This watermelon craft also doubles as a watermelon counting game for kids. This watermelon craft and activity is perfect for kids of all ages, particularly: toddlers, preschoolers, even kindergarten kids. Whether you’re at home or in the classroom, this educational watermelon craft and activity is perfect!
Super Cute and Educational Watermelon Craft and Activity For Kids
Needing something fun to do? Try this watermelon craft that turns into a fun counting game. It will be so much fun to not only make, but to play afterwards.
This is so great for preschoolers and younger elementary aged kids who need math practice. And since it doubles as a watermelon craft, it’s even more fun!
Video: Watermelon Craft and Counting Activity
As you can see by our quick little video, this was a super simple project! We assembled construction paper onto a pizza pan with some craft glue and then decorated it with some magnetic “seeds” according to the picture instructions in Crafts for Kids.
Related: You can make this sweet and colorful paper plate watermelon suncatcher craft.
Supplies Needed For This Fun Watermelon Craft and Counting Game Activity
How To Make This Cute Watermelon Craft and Counting Activity
Cut out a half circle from your red construction paper.
Cut out the thin half circle from the green construction paper to make the rind.
Glue down the red half circle on the pizza baking sheet smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles.
Glue the green construction paper down on the edge of the baking sheet so that it looks like a watermelon rind.
Add you little magnets to look like watermelon seeds.
And you’re done! So easy to make! Now it’s time to play and count.
Ideas For This Fun Watermelon Counting Game Activity
Using the magnetic watermelon board for counting games is only limited by the imagination!
- Learning to count: Take the seeds off and ask the child to add a certain number of seeds to the watermelon.
- Matching amounts: Place a number of seeds above the watermelon on the shiny pizza plate surface and then have the child mirror that amount of seeds on the watermelon.
- Simple addition: Verbally ask a math question and have the child answer in watermelon seed placement!
- Skip counting: Assign a value to each seed and have the child figure out how many are represented by skip counting.
- Pattern making: Use spacing between seeds to create a pattern that needs to be finished.
Related: Check out this W is for Watermelon craft.
Rhett loves this watermelon craft! We are going to use it as a note board to display some photos and favorite pieces of art.
- Pizza Baking Pan
- Small Round Magnets
- Red Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper
- Cut out a half circle from your red construction paper.
- Cut out the thin half circle from the green construction paper to make the rind.
- Glue down the red half circle on the pizza baking sheet smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles.
- Glue the green construction paper down on the edge of the baking sheet so that it looks like a watermelon rind.
- Add you little magnets to look like watermelon seeds.
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How did your watermelon craft turn out? Did your kids have fun with the watermelon counting activity?