Celebrating Dr. Seuss - Fun with Colored Goldfish

Dr Seuss Read Across America Fish Sorting and Graphing Preschool Printable
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What do you get when you mix Dr. Seuss's One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and a box of colored goldfish crackers? Tons of math fun! We've seen variations of this activity floating around Pinterest and the internet, but we really loved how Colleen of TeachingHeart.net put this activity together! It follows a natural progression...
  • First, students are invited to sort their goldfish crackers by color, then determine and record the number of each color as well as the total number of crackers.
  • Next, students use their sorting data to graph and analyze the results {i.e. Do you have more green crackers or more orange crackers?}.
  • Then, have your students compile their results, analyzing all of the data collected as a class {i.e. What student(s) had the most red fish crackers?}.
  • Last, let your kiddos have fun with a counting game! Divide students into groups, providing them with two dice and a game key {i.e. Roll a 3 = Eat all of your red fish crackers}. Not only will students build counting and color recognition skills, they'll love that they get a special snack!

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