Fractions can be one of the concepts that children struggle with the most in math – from understanding equivalent fractions like 2/4 is the same as 1/2 and 1 whole is 8/8 to sum’s containing fractions and how to add and subtract. Setting the foundations in the first few years of school is essential and it’s great to do that through games and other hands-on activities. Today I’m sharing our Pumpkin Pie Fraction Game which can either be played as “Snap” or as a Memory Game.

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What you Need to Play this Pumpkin-Pie Fraction Snap Game

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This Game works on matching Fractions to the number and words as well as review 1 whole, 1/2, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 and is ideal for playing as you introduce fractions and as a revision game with your children.

Looking for more Fractions Activities and Game try out Snowman Addition of Fractions Game

Preparation Needed for Pumpkin-Pie Fractions

  1. Print out your copy of the Pumpkin Pie Fraction Cards.
  2. Cut around each card.
  3. Laminate if you wish

Pumpkin Pie Fraction Snap

  1. Divide the Cards equally between the players.Play this simple Pumpkin Pie Fractions Game to review basic fractions either by "snap" or by a memory card game - working on half, whole and quarters.
  2. Take turns laying the cards down.Play this simple Pumpkin Pie Fractions Game to review basic fractions either by "snap" or by a memory card game - working on half, whole and quarters.
  3. When the cards match either the pictorial, word and numbers then “snap”.Play this simple Pumpkin Pie Fractions Game to review basic fractions either by "snap" or by a memory card game - working on half, whole and quarters.

Cards can match the picture to the word, picture to number, the number to the word and with 1/2 this can also match to 2/4’s.

Snap, matched pumpkin pie fractions with child and adult hand

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Pumpkin Pie Fraction Memory Game

  1. Lay the cards face down on a flat surface.
  2. Turn over two cards if they match you claim them.
  3. Take it in turns to clear the board.

You can play with the full set or just pictures, just words or even just numbers or any combination of these.

child holding a 1/4 of pumpkin pie flash card from a printable pumpkin pie fractions set

Other Resources for Helping with Understanding Fractions

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These Magnetic Fraction Tiles from Learning Resources are a great way to help children understand some of the fractions – I would combine these strips with a set of Fraction Circles so your child can understand that fractions can be a portion of anything rather than just a rectangle.

I liked using this with individual magnetic dry erase whiteboards.

This multi-player Fraction Formula game is great for students to play together reviewing fractions as they race to fill up in the tubes based on the different fraction cards that they pull out.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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