Jelly Bean Graphing

We have been up to our ears in graphs this week.  If you happen to be on that unit this week, I have a little Easter graphing freebie for you.

I gave each student a handful of jelly beans for them to sort.

They each tallied their results on a tally chart, which I forgot to get a picture of!

Finally, they graphed their results in the form of a bar graph.  After graphing, they were to ask a partner questions about each others' graphs.

You can download the freebie by clicking the pic below.

Each day, as we learned about a new graph, it was added to this anchor chart.  

This is a super cute book by the fabulous Loreen Leedy.  I had planned on using it at the end of the unit, but just ran out of time.  It will have to be put on the list of to-dos for next year!  I thought I could have the students gather some sort of data and then let each group make the appropriate graph for the information on a poster.

I hope you all have a great week!  Four days until spring break! {Not that I'm counting or anything...}

Happy Easter!


  1. I am so excited to use your graphs this week with my first graders! The graphics are adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing it with me.
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  2. Thank you! My class will love this activity this week! :)

  3. I love your jellybean graphing activities! Just found your blog through TpT, I'm your newest follower!

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