Already this year we have discussed terms like evaporation, precipitation, and condensation when talking about the water cycle. Recently we just finished winter habits such as hibernation, migration and adaptation as well. This class is just soaking it all in! So I am always looking for a way to challenge them, especially on a rainy day!
A couple of weeks ago, I was at Vons before work and I had a feeling it was going to rain, so when I was at my normal check of the clearance shelf, I jumped on the half priced cereal. Cereal graphing was something we hadn’t done yet and any project that is edible is always a winner with kids!
I made a simple graph paper and copied it, I could make a nice one on the computer if you would all like the printable but I did this last minute and the hand made one worked great. I was using captain crunch type cereal so I had 4 circles and a square at the bottom of mine.
We pulled out the colors that matched the cereal and they colored in the shapes.
Then I gave them a handful of cereal (trying to make it have a mix of all the colors) and they started sorting them onto the graph. You could have them sort first and then add to the graph, but this is the route they went so I just ran with it.
After they are all sorted, we took one row at a time off and then colored the spaces with the corresponding number of cereal pieces in that color.
At the end, we counted them and put the number at the top.
This gave us an opportunity to talk about more than/ less than/ most/ least and compare our findings.
It was a great activity and I think their favorite part was the early snack they got to eat when they were done!
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