# Lorin’s Dinner in Space

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

Wee Ones:

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

Little Kids:

If you’re at a restaurant sharing 10 plates of Fried kale with a seagull, how many different ways could you and the seagull sort those plates into 2 piles?

Bonus:

If there are twice as many Fried kale-topped cupcakes as Potatoes and sour cream-topped ones, and there are 7 Potatoes and sour cream-topped ones, how many Fried kale-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 Pink – 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 Fried kale every Wednesday this May. How many pounds does that add up to for the month?

Answers:
Wee Ones:

Different for everyone!

Little Kids:

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

Bonus:

14 Fried kale-topped cupcakes.

Big Kids:

36 onions.

Bonus:

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

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