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.
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.
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.
You can also guide your child with questions about the data:
“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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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose!Love MonsterThe Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Blessings (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is CoolAmelia Bedelia’s First ValentineLittle Blue Truck’s ValentineLlama Llama I Love YouDay It Rained HeartsThe Biggest Valentine EverSplat the Cat: Funny Valentine
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More Valentine’s Day Learning activities:
- Heart Number Bonds
- Melting Heart Experiment
- Sticker Words
- Melting Love Hearts
- Valentine Alphabet Match
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