Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Pictographs topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Favorite Fruit
Create a survey together about students’ favorite fruit. Come up with a question together and have students take the survey. Record their answers on the board using a tally chart. You may want students to come up to the board and record their choice on the tally chart themselves. Be sure to instruct them to mark every fifth tally mark across the other four. Then use the data in the tally chart to create a pictograph. To challenge students, have each symbol in the graph stand for more than one vote, such as two or three. Display the pictograph in the classroom. If possible, serve the fruit that gets the most votes.

Data Miners

Have students bring in a pictograph, bar graph, or other graph into class. Children may want to clip graphs from magazines or newspapers, or find them online and print them out. Then choose a few graphs to discuss and analyze together. Challenge students to take the same information in the graph and display it using another kind of graph.


Filed as:  Data, K-3, Math, Pictographs