Fraction Games for Grade 1

"Bring on the Fraction Fun"

Learning fractions can be tricky for kids, but using fraction games for grade 1 help adds some fun into the equation.

Kids will learn about fractions with a lot less hassle and stress,

if they're having fun while learning.....

Roll a "1-Whole" Fraction Game 

fraction games for grade 1

Grades: k - 2


  • Game sheet 1: fractions - halves, fourths, eighths 
  • Game sheet 2: fractions - thirds, sixths, ninths 

What You Need:

  • Game sheet for each player
  • Pair of dice
  • Colored pencils or crayons (three different colors)

Preparation: Print off game sheet for each player

Object of the Game: To be the first player to completely color in the circle on their game sheet!

How To Play:

  • Spin the two dice to decide which player goes first. The player with the highest roll goes first.
  • The first player spins both dice. After spinning dice, the player will write one number in either a numerator box or denominator box of their game sheet. The player has two options:

Option 1: Choose only one of the numbers on either of the dice and write that number in either a numerator box or a denominator box of their game sheet. 

Option 2: Add the two numbers on the dice and write this sum in either a numerator box or a denominator box of their game sheet. 

  • The next player continues in the same manner.
  • On a player's second turn and all following turns, they roll both dice again: they still choose to write either just one of the dice numbers, or the sum of both dice. The following also needs to be taken into consideration:

When filling in a fraction on the game sheet, players cannot write a bigger number in the numerator of a fraction. For example, they could not have a 6 in numerator and a 4 in the denominator as shown in picture below:

fraction 1
  • When a player fills in a complete fraction on their game sheet, they will then try to color that fraction of their circle.

Note: If there is not enough space on their circle to color in the completed fraction they just wrote, their turn is over and play goes to next player.

As seen from the game sheets, the different denominators have specified colors. For example, on game sheet 1: "halves" are blue, "fourths" are red, and "eighths" are green.

fractions 2

When coloring the circle on their game sheet, players should use the specific color for that particular denominator. For example, if a player just filled in the the fraction "2/8" on their game sheet, they will color "2/8" of their circle using a green pencil. See picture below:

fraction circle 1

Let's say a player has completed the following fractions on their game sheet:

fraction 4

That means this player should have their circle colored as below:

fraction 3

Now, let's suppose the next fraction they have completely filled in on their game sheet is "1/2".

fraction 5

This means they would not be able to color in "1/2" of the circle, since there is less than "1/2" that has not already been colored in. Therefore the player's turn would end and next player goes.

The first player who is able to completely color in their circle is the winner! 

Fraction Match

Grades: k - 2

Number of Players: 

How To Play:

  • Each player, in turn, rolls the dice. After rolling, the player moves their marker clockwise around the game board the number of spaces rolled on the die.
  • After landing, the player looks at the cards they're holding. If they're holding a fraction card that matches the fraction picture they landed on, they say the name of the fraction out loud. If they say the fraction correctly, they get 5 points. If they say the fraction incorrectly, they don't receive any points on that turn.  
  • If they don't have the fraction card, the play continues with the next player rolling the dice and following the same procedure as above.
  • Play continues until the first player runs out of their fraction cards. 

Calculating the Points