharing some great forest animal activities! Starting with this forest animal graphing free printable we have some great activities for your second grader. I love seeing all of the hands-on activities every week and I know you will too! We’ve been working a lot on graphing this year, so be sure to all out all of our fun graphing activities!
Tools you’ll need
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To prep: Print the die and graph paper. Laminate the graph, so that it can be used multiple times. Cut out the die.
Fold the die template on the dotted lines and form into a cube. Use the tape to hold it together.
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To use: Roll the die and put one game marker on the graph to show what was rolled. Continue until one of the columns reaches the top.
Because the die is so lightweight, it helps to give it a gentle toss up into the air to make it spin. My daughter loves that part!
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After one of the animals has reached the top, have your child record the data in a notebook or on a piece of paper. You can do the activity several times, like we did with the coin toss, to see if you get different results. You can then discuss with your child why the results changed. This is a good introduction to probability.
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You can also guide your child with questions about the data:
“Which animal was rolled the most?”
“Which animal was rolled the least?”
“Did any animals have equal amounts?”
“Did any animals not have any rolls?”
Forest Animal Graphing Dice“Why do you think that happened?”
Our Favorite Forest Animal Books:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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Smithsonian Kids: A Walk in the ForestForest Babies (Animal Babies)Babies in the Forest Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Babies Love)A Walk Through the WoodsMoonlight Animals (Lightbeam Books)Night-Night, Forest FriendsWho’s in the Forest?Little Fox in the ForestBaby Hedgehog: Finger Puppet Book (Finger Puppet Boardbooks)