Yum, we love fairy bread.
The children had a great time last Friday making and eating fraction fairy bread. We have had lots of discussions about fractions during maths time and I thought fairy bread would be a great way to encourage the children to make their own fractions. At this stage the children are just learning about halves and quarters, so they cut their fairy bread into halves or quarters before they ate it.
Fairy bread is a New Zealand birthday party tradition, if you haven't made it before here are some step by step instructions.
Spread butter or margarine on a piece of bread.
Cut the fairy bread in 1/2.
Then cut it into quarters.
I really enjoy letting the children experience practical life activities like this one.Next week we are cutting apples into fractions.