These watermelon cards are easy to make. All you need are:
- Green paper plates (or paint/color white ones green) – you will not want thick plates or they will be too hard for kids to punch, so you may find better luck with the thin white ones and painting them, as many green ones that you find are sturdier, depending on where you look.
- Red paper
- Paper punch
Watermelon Counting and Fine Motor Activity
Now, a child can punch out the seeds while counting them! This is a very good exercise to strengthen the hand muscles, and kids LOVE using hole punches.
After the seeds are punched out, you can reuse the cards by using small black pompoms, buttons or real seeds.
Add these small objects with a tweezer (these tweezers are perfect for little hands!) onto the punched holes for extra fine motor practice together with counting!
A cheery watermelon activity for your preschooler or kindergarten child/class, perfect to keep learning all summer long!
More Watermelon Fun
Looking for even more learning ideas with a fun watermelon theme? Pair some of our favorites below with these counting cards and continue the watermelon theme with your kids!