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Hershey bars are the perfect treat to use to practice fractions. I have this really fun Hershey Fractions book and decided we needed to get some candy bars and have fun with fractions. I also made a set of printable Hershey Fractions cards to use to go along with the book.
Hershey Fractions Math
If you have not seen the Hershey Fraction book yet by Jerry Pallotta, you should definitely check it out! It’s such a fun book. This author has a whole series of candy math books that we adore.
We have had this book on our shelf for a while, and I have been meaning to do an activity with it for a long time. Plus, every time we pulled it out to look at, the kids begged for some candy bars to go along with it! My kids were pretty excited to have the chance to use candy bars for their math practice.
The set of Hershey Fractions cards I made to go along with the book has 14 different pairs of matching cards for the different fractions you can make with a Hershey’s candy bar.
Using the Hershey Fraction Cards
First we started by laying out all of the matching cards and matching the candy bars with the fractions that matched.
Once they matched them all, they got out the candy bars and matched up their bars with the pictures. They broke them into pieces to match the different fractions.
Even my preschooler played along with this and loved it. It was a great counting activity for him even without knowing fractions!
To prevent melty chocolate fingerprints all over the cards, you may want to laminate them if you intend on re-using them. 🙂
Then, of course, they got to eat their chocolate! Yum!