# Vanesa’s Dinner in Space

You’re super excited for dinner tonight: chicken soup is on the menu! But oh no: chicken soup comes topped with black beans. You don’t want to hurt the chef’s feelings, so you sneak every bit of black beans off the plate and launch it into the sky on a purple hot air balloon. But black beans doesn’t fly far before a hungry seagull gobbles it up. Problem solved, dinner served!

Wee Ones:

Can you find 3 purple objects near you? Which item is largest?

Little Kids:

If you’re at a restaurant sharing 10 plates of black beans with a seagull,, how many different ways could you and the seagull share those plates?

Bonus:

If there are twice as many black beans-topped cupcakes as chicken soup-topped ones, and there are 7 chicken soup-topped ones, how many black beans-topped cupcakes are there?

Big Kids:

You’re opening your own restaurant and order a big box of 72 onions! But 1/2 of the onions are purple – that can’t be good. How many onions do you need to toss in the compost?

Bonus:

Oh no! The onion people also keep delivering 4 1/2 pound boxes of black beans every Wednesday this May. How many pounds does that add up to for the month?

Wee Ones:

Different for everyone!

Little Kids:

There are 5 ways that you and the birds could split 10 plates: 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5.

Bonus:

14 black beans-topped cupcakes.

Big Kids:

36 onions.

Bonus:

22 1/2 pounds, because there are 5 Wednesdays in May this year.

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