Are you ready for a letter of the week craft? This one is W is for watermelon idea!
And since watermelons are heavy, we’ll be carrying ours in a wagon.
At the end of the post I have some nursery rhymes, a song, and several fabulous books to keep the learning going!
LETTER OF THE WEEK CRAFT: W IS FOR WATERMELON
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- LETTER W TEMPLATE printed onto cardstock
- red rectangle for wagon, black rectangle for handle, two black circles for wheels, and two white circles for the inside of the wheels (see above pattern)
- glue stick
- plain construction paper
- green, black, and red or pink markers
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1. Color the bottom of the W green – it’s the rind of your melon.
2. Now color that delicious fruit red or pink.
3. Don’t forget to add the seeds!
4. Your watermelon is heavy, so we’ll carry it on a wagon. Glue down the W and add the red wagon.
5. Give your wagon some black wheels.
6. Add the white centers.
7. Finally, give your wagon a handle.
And here they are!
NURSERY RHYMES FOR LETTER W:
I like this kinder version of the favorite nursery rhyme.
There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children
She didn’t know what to do.
She gave them some broth
And lots of fresh bread.
Then kissed them all soundly
And put them to bed.
Don’t forget this other classic!
Wee Willie Winkie
Runs through the town,
Upstairs and downstairs,
In his nightgown.
Rapping at the windows,
Crying at the lock,
“Are the children in their beds?
For now it’s 8:00!”
SONG FOR LETTER W:
If your kids are like mine, they can’t get enough of this summer treat! Sing this one to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”
On the vine, on the vine.
Sweet and red and juicy,
Sweet and red and juicy,
Please be mine! Please be mine!
BOOKS TO READ FOR LETTER W:
The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli
Here’s a great new book about a funny alligator who sings about how much he loves watermelon… until he swallows a seed. His mind goes wild about what the consequences will be! My kids love this silly story.
I Went Walking, by Sue Williams
Here’s a great predictable book to read with your preschooler. “I went walking. What did you see? I saw a black cat looking at me.” Your child will be proud when this becomes a book he can read himself!
The Worrywarts, by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Books that try to use a particular letter in every sentence can get tiresome. Not this one! Wombat, Weasel, and Woodchuck want to wander the world. But they’re worried about what they might find. You’ll be laughing aloud at what they envision!