As a child, my favorite cereal was Lucky Charms. So, when I heard about using the Lucky Charms Graphing Activity, I was all in.
We did the Lucky Charm graph set for Math on St. Patrick’s Day. My students said it was the best Math class they ever had!Catherine
I’m usually a non-sugar cereal girl, like Wheat Chex or Corn Chex. But as I said … when I was a girl, I loved Lucky Charms. Lucky Charms are still a temptation for me. In fact, I had to put the box away when I was doing this activity.
Why Lucky Charms?
Lucky Charms has all those fun marshmallow shapes. They may have changed since I created this graph, but they are all fun to use for graphing. Whether you believe the legends, it’s still fun to do some school activities, even if it’s not a St Patrick’s Day Activity which is when most people do this activity.
If your kids like other cereals, like Fruit Loops, use those for your Math lesson. Let them graph the different colors of Fruit Loops they get. This idea is very adaptable to your child’s interests and likes.
You’ll need a box of Lucky Charms or a generic brand of that cereal. Also, gather a measuring cup, paper plate, crayons and graph. Measure the same amount of Lucky Charms for each student. If you are working with fractions, I recommend using 1/2, 2/3, or 3/4 cup – nothing more than 1 cup of cereal.
Pour the Lucky Charms on a paper plate so it is easier to find the shapes. You’ll have to decide if the students should include broken pieces. Pick out the shapes in your cereal. Place them above the shape on the Lucky Charms Graphing Printable.
For some reason, Lucky Charms has some extra white marshmallow shapes. We used the white & yellow ones for stars since they look like a shooting star. You may find actual stars, but we didn’t. You might have different results than me.
Count the number of each shape on your bar graph. Write that number below each bar. We used a crayon that matched the color of the marshmallow. Color each bar to indicate the number of shapes you found. Use the same color as the marshmallow, if you like.
Use your Lucky Charms graph to answer questions on the Lucky Charms Graphing Printable
Our guide also includes St. Patrick’s Day Printables, as well as science, history, writing, geography, art & cooking activities. You’ll also find excellent videos (3-5min) to watch as a family.
The pages above are great for elementary kids. My granddaughter is in Kindergarten and still learning some of these concepts, like greater or less than.
To get your free copy of the Lucky Charms Graphing Printable, enter your first name and primary email below and we will email the guide to you. You’ll receive some question sheets about your graph, as well as fun St Patrick’s Day activities for your homeschool.
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