July 14, 2010
How many seeds does each watermelon have? How many when you add the sets together? Cutting out the watermelons proved to be a great exercise in fine motor skills; adding up the watermelon seeds helped practice math and penmanship.
For a second activity, I cut the circles and glued them to the page to demonstrate fractions. While E dotted the seeds I explained simple fractions and how to write them.
Not to leave the baby out of the fun, I helped her create a W is for Watermelon page. She did a great job gluing the triangles and adding the seeds. Then she had a wonderful time scribbling over the entire sheet and eventually pulling the watermelon off and tearing them into little pieces all over my floor.
But how can you deny that joy to such a free spirit?
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
This is one of those books you should have on your shelf. It combines the colorful collage art of Lois Ehlert, the alphabet, and a wide variety of fruits and veggies... what more could you want? Not only will your child have her ABC's reinforced, but she'll be introduced to exotic and interesting produce on every page. It's a favorite of our family.
I'm linking up to:
- ABC & 123's Show & Tell