In this activity, students practice finding fractions of a set in the real life context of sharing cookies! They will practice finding halves, thirds and fourths of a set.
To increase engagement, have students name and decorate their four little people. After cutting out the people and cookies, students use them to solve the problems about sharing cookies. I teach my students to deal out the cookies like cards, "One for you, one for you, one for you..."
Extension: Students who finish early or need more of a challenge can think of their own numbers to create a similar problem.