Count and Graph on the Farm

During our farm unit, I wanted to introduce some basic graphing.  We've practiced counting before but we've never tried graphing that information.  I created 5 different versions of count and graph on the farm to give us lots of practice.  Each version includes a farm scene with different animals scattered around the farm and a matching count and graph sheet.

Farm counting and graphing is a fun introduction to graphing for preschoolers.  Grab your freebie now!
First, I modeled for my daughter how to fill out the count and graph sheet.  She counted the animals for me and I showed her how to write it on the count side.  Then I showed her how to take those numbers and color in boxes vertically on the graph it side.  Once my example was done, I let her try it with a different scene.

Farm counting and graphing is a fun introduction to graphing for preschoolers.  Grab your freebie now!

Farm counting and graphing is a fun introduction to graphing for preschoolers.  Grab your freebie now!
 She went through and counted the animals and wrote the numbers down.  For this scene she had to pay close attention because not all of the similar animals were next to each other as they had been in my example.
Farm counting and graphing is a fun introduction to graphing for preschoolers.  Grab your freebie now!
 Once she had the numbers written in, she started graphing.  She did a great job of coloring the boxes.  We didn't go higher than 5 and had no more than 4 different animals in each scene.  The only place where she got tricked was when the similar animals were spread out in the picture and she needed to change her numbers once she did her initial count.  She caught the mistake all by herself and fixed it.
Farm counting and graphing is a fun introduction to graphing for preschoolers.  Grab your freebie now!
Now that she's experienced basic bar graphs, I'm excited to try it graphing other things around us and moving to picture graphs.

Do you want to count and graph on the farm? I've created our Count It! Graph It! Farm Edition as a freebie for you.  You can click the "Click to Download" button at the bottom of the post to grab your free copy.  This activity is part of our Preschool Farm Mini Unit that includes 9 farm related activities.  You can find more about that unit HERE.

Check out some other amazing farm ideas and freebies from some other fantastic bloggers.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato
Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations
Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection
Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering
Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching
Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool
Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School
Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing
Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It
Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator
Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy
Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations
Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory
Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom
Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam




3 comments

  1. Graphing is such a great skill for our little ones to practice.

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  2. I haven't introduced my son to graphing yet - he will love this method.

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  3. Counting and making graphs is not only easy to understand but also easy to maintain records. Explore more learning activities for kids in http://www.kidsfront.com/learn_with_fun.html

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