Before starting the activity, take about 50 M&Ms out of the bag. Make sure not to have too many of one color. You want them to fit on your graph.
Begin by counting how many M&M's you have. I transfer the M&M's from one cup to another and emphasize moving only one M&M at a time.
I had a cup for each M&M color. We sorted the M&M by color.
Graph your sorted M&M's. Some vocabulary words to use/explain: graph, column, row, title, more, less, same.
I did this activity during large group, but it can be easily used in a small group. Also, once the kids are familiar with graphs, they can make their own graph for their portfolio.
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