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Watermelon Lesson Plan Ideas Content Area Description Supplies I Need Read a book about watermelons Watermelon Discussion Questions to promote discussion… Circle Time Book How does the watermelon feel? Small watermelon Is the watermelon heavy? What is inside the watermelon? Where does the watermelon come from? What do people do with watermelons? Watermelon Words Have the children explore and compare real watermelons and invite them to describe what they see. Ask the children to tell you if the watermelon is…. Word Cards Language Art Seed and Seedless Heavy – Light Watermelons Big-Little Oval – Round Green – Red Sweet-Sour Seed - Seedless Watermelon Tasting and Chart Let children observe you cutting open a watermelon. Invite each child to taste the Real Watermelon Activity 1 watermelon then share with you words to Large Chart Paper describe the inside of the watermelon. White paper Science Black marker On large chart paper - draw a large watermelon Red and green crayons shape. Cut out seed shapes from white paper As the children use words to describe the inside of the water melon, print each word on a seed shape. Let the children color the large shape with red crayons then glue the seeds with words they came up with inside the watermelon shape. Write on the top of the shape “Watermelons are….” Counting watermelon seeds Place a number (1 – 10) on each index card Cut out several watermelon shapes from red felt. Activity 2 Cut out a large supply of black seeds from black Red Felt felt. Black Felt Math Index Cards Give each child a supply of seeds and a red watermelon. Place the number cards in the center of the table. Have each child draw a card then place that number of black felt seeds on the red felt watermelons. Paper Plate Watermelons Activity 3 Invite the children to make a watermelon by Paper plates, painting the inside of a paper plate with the red Red Paint Creative Art paint. When the paint dries, encourage the Black paint children glue real watermelon seeds in the center of their painted “watermelon” plate. Watermelon Patch Have the children make a circle. One child sits in the center of the circle. Activity 4 Play some lively music. While the music plays, the Watermelon Music and children pass the watermelon to the child in the Fun Music and CD Player center and the child passes it back to each child. Movement When the music stops, whoever is holding the watermelon now sits in the middle of the circle (watermelon patch) and the other child sits in the circle. Start the music and play the game again. Watermelon race Have the children make one single file line. Place a Activity 5 piece of tape at a distance away from the line of Real Watermelon Large Motor children. Have the first child roll the watermelon to the tape line then back to the next child in line. As each child takes a turn rolling the watermelon, encourage all the children to cheer for the child. Watermelon Slices Watermelon Snack Time Set out watermelon slices and clean cookie Cookie Cutters cutters. Let the children use the cutters to make shapes in the watermelon and then eat them up!
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