# Paper Plate Fraction Puzzles

We had so much fun creating these paper plate puzzles together. The kids enjoyed making puzzles to challenge each other and I snuck in a little talk about fractions.

1. Ages: 5 - 11

2. <30 minutes

3. A little messy

4. Grownup needed

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• ## Step 1

We spent time together coloring paper plates. This was his favorite part. He asked for more plates twice.

• ## Step 2

Then we picked the plates we wanted to turn into puzzles. This was my big chance to sneak in a little talk about fractions. My kids are young so I just mentioned it and moved on. "How many pieces do you want this puzzle to be? Three? Ok I'll cut it into thirds."

• ## Step 3

Then we spent time putting the puzzles together. The puzzles with stripes and polka dots turned out to be the most challenging and the solid plates were the easiest.

• ## Final result!

Depending on the age of your child, you can give them the pieces to just one puzzle at a time or for a big challenge put all of the pieces in one big pile. I loved how simple this activity was to put together and the quality time we had while we did it.

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