Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s Up Watermelon?

You know how fun it is to make a Jack-o-Lantern, how about making a watermelon head perfect for summer fun?
What You Need: watermelon, colored paper or cardboard or a collection of other fruit or vegetable piecespaper watermelon head example
Play!
Use imaginations and a group effort to turn the watermelon into a fun creature. Attach colorful paper/cardboard cutout features with toothpicks, draw with non-toxic markers, or add pieces of fruit and vegetables with toothpicks.
Write About It:
Watermelon Head Interview
  1. Write a list of 6 questions for your watermelon friend to answer.
  2. Write out the answers to these questions from the watermelons point of view. Research as needed to find out how the watermelon might answer the question.
  3. Write the questions and answers into a script.
  4. Record or videotape the interview with one student being the interview and another student speaking for the watermelon.
  5. You could also turn your ideas into a picture book with captions describing Watermelon’s most remarkable traits and adventures.
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Chicken in the Grass

Instead of hangman, this game is just as fun as children try to spell the word before the chicken is created. Drawing and naming shapes, including circle, oval, trapezoid, and triangle are reinforced as an extra bonus!

What You Need: paper & pencils or any other surface and markers: Optional: vocabulary or spelling lists

Play to Write!

This game is played the same way as hangman, except no harm results to the chicken!diagram of game

  1. The leader chooses a word for other players to try and figure out. The correct number of letter spaces are drawn linearly across the page. For instance if the word is “camp”, four spaces are drawn.
  2. The next player, guesses a letter in the word. If the letter is included, it is placed in the correct position, as the “c” placed in the first space.
  3. If the letter is not included, the first shape of the chicken is drawn (the oval body).
  4. Play continues until the word is identified, or the chicken is drawn in the grass.
    game example
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