# Indian Corn Craft with Fractions, Decimals and Percent Practice!

I found this awesome activity on fractions, decimals and percents a few months ago that was perfect for understanding, well… fractions, decimals and percents!

Last night, browsing pinterest, I got the idea of putting it into a math craft for Indian Corn. #lightbulb

So just for you, kind reader, here is the free downloadable handout with all the great goodies. (That’s on Teachers Pay Teachers, btw, but it’s free.)

### Supplies

• Crayons or colored pencils
• Scissors
• Glue or glue stick
• Optional: one piece of paper or construction paper

### Coloring Instructions

Have students choose up to 6 different colors for their Indian Corn. Suggested colors are reds, oranges, browns and yellows. But really, they could do primary colors if they like!

Have them color each kernel one of those colors.

### Math Instructions

There are exactly 100 kernels on the corn. So each kernel represents .01 as a decimal, 1/100 as a fraction and 1%, as a percent.

They can then fill out the chart with the number of kernels they colored. Then they can fill in the fractions, decimals and percents of the colors too!

Mine looked like this:

### Finish the Artwork

They can cut out the corn and husks (yes – that’s the weird curvey things on the right!) and glue together. Or they can glue it on a piece of construction paper to hang and enjoy.

### Now, GO!

Don’t let the students have all the fun – you enjoy it too. Use the math activity as the beginning of a conversation about fractions, decimals and percents!

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### 4 Responses to Indian Corn Craft with Fractions, Decimals and Percent Practice!

1. Lauren says:

I love this product! I want to tweak it a little to fit the needs of my 4th graders and I’m wondering what program you used to make all of the squares for corn? My go to program is word and making all of those little boxes seems daunting!

• Bon says:

I used MS Word and yes, it is a bit tedious. But it’s worth it.

2. Heather says:

I have used this with my 4th graders the past two years and they LOVE it!! I’m thinking this would be great to have for Christmas using a tree. I was wondering the same thing as Lauren. What program do you use to make all of those boxes?

• Bon says:

MS Word. Kind of annoying, but when I get in a state of flow, there’s no stopping me. 🙂

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