We love lemons at our house. Anything with that bright, citrus-y scent is amazing! This time, we decided to bring the fun of lemons to a not-so-fun subject: fractions! These adorable lemon fraction clip cards are a fun way to introduce fractions to kids between 2nd and 4th grades. Even my fifth grader loved completing the fraction clip card puzzles. We included a mix of lemonade and lemon fruit just because it was more fun! We used this fraction activity in a unit study about lemons and lemonade. This may have been one of our favorite thematic units yet!
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Lemonade and Lemon Fraction Clip Cards for Elementary Kids
These lemon fraction clip cards are a fun way to practice identifying fractions with elementary-aged kids. Why let preschoolers have all the clip card fun?
What you’ll need for your lemon fraction clip cards:
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- Lemonade fraction clip cards
- Printer and color ink
- Clothespins (we used yellow and green to stick with the lemonade theme)
- Laminator (optional)
- Cardstock paper
If you like, you can laminate the cards. This will make them more durable, but at the elementary age, leaving them just paper shouldn’t be a problem.
Discuss how fractions work with the kids before giving them the cards. Our cards are a bit tricky because we mix lemonade cups with lemons, so kids have to think just a bit more to get the right answer!
All the fractions in this card set are build around quarters and eighths. The cards are designed at about a third grade level.
Let the kids clip the clothespin onto the correct answer below the picture.
The lemons and lemonade makes fractions so much fun!
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