Who wants a cupcake?? All the kids will after working on this Valentine’s Day Cupcake Graphing activity! Save yourself some trouble and have some on hand. *wink* Seriously though, this cupcake graphing activity is super fun. And the adorable birds and their cupcakes are great math motivation! Your kids will love tossing the dice and graphing the results on this free printable.

#### Materials Needed for the Cupcake Graphing Activity:

• Laminating Supplies
• Scotch Tape
• Scissors
• Mini Muffin Math Activity Set

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.

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!

After one of the cupcakes 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.

“Which cupcake was rolled the most?”

“Which cupcake was rolled the least?”

“Did any cupcakes have equal amounts?”

“Did any cupcakes not have any rolls?”

“Why do you think that happened?”

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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.