I can't wait for you to make this craft!
This fun Watermelon Fractions Activity helps prevent the summer “brain drain” during the school break.
Grab your supplies!
– 3 white dinner-size paper plates – Green paint – Red paint – Black marker or paint – Paint brush – Scissors – Metal brad – Hole punch
Paint the center of each paper plate red. Paint the outer circle of the paper plate green, leaving white between the two colors. Using black paint or a permanent marker, draw seeds on each plate. Leave one plate whole but cut the other two with one being in half and the other in quarters.
Label the pieces of plates you cut with the correct fractions.
For the halves and the quarter plates, punch a hole in the middle.
Place the two halves together and thread a brad through the holes. Fasten the brad on the back. Do the same to fasten the quarter pieces of the paper plate watermelon together.
Once you have made this watermelon fractions activity, you can reuse it throughout the summer. Have the children twist the watermelon pieces around the brads to represent 1/4 and 1/2. This visual representation makes it easy for them to learn or remember how fractions work.