(Check out this free printable Halloween candy graphing activity to use up your Halloween candy and add Halloween fun to your homeschool this October!)
We start homeschooling in August every year, so by the time Halloween comes around the kids (and us, to be honest) start dragging a bit. The novelty of the new school books has worn off. The weather here in Washington has turned rainy and cold, and we’ve all been cooped up too long. Our motivation goes out the window and we start to all get cranky with each other.
I always try to find some new ways to add a bit of fun to our homeschool in October and what better way than with Halloween candy?! This free printable Halloween candy graphing activity was such a hit in our homeschool that I thought I’d offer it to all of you!
Free Printable Halloween Candy Graphing Activity
I loved adding this printable Halloween candy graphing activity to our homeschool day because it was something fun we could do with all the kids! With a large family homeschool, finding activities for the kids who all have their own individual needs can be pretty difficult sometimes. But since Halloween is A-Man’s favorite holiday, Mr. C is really focusing on graphing right now in math, and Cap’n M learning his colors, this was seriously the perfect activity for our family!
(Related: Check out these 100+ Halloween Activities for kids!)
What You Need to Use the Halloween Candy Graphing Activity Printable
- The free printable (download instructions are below)
- Fun-sized packages of M&M’s
- Crayons or colored pencils
How to Use the Halloween Candy Graphing Activity Printable
Once you’ve downloaded and printed out the candy graphing printable, give your kiddos their crayons or colored pencils and a package of fun-sized M&M’s.
Make sure you tell them they can’t eat their candy until they’ve done the activity! (Or give them two packages so they can snack on one and graph the other!)
Help your kids separate the candies in their package by color, and then count how many of each color they got. They can write the numbers on the lines provided at the bottom of the printable.
Finally, they can use their crayons or colored pencils to color the number of squares to represent their colored candies.
For an added challenge if you’ve got older kiddos, have them calculate the percentage or fractions that each color represents as well!
(Related: Have you seen this adorable Halloween printable wall art?)
What Kids Learn with the Halloween Candy Graphing Activity Printable
If you have younger kiddos, focus on recognizing and sorting by colors. We’re still working on colors with Cap’n M (he just turned four and is doing preschool this year), so he had a lot of fun with this.
For A-Man, who’s just starting kindergarten at 6, we worked on counting with one to one correspondence and then adding the colors together. We are also working on fine motor skills this year, so the coloring was a great way to add some fine motor practice into our day.
Mr. C is doing fourth grade this year, so he did the activity pretty independently, and we worked on fractions for an added challenge.
(Related: Check out these 35+ Halloween Books for Kids!)
How to Get the Halloween Candy Graphing Activity Printable
To get the Halloween candy graphing activity printable, enter your info below! Once you confirm your subscription you’ll get access to the resource library with this free printable, as well as all of the other printables I’ve offered on my site! Simple as that!
- Enter your info below
- Confirm your subscription
- Download the printable
- Print it out, do the activity, and have fun!
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