Lesson Plan Ideas
Content Area Description Supplies I Need
Read a book about watermelons
Questions to promote discussion…
Circle Time Book
How does the watermelon feel?
Is the watermelon heavy?
What is inside the watermelon?
Where does the watermelon come from?
What do people do with watermelons?
Have the children explore and compare real
watermelons and invite them to describe what
they see. Ask the children to tell you if the
Language Art Seed and Seedless
Heavy – Light
Oval – Round
Green – Red
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
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
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
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.
Have the children make a circle. One child sits in
the center of the circle.
Play some lively music. While the music plays, the
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.
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.
Have the children make one single file line. Place a
Activity 5 piece of tape at a distance away from the line of
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.
Snack Time Set out watermelon slices and clean cookie
cutters. Let the children use the cutters to make
shapes in the watermelon and then eat them up!