Apple season is here! I love the colorful variety of apples God created, and apple graphing is the perfect way for young learners to work on hands on math skills.
Kindergarten Apple Unit Study
We have a whole lot of apple activities coming your way as part of My Father's World Kindergarten. My Father's World has a strong focus on nature based learning, and fall is the perfect season for learning in nature. The gorgeous colors all around provide a palette for hands on math skills for kindergarten.
How to Graph Apples by Color
To kick off our apple unit study J-Bug and I took a trip to the grocery store and purchased one of each type of apple sold there.
I uses colored pencils and a ruler to draw the lines on a piece of paper to make a graph. I wrote each apple color in the corresponding colored pencil, so J-Bug could easily identify the word.
Colored paper or crayons could easily be used in place of the foam stickers. I liked the added benefit of boosting fine motor skills in this activity. Besides, what child doesn't enjoy using stickers?
When the graph was complete I asked J-Bug questions like, "Which color had the most?", "Which color had the least?", and "How many green apples were there?" to extend the math lesson.
More apple activities for fall: