Not to wish the summer away, but there’s something about autumn. As the autumn season approaches, it’s time to celebrate fall by gathering free and fun fall printables for your little one. Enjoy these free fall printables for preschoolers just for the upcoming season, like this fall graphing activity for preschoolers.
Free Graphing Printable for Preschool and Kindergarten
Fall means colors in beautiful earth tones and contrasting hues of yellow and red, and lots and lots of exploration with natural materials. It’s easily my favorite season, and my favorite theme to teach. There is something spectacular about teaching in the fall because autumn awakens the five senses. So many fall activities require the use of multiple senses, making it especially appropriate for preschoolers.
FAQ About Teaching Graphing
Teaching graphing in preschool has many benefits. Teaching children how to graph at a young age helps them understand how to look for and collect data, identify patterns, and make predictions.
Graphing also gives preschoolers an opportunity to indirectly practice other mathematical and cognitive skills such as estimation, sorting, organizing, counting, classifying, problem solving, and comparing. It also develops spacial awareness.
There is a lot of overlap in sorting skills and graphing. So, to teach preschoolers how to graph — how to organize data — they must first be able to proficiently sort. Sorting skills include sorting by a single attribute, like color, and then by more attributes. To teach a preschooler how to graph, you teach them how to organize the sorted materials.
Be sure to read this post: The Ultimate Guide to Comparing and Sorting.
Preschool lesson plans in graphing should include a wide range of age-appropriate graphing practice. Preschoolers are capable of learning pictograph, bar graphs, and line graphs, so those should all be included in a Preschool Graphing Unit.
Fall Graphing Game for Preschoolers
In anticipation for our fall theme, I created this simple graphing game for my preschoolers and tested it out with my three and four-year old kiddies.
It’s very similar to our It’s a Zoo graphing game. So this was also a huge success as well!
Aside from a color printer, some cardstock, and your favorite laminator, all you need is the following:
- game piece for each player
- 0-5 or 0-3 dice (depending on skill). I like using these blank dice and filling in my own numbers.
- small yellow or orange buttons or pebbles
Set-Up and Prep Work
Just print, laminate, and cut. It really is that quick and simple!
Try These Fall Themed Manipulatives
You can amp up your printable fall game by using materials that are especially fall themed. In fact, I use these materials for just about all my free fall activities.
You can also use natural materials, like pumpkins seeds, small pebbles, or mini pinecones. If you want to be super fun, you can even use fall candies, like candy corn!
To Play the Fall Graphing Game
Select a player to go first.
Roll the dice and move your game piece the corresponding number. Identify the image on the game board and place a button on the graph in the corresponding space.
Play continues until the first player reaches the end of the game path. Once the game has ended, the children use the graph to identify which images got what quantity of buttons.
This game is a really easy way to reinforce basic graphing skills. It’s also a great transition activity from question-of-the-day activities and also pairs nicely with my other graphing activities for preschoolers.
Even my three-year-old enjoyed playing the game. In particular, he loved finding the matching pictures, and it was also a great way to teach him new vocabulary words about fall. Matching pictures is the first step in developing sorting skills, which is a precursor to teaching graphing, so this fall graphing game is awesome for both toddlers and preschoolers. You can even add this to your kindergarten math activities.
Add Children’s Books About Fall
This game is one you can add to your free fall kindergarten printables and all your preschool autumn theme, but without a well curated book list to go along with it, it’s kinda’ like a pile of leaves without a child to jump in them.
Add these fall picture books to your library this year.
Try this fall sensory bin and this fall play dough activity. Sensory play is some of the best play during the fall season.
Get Your Free Fall Graphing Game Here!
Think this is a printable your preschool children would enjoy? You can add it to your fall worksheets in kindergarten or fall math activities in preschool. Just fill out the form below and the pdf will be sent to your email.
More Fall Activities for Preschoolers
I’ve joined in the fun with some of my best blogging friends to bring you this amazing collection of brand new activities for the autumn season. Many of them offer free printables, too!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Scarecrow Craft // I Heart Crafty Things
Fall Initial Sound Match-Up Free Printable // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Fall Sight Word Dash // Playdough to Plato
Fall Letter Tracing Printables // The Letters of Literacy
Apple Word Building // Recipe for Teaching
Scarecrow Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Fall Tree Number Sense Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Pumpkin CVC Game // Pages of Grace
Fall Apple Picking Math with Free Printables // Homebound but Hopeful
Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt // Science Kiddo
24 Free Fall Puzzles // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Fall Subitizing Math Center // The Kindergarten Connection
Rhyming Acorns Fall Literacy Activity // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Fall Number Activities (0 to 10) // Fairy Poppins
Free Fall Printables // Stay at Home Educator
Fall Parts of Speech Sort // Sara J Creations
Fall Leaves Number Match // Schooling a Monkey
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
Andrea L. Castelli says
Please help! I’m trying to download the fall graphing game but Farmer Brown’s apple is what lands in my inbox.