Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Candy Graph-Kids Project

Halloween Candy Graph

halloween candy graph

1. Sort the candy.

2. Label and graph on sheet.

3. Answer questions on the bottom.

Extend: Find candy that have the same amount. Make addition problems (ex. Reese's + Twizzlers=7, or 3+4=7). Make candy story problems, use the candy as manipulatives.

Check out this Halloween Candy Sort. . .

Halloween Candy Sort
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2
By: Stacey Mitchell, Kindergarten Teacher

A post-Halloween math activity that uses sorting, classification, and a Venn Diagram.
  • a large piece of butcher paper
  • candy wrappers
  1. Have students bring in a variety of candy wrappers after Halloween.
  2. As a class, sort the candy wrappers into groups (tootsie rolls, chocolate candy, chewy candy, hard candy, candy bars, etc.)
  3. As a class you can create ways to sort and classify the candy.
  4. Create a Venn diagram that sorts and classifies the different characteristics of the candy.
  5. Students can glue the candy wrappers directly to the Venn Diagram.
Editor's Note: Another important skill can be introduced into this activity by analyzing the results shown in the graph. After graphing activities with my class, I prefer to ask what the graph tells us about the information we gathered. I then write their quotes and display them along with the graph.(http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/278.shtml)

I also came across some halloween printables.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Valerie,

    Thanks for the Halloween fun! Enjoy the night and then the graphing begins...