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Activity Psalm 34:8: Willy Watermelon Craft
Let's have fun with the letter W. One wonderful way to
introduce a new letter or reinforce it, is with tasty and yummy
foods. Ideally having the particular food to present, taste
and even make a simple recipe, adds to the excitement
and a sensory learning experience.
- Bottled Water Nature's Way
Visit the link above for a fascinating presentation for children
about this water rich fruit.
Activity: Introduce W is for Watermelon printable
Activity: Coloring a Watermelon with Watermelon
* Sensory Experience:
Print this watermelon
coloring page. Cut watermelon slices. Reserve a few watermelon pieces and
allow child to use a few pieces to color the pulp areas in the
coloring page with
the juice (alternative: use watermelon diluted gelatin or
similar product). Yes, it is messy, but very effective, the child is
using many of the senses (sight, smell, touch and hearing during
this process). Use green markers and other colors to finish
the picture. Save some seeds to glue in the pulp
Slice Saves the Planet Coloring Storybook and J. Slice Puppet at Watermelon.org
(PDF format only)
This is a wonderful and educational coloring presented by
Watermelon.org. It is perfect for preschoolers and
elementary level. The coloring storybook includes easy
recipes and encourages children to eat their five servings of
Read and discuss the story:
* Print and cut out the J.Slice puppet found in the coloring
book. Have the children hold the puppet during the reading.
*At home, read from the screen or print and read the story.
*At a child care facility or preschool you may want to print and
mount the pages in colorful construction paper (green &
watermelon color/pink). Hold and read or use a felt
board. Use the puppet to tell the story if using the felt board.
*Read, discuss, encourage dialogue and questions.
Optional Activity: Assemble the storybook (Ages 4
1/2 to 6)
This activity is great for older preschoolers to learn the parts
of a book, help number the pages and learn to love
1. Chronological order: Help and discuss with children
how to place the pages in chronological order - how the events
2. Help the children count and write the numbers or have the
children trace the number (write the numbers with dots) -- only a
few pages for practice. The cover should not have a
number. Discuss a book has a cover that has the title and
usually the name of the author.
3. Staple and cut a 1" to 1 1/2 strip of construction
paper the length of the paper to bind and cover the staples.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise.
4. Have the children put some glue along the border and glue
half of the strip to the fold. Turn over and children can
put some more glue to the remaining fold. This gives a very
finished look to the book and covers the staples.
Note Educators: This makes a wonderful take home activity so
parents can also enjoy and read the story. The children can
color and decorate at home. You may want to print
double sided or have the pages reduced so two fit in one page and
assemble half page sized books.
Activity: Watermelon Printable Crafts
Activity: Watermelon Fun in the Kitchen
Snack: Snack on Watermelon or make a slush, a smoothie or an
unforgettable lemonade with the children - here are some wonderful
and easy recipes from Watermelon.org in coloring page format:
cream cone sundaes
Review all materials for educators at Watermelon.org Teacher's
*crayons, markers or paints.
*watermelon or watermelon flavored
gelatin to eat and to color coloring page.
Review recipes for fun in the kitchen