I love combining two subjects into one activity. In this case, reading and graphing. We have been working on digraphs and I’m going to be honest, Logi-Bear isn’t impressed with the English language right about now.
So we are fitting in lots of practice with digraphs. I can’t make myself break it to him that it just gets way more complicated after this.
How to Set Up the Pumpkin Digraphs
These pages are meant to be done in 2 steps to combine a bit of reading/sounding out words practice and some math/graphing practice.
So just start with the first page. This is a print and go activity. It’s easier to color the pumpkins on the full sheet instead of after they are cut out.
The kids will cut the pumpkins out themselves for graphing (or an adult can help them) but cutting shouldn’t be necessary before the first part of activity.
How to Use the Pumpkin Digraph and Graphing Activity
Start by figuring out what each picture represents. Some of them can get tricky out of context (I keep messing up chair and throne).
Once you’d identified all of the photos correctly, determine which digraph they start with. There is a color key at the top of the page. Color each pumpkin according to the beginning sound of the picture.
Then cut all of the pumpkins out.
Next, glue the pumpkins down in the correct digraph column. You can also use this time to make sure they are all under the correct digraphs.
When they are all glued down, you can discuss some math concepts of graphing. Which one has the most, the least, the same? How many m ore of one color are there versus another? Etc