Read It Make It: National Watermelon Day – August 3rd
There’s nothing better than a piece of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day to quench your thirst and cool you off. The Watermelon Seed written by Greg Pizzoli is a hilarious story about an alligator who loves, loves, loves watermelon, but is so worried when he accidentally swallows a seed. What will happen to him? Will he turn pink or start growing leaves? Find out by reading this fun book and then craft your own Watermelon Fan.
Watermelon Fan Craft
- white paper plate
- large craft sticks
- light green, pink, black tempura paint (or mix red/white and green/white)
- masking or packing tape
- cotton swabs
- Paint inside circle of paper plate pink.
- Paint the outside rim of the paper plate light green. Leave a small strip of white in between the pink and the light green.
- When the pink and green are dry, add black “seeds” with the cotton swabs and black tempura paint.
- When all is completely dry, fold the plate in half and cut down the crease to create two watermelon slices.
- Attach the large craft sticks to the backs of the “slices” with masking or packing tape.
- You now have two “yummy” fans to keep you and a friend cool on a hot summer day.
Happy National Watermelon Day!