Graphing for preschoolers is a GREAT activity for cognitive development. It requires your child to sort and classify objects based on a similar attribute…which is pretty complicated for such a little person!
Graphing can be done with real-life objects/toys, food, or even stickers! We’ve had these Sesame Street stickers laying around the house for over a year, so I finally decided it was about time we did something with them!
Here’s what you’ll need: stickers (store-bought or make your own lick-and-sticks), paper, and a marker.
|1. Get your graph ready to go. For younger children, use 3-5 stickers.|
|2. Give your child the stickers and the ready-made graph and let him/her get started!|
|3. After you’re done, talk about which stickers had more, less, and how many of each.|