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Wow, Watermelon!


Serve watermelon as a snack to children. Then collect and wash all the seeds. Let them dry overnight. (You might even set them out to dry under a lamp.) Then give each child two pre-cut half ovals. The larger oval half is green; a slightly smaller oval half is red. Invite children to glue the red half onto the green half. Then have them glue seeds to their paper slices. Finally, ask children what their favorite summer things are and record them along the watermelon rind. Display the watermelons on an end-of-the-year bulletin board. (See this bulletin board.)


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