Practice counting and number recognition with your preschoolers and kindergartners using this Watermelon Math Preschool Activity. This hands-on math game is perfect for your next Habitats & Homes preschool theme.
Your little kids will love every minute of this fun Watermelon Counting Preschool Activity and it’s perfect for practicing important early math skills this Summer!
This week’s topic is Chores and today’s lesson was all about Welcoming Guests. We discussed how to greet someone and being a good host, created dinner menus, and of course practiced our counting skills with this adorable Summer-themed watermelon preschool activity.
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This was such a quick and easy preschool math activity. We just used paper watermelon slices and black beans. The Teacher Guide mentioned writing the numbers on the watermelon slices, but we wanted to practice some addition and subtraction with the little guy too, so we used magnetic numbers instead.
What you’ll need
- Paper Watermelon Slices
- Paper & Clipboard
Here’s how to do it
- Set out the paper watermelon slices (number them 1-12) and a bowl of black beans to use as seeds.
- Invite children to place the number of “seeds” indicated on each slice.
- Play with a friend and take any six slices each. Add up the seeds to see who has the most in their half watermelon.
- Did the child put the same number of seeds as the number on the watermelon slice?
- Did the child add the seeds as shown on two slices to find the total number?
If you didn’t get this month’s preschool curriculum kit, it’s super easy to draw your own watermelon slices using some cardstock and markers.
It’s the perfect kid-friendly art activity as well as a great opportunity to explore fractions with your little learners.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Habitats & Homes theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
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