|Summer Vacation Writing and Watermelon Art Project|
|I do cut up several shades of green for the "rind" to look real.|
And we save and dry out those seeds for a watermelon art project using red and green tissue paper and watered down glue. I just cut the tissue paper into 1 inch squares. The kids draw their own watermelon piece with pencil on white paper. Then we start gluing. The last step is gluing a few seeds (8 to 10) on each watermelon art project.
A fun WATERMELON MATH printable I found at HERE at Everyday Teaching. It has estimating, weighing and measuring the size of watermelons and is a free printable. The kids love hearing what everybody else estimated for seeds. Somebody always estimates 1000 seeds. :D I guess it could happen?
Another fun watermelon math can be done with these Free Watermelon Number Cards from Feedthebrain.com. I used them to have kids make the addends of 10 matching concentration game. Each child partnered up with a buddy and they layed their cards down face up. Then each took a turn finding a 9 and 1, or an 8 and 2, or a 7 and 3 etc. This is a great way for them to memorize the 10s math facts.
|Using Mad Libs for Writing and Schema or Background Knowledge|
|Fun Places to Go With Kids....|
|Our finished bulletin board.....Summer Vacation Writing and Watermelon Art|