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Kids will have so much fun learning and playing with watermelons. These watermelon ideas for kids will provide hours of educational entertainment all summer long.
My daughter loves watermelon, and she looks forward to eating it all summer long. But, watermelon isn’t just for eating when you’ve got preschoolers in the house. Why not keep the watermelon love going all summer long with this awesome collection of hands-on watermelon ideas and printables.
Watermelon Ideas for Kids
Whether you’re looking for a fun summer craft to do with your preschoolers or you need a hands-on activity to do on a rainy afternoon, I’ve got just what you need! Just scroll down.
And, if you’re looking for some fun watermelon-themed printables to add to your letter of the week lessons, I’ve got those, too!
10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids
With a few supplies you’ve probably got on hand already, your preschooler can turn an ordinary paper plate into a fun summer watermelon purse.
Watermelon and summer go hand in hand, and this watermelon sponge painting activity is a great tactile activity for preschoolers.
I love tissue paper crafts and paper plate crafts. This cute watermelon craft combines them both, and it’ll look great hanging on your fridge this summer.
I’ve never made squishies, but my daughter loves them. But, you won’t believe how easy it is to make a watermelon squishy toy with your little ones.
Don’t throw away the rind when you’re done eating your watermelon this summer. Slice it up, and use it to try watermelon rind rainbow printing with your tots and preschoolers.
Handprint crafts are always a hit with preschoolers. This summer, turn their handprint into a fun handprint watermelon.
Preschoolers will build fine motor skills as they practice cutting paper strips to make this paper plate watermelon craft.
I love the little surprise “seeds” used to make this paper plate watermelon craft.
Watermelon Activities for Preschoolers
I love making oobleck with kids. It’s so interesting how it changes from a solid to a liquid depending on how it’s manipulated. Making watermelon oobleck adds a nice summer twist to this activity.
This watermelon counting activity has preschoolers working on counting, number recognition, and fine motor skills as they add seeds to these homemade watermelon counting cards.
Slime is an awesome sensory activity for kids. My daughter loves to make it. Your kids will love helping you make some watermelon-scented slime.
Keep your empty watermelon shell, and use it to make a watermelon volcano. It’s summer science at its finest.
Black beans make wonderful “seeds” in this homemade watermelon play dough. Add some watermelon Kool-Aid for a fun sensory addition.
This watermelon sensory bag is great for rainy day play. If you hang it in the window, it makes a great gross motor activity, too.
There are quite a few skills you can focus on when you turn your watermelon into a geoboard for some hands-on watermelon math.
If your little ones are old enough to play without putting things in their mouths, try out this watermelon soap foam sensory bin.
My boys would have had a blast playing this watermelon seed spitting measurement game. Actually, I know several adults in my family who would love to do it, as well. 😉
There are a lot of hands-on math activities you can do with a watermelon. Check out how you can use a watermelon to teach shapes, fractions, and weight with your preschoolers.
Free Watermelon Printables
The object of these watermelon seed alphabet tracing cards is to use black bean “seeds” to fill in each outlined letter on the watermelon cards.
Picking up watermelon seeds is a great fine motor activity and helps little ones develop their pincer grasp. These watermelon seed fine motor activities are great for letter recognition, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence, as ell.
This W is for Watermelon themed printable is perfect for summer learning.
This free watermelon printables pack contains 73 worksheets geared toward kids ages 2-7. There’s sure to be plenty for your little ones to enjoy.
Printable watermelon counting cards encourage your little ones to use playdough or other small items to add “seeds” to each slice of watermelon.