Teddy Bear Graph
Have the children bring their
favorite teddy bears to class and use them to create
a graph. A characteristic graph is easy to understand.
Characteristics that you might
consider graphing include color of fur, color of eyes, size, and age.
characteristic to graph and ask each child to answer the matching question
about his/her bear, such as, "What color is your bear?" "How big is your
"What color are the eyes of your bear?" or, "How old is your bear?" Make a
column on the graph for each possible response to the question and
the graph by filling in a square in the appropriate column for each childs
The Three Bears
children how to take measurements of 3 towels,
3 chairs, and 3 bowls. Then talk about sets of 3.
Graphing Teddy Grahams
Each child gets assortment of Teddy
and grid paper to make graph (& then eat!)
Fill a container with Teddy Grahams
and have each child guess the number of crackers
Teddy Bear Counters
Use Teddy Bear Counters for weighing
with balance scales, sorting, and counting.
Teddy Bear Sticker Sorting
Pegboard with variety of cards with
teddy bear stickers for sorting.
Teddy Bear Math
Collect a large
group of teddy bears before playing the games below.
Let the children count the total number of teddy bears.
Ask the children to sort the teddy bears by categories (color, size,
wearing bows, etc.). Then have them count the number of bears in each
Have the children make different sets of teddy bears (five brown bears,
three white bears, etc.).