These topics/questions lend themselves to graphing and encourage student participation:
Which apple do you prefer: red, green, yellow
Graph the type of shoe “fastenings” (Velcro, buckles, shoelaces…)
For Valentine’s Day, graph the color of candy hearts.
Children’s eye color, hair color, height, favorite color
Graph children’s birthdays, # of siblings, # or kind of pets.
Easter — Create a circle graph of students’ opinion… Do you like the taste of black jelly beans? Yes = smiley face, No = frowning face
Graphing Book Choice — Display 3 different books & have children vote on the book that they’d like the teacher to read. The book with the most votes is the book that the teacher reads.
Favorite Dr. Seuss book