This flip chart contains three challenging and fun word problems asking students to solve for area. I used this as a challenging lesson for third graders, but it would be good for older kids in the regular classroom. The last problem had kids working in groups to solve using some trial and error.
Here are other power points by Catch My Products for practice with perimeter and/or area:
Perimeter of Rectangles Word Problems
Solving Perimeter of Odd Shaped Polygons
Area and Perimeter of Odd Shaped Polygons
Area & Perimeter Word Problems of Odd Shaped Rectangles
Triangles and Parallelograms
Area of Rectangles Word Problems