Sunday, March 15, 2015

W is for Watermelon

 
 We are approaching the end of the alphabet for our letter of the week program.  I can't believe it's been 26 weeks already and this week we will finally hit letter Z!

As we are getting to the end I'm losing a bit of steam as these last few letters seem to be the trickiest, especially our friend X!  But that's for another post!

My daughter had fun making a watermelon craft turned simple math activity.

Here's what we used:
Paper plate
Green marker
Pink marker
Black marker
Scissors
Black beans
Double sided tape

For the watermelon craft:
Simply cut a paper plate in half and let your child begin coloring it with the colors of a watermelon! So easy but yet the watermelon turns out so cute!




For math activity:
After our craft I decided to put our black beans to use for some simple preschool math.  The beans acted as the 'watermelon seeds!'

I used double sided tape which made it super easy for the beans to stick.

My daughter had a great big smile when she saw the 'watermelon seeds.'  We have been doing simple addition and subtraction and I thought this watermelon would make adding a bit more fun!




I love crafts and I love learning activities and in this case we got a 2 for 1!  Craft and learning activity all in 1!

16 comments:

  1. Cute! You have me thinking about summer! -Kim @ knockitoffcrafts.com

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    1. after this loooong winter I'm ready for spring and summer!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. You got me over here craving watermelon.

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    1. Get ready watermelon season is upon us!!

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  3. What a fun idea! Love this.
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials

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    1. Thanks, Gude! We had alot of fun with it!

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  4. I think I would enjoy this as much as my kids! Thanks for sharing this fun educational at Inspire Me Mondays!

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    1. We both had fun making these! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Love this! Makes me feel like summer is coming. :) Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family linky!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Summer IS coming, Mother Nature is just making us wait!!

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  6. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! We had alot of fun with both the craft and the math activity!

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  7. This is adorable! This is one of those activities I can guide Emma though (age 5) and the twins can work on the fine motor of gluing and simply creating (age 2)...Love this! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. So glad all of your kids can take part in this activity, Leigh Ann!!

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  8. This is a fantastic way to combine an educational activity with a craft activity - love it! My son is a big fan of watermelons so this is something I will try with him. Thanks for linking up at the Tots and Toddlers Thursday Link Up Party, I hope to see you again tomorrow at this fortnight's party!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I hope your son enjoys it as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by!

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