We LOVE Rainbow Bears!! And I am so excited to bring our love for Rainbow bears to these new kindergarten graphing activities for Google Slides. This count and graph Google Slides activity is a fun way to learn about graphing with your kids. And what better theme than the long-treasured rainbow bears?
Rainbow bears were probably the very first math manipulative that I ever bought. We have used them SO many ways over the 13 years that we’ve been doing preschool and kindergarten level activities at our house. From sorting colors with my oldest daughter to this new graphing activity with my youngest daughter they have definitely been our MOST used math manipulative.
Check out some of the awesome Rainbow Bear themed Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool here on Life Over C’s.
Rainbow Themed Kindergarten and Preschool Activities
- Rainbow Bear Graphing Printable
- Rainbow Bear Dice Counting Game
- Rainbow Bear Color Matching Game
- Size Order Rainbow Bear Activity
- Rainbow Bear Counting Cards
Rainbow Bears are perfect for SO many different kindergarten and preschool math activities.
These Rainbow Bear picture graphs are just one of the few ways to use them.
Graphing for Kindergarten
What Skills Does this Kindergarten Graphing Activity Cover?
Well, the obvious answer would be, “Graphing.”
But beyond graphing this Google Slides activity covers the following skills:
- Sorting by color
- Interpreting the data
- Organizing data on a graph
- Using the terms “most” and “least”
Additional Graphing Ideas for Kindergarten
Kindergarteners are naturally curious and it’s easy to use that curiosity to learn about graphing.
Start by drawing a graph on a paper, choose a topic to research like favorite drink, favorite color, type of pet or something similar that the kids are interested.
Then, have them ask friends or family members to answer the question and record the data on their graph.
You can also make use of these printable graphing activities:
- Fruit Themed Graphing Game
- Colored Shoe Graphing Game (perfect for Pete the Cat lovers!)
- Australian Animal Graphing
- 2D Shape Graphing Game
Using the Google Slides Rainbow Bear Graphing Activity
To use the activity your children will simply tap the rainbow bears and drag them onto the graph and then answer the questions on the page.
Using Google Slides for Learning
Using Google Slides for education is super easy. Seriously, I learned how in a matter of minutes.
So, even if you’ve never used Google Slides before, you can start using them with your kids today.
The first step is to sign into your Google Drive or Google Classroom.
Then, download the resource at the end of this post. The file delivered to your e-mail contains the link for the Google Slides file. When you click on the link, it will ask you to “Make a Copy” before using the activity.
PLEASE NOTE: It is set to force you to make a copy. You must make a copy, otherwise you will be changing the master file for everyone.
Once, you make a copy, you will also want to make a copy for each of your students. Save one master copy for yourself in a safe folder on Google Drive.
Then, you can send the files to your students!
The kids can open the file and start using the activity right away. It will open in ‘edit’ format and should stay that way. If the ‘present’ button is accidentally clicked, the file will not be interactive and must be switched back to ‘edit’ mode.
To use the graphing activities, the kids will tap and drag the rainbow bears to make the screen interactive.