Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. And those of you with little ones learning all about fractions will love this Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity – I made them with paper plates and paint. They’re a fun, colorful way to teach fractions. Your kids will TOTALLY be into their next math lesson now that they’ll have an effective visual and hands on accompaniment to keep things interesting.

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Your kids can even take part in helping you DIY this math-friendly activity. Such a double win, right?! Having them take part in the DIY portion of this activity will encourage them to use it even more!

Materials and Supplies:

  • 3 white dinner-size paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Red paint
  • Black marker or paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Metal brad
  • Hole punch
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Directions:

Begin by painting the center of each paper plate with red paint.

Paint the circumference of the paper plate with green paint, leaving white between the two colors.

You will want to leave one plate whole. Then, cut one plate in half and the other plate, cut into quarters.

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Using either black paint or a permanent marker, draw seeds on each plate. Next, label the plates with the correct fraction (1/4, ½, etc.)

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Punch a hole in the middle of each of the plate halves and plate quarters.

Place the two halves together and thread a metal brad through the holes. Secure by fastening the metal brad on the back.

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Repeat the last step but this time, for the quarter pieces together.

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.

Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity

Visual activities make some of the best learning
lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively
teach your kids all about fractions.

Materials

  • 3 white dinner-size paper plates
  • Green paint
  • Red paint
  • Black marker or paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Metal brad
  • Hole punch

Instructions

  1. Begin by painting the center of each paper plate with red paint.
  2. Paint the circumference of the paper plate with green paint, leaving white between the two colors.
  3. You will want to leave one plate whole. Then, cut one plate in half and the other plate, cut into quarters.
  4. Using either black paint or a permanent marker, draw seeds on each plate. Next, label the plates with the correct fraction (1/4, ½, etc.)
  5. Punch a hole in the middle of each of the plate halves and plate quarters.
  6. Place the two halves together and thread a metal brad through the holes. Secure by fastening the metal brad on the back.
  7. Repeat the last step but this time, for the quarter pieces together.

Visual activities make some of the best learning lessons. This Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is a great visual aid to effectively teach your kids all about fractions.
Here’s an easy visual activity to teach your kids their fractions. My Watermelon Fractions Kids Activity is easy to make and will get your little ones excited for their next math lesson.
Watermelon Fraction Kids Activity: an easy DIY comprised of paper plates and paint. This visual activity will get your kiddos excited for their next math lesson, effectively teaching them their fractions.
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