Need a quick and easy summer craft? Try this Watermelon Seed Activity!
This summer, let’s read The Watermelon Seed! This treasured preschool book combines well with a watermelon seed activity.
Create a simple painting art craft to help retell this summer favorite!
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What is a book box?
A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story. It has supplies that can act as props for story retells.
What is in a book box?
Props to retell the story
Why use a book box to retell The Watermelon Seed?
By Kindergarten, many children may be asked to retell familiar stories, ask questions about key details in a text. Kindergartners will also be asked to identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
We don’t need to master this now, but we can certainly begin the discussion to help big ideas sound familiar in years to come.
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Supplies for this watermelon seed story retell
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- The Watermelon Seed book
- Washable liquid paint – starter set
- Washable liquid paint – 16oz
- Paintbrushes for kids
- Green party hat
- Black pom poms – linked a color pack here for future pom pom activities.
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Before retelling The Watermelon Seed
Read the story to your preschooler more than once. Allow them to become familiar with the characters, plot, and storyline.
The Watermelon Seed is a perfect choice for a story retell. It is a fun, colorful story that preschoolers love, and the storyline is simple and engaging.
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Cut your watermelon from cardboard and paint pink using red and white.
Next, attach velcro circles and pom poms to your painted watermelon. Your preschooler will be able to take the “watermelon seeds” on and off and put them into the crocodile’s mouth.
Finally, fill your Book Box to retell The Watermelon Seed.
Ready to retell The Watermelon Seed?
Read The Watermelon Seed.
As you read, use props to show the crocodile interactions with the watermelon seeds. -The seeds are velcro! This is perfect for fine motor muscles and helps with fine motor skills.
Allow your preschooler to take out the props as you read or retell the story.
Add the black pom poms to represent the seeds eaten by the crocodile as it is read in the story.
PRO TIP: Keep your items in the book box so your preschooler can reach and use them to retell when they desire to.
Bring your book and story props outside for a fun summer activity!