Summer is the perfect time to learn about watermelons. You can include them as part of a summer learning activity theme or even a theme all about different fruit! Preschool watermelon theme activities can be a fun learning theme for the summer months, and a great way to enjoy the last bits of summer with a fun summer theme.
Here are some fabulous resources for planning your preschool watermelon theme. Most of these activities are designed for kids ages 3 through 5, but many can be modified for younger and older kids as well.
WHY IT’S FUN
During the summer months, there are going to be a lot of very hot summer days. This means you’ll likely be looking for a way to cool off and enjoy a fun treat to help keep hydrated! Watermelon activities will give your kids a fun way to teach them about watermelons, so they can learn about everything from counting the seeds to making their own out of art materials. It also makes a tasty and hydrating summer treat!
WHEN TO TEACH A WATERMELON THEME
We like to teach a watermelon theme during the summer months as a fun way to enjoy the summer season. This way we can learn all about this fun festive fruit while it’s still in season! A watermelon theme can also serve as a great opportunity to learn about seeds, fruit, and gardening as well.
TEACHING TIPS & MAJOR CONCEPTS KIDS WILL LEARN
If you’re planning a preschool Watermelon theme there are many possibilities for incorporating meaningful early learning skills.
These are just some of the concepts kids can learn about during a Watermelon theme:
- Seasonal Produce
- Living Things
- Sensory Learning
- Five Senses
You can also use watermelon seeds, black beans, or black pom poms as manipulatives for many learning activities to teach math and literacy concepts.
ITEMS TO COLLECT AND REQUEST IN ADVANCE
If you get parents, friends, and family involved you can enrich the experience kids have during your preschool Watermelon theme.
Collect or ask people to help you collect:
- Watermelon seeds
- Water beads
- Black pom poms
- Black buttons
PRINTABLE WATERMELON THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set currently includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
- Watermelon Seed Counting Game
- 0-35 Watermelon Number Cards (in color and b/w)
- Roll and Color Watermelon Seed Math Game (in color and b/w)
- Watermelons on the Vine Beginning Sound Sort (6 initial sounds, in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Word Family Building Activity Set (5 word families, in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Fractions Matching Activity (in color and b/w)
- Growing a Watermelon Emergent Reader (2 versions, in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Letter Matching Puzzles (in color and b/w)
- Real Watermelon Photographs
- Ten Frame Watermelon Seed Counting Mats (in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Life Cycle Printable Chart (in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Life Cycle Sequencing Set (in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Vocabulary Cards (in color and b/w)
- Watermelon Diagram
GET YOUR LESSON PLANS
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.
INDIVIDUAL WATERMELON ACTIVITY IDEAS ON FANTASTIC FUN AND LEARNING
Here on Fantastic Fun and Learning we’ve shared the following ideas to go along with a preschool Watermelon theme.
This Watermelon ABC Matching Game is an easy prep matching game for your summer theme!
This Watermelon Sensory Writing Tray would go well with any watermelon or summer theme.
This easy Torn Paper Watermelon Craft is great fine motor practice for little ones.
This cool sensory Watermelon Sensory Bin activity is summer fun for all ages!
This sponge art Watermelon Sponge Painting will invigorate your child’s senses in a fun and creative way.
MORE ACTIVITIES FROM CREATIVE EDUCATORS
If you are looking for more fun Watermelon Activities to go with your watermelon theme, this list is a must!
If your kids love watermelon, they will love these easy and Healthy Summer Watermelon Recipes.
INFORMATIONAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Learn fun facts about Watermelons with this fun video
Learn about watermelon and other fruits in this preschool learning video.
Your kids will love learning about fruit with this fun watermelon song.
Down By The Bay is a fun and silly kids song that mentions watermelons in every verse!
Get your kids up and moving with this fun Watermelon Dance!
If your little ones love watermelons, they’re sure to love this Watermelon Song!
FAVORITE WATERMELON BOOKS
If you’re looking for some great books to go with your summer watermelon theme, check out these Books About Watermelon
FREE WATERMELON THEME PRINTABLES
Practice letter formation with this Watermelon ABC Preschool Letter Printable
POSSIBLE FIELD TRIPS OR ADVENTURES
- Visit a farmer’s market
- Meet a local produce farmer
As you wrap up your preschool Watermelon theme take note of what the kids were most interested in throughout the theme. Continue on by investigating one of those concepts more in depth. Below are some possible suggestions.