This week we are discussing the letter w here. I decided we needed to make a craft and watermelon it was. Which is almost kind of sad considering my little student doesn't even like watermelons.
For this craft you may already have the basic supplies on hand.
1 paper plate
I selected this craft and made it especially like this to allow different tools and techniques for my son to complete.
Folding, cutting, gluing, painting and dotting. They all take a different level of not only patience but also require you to change your thinking, hand and eye coordination and actually watch the creativity of the watermelon be born as he's working on one step at a time.
Fold the plate in half. I did this part and made it as even as I could. Older kids could probably do this by themselves.
Cut the green sheet for the rind. The size of the pieces don't matter. So give your little one the scissors and let them go at it.
After the rind was put on we colored the inside red. I think it probably works better this way then glue first and paint second just based on mess I'm assuming.
After the red paint has dried we added black dots to represent the seeds. I used q-tips for this part as it would make the dots smaller. Challenges the little ones with their grip and precision.
The perfect watermelon. It sits up and painting both sides gives it a nice look. Of course you could use this piece for naming the parts or incorporating it into a lifecycle of a watermelon. We discussed the colors and the different parts. I wonder if the next time I pick it up at the store if he will eat it.
What's your favorite fruit? I made several pinterest recipes utilizing watermelon last year. Check that out here.