We are practicing addition in my classroom so I was able to use my Watermelon Craftivity
with my students! They were really excited to count and add the watermelon seeds to make a number sentence.
I read aloud the adorable story, The Watermelon Seed, before we made our addition craft. The story isn’t about addition, but it is a fun read aloud that I wanted to tie in with our watermelon day.
First I asked the students to glue down two groups of seeds to make a number sentence. Then during small group time, I called over a group of students to sit with me and write out the number sentence. I wanted to make sure that everyone counted correctly and then wrote the correct numbers.
I have limited bulletin board space in my room so I used two of my cupboards instead. Creating my own bulletin board letters has become my new obsession. I just printed out the letters in a cute font so there were two letters to a page, and then spent precious time cutting the letters out. 😉
Our colorful watermelon craft brightens my day every time I look at it and it’s fun watching the kids flip up the pink paper to read the math sentences!