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Summer break is here and we are making the most of it! Prepping simple activities for the kids to play independently (and that can be used in the classroom too!) is a great idea for the summer months to avoid boredom. It also helps keep them from losing important skills they’ve worked on all year! These free printable Watermelon Seed Addition Cards are a fun way to practice counting and beginning addition skills for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early 1st graders too!

*Pair with our Summer Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

This printable set of addition cards includes 16 different addition facts to 10.  Each watermelon slice has different amounts of seeds on it to model the addition problem. Plus, these cards are so easy to prep!

To begin, simply print the addition cards (download below). Cut apart the cards on the dotted lines and laminate them for durability and reuse. Grab some dry erase markers and you’re ready to start adding watermelon seeds!

## How to Play

To introduce your kids to these addition cards, I recommend showing how you would complete the card yourself. Begin by counting and identifying the number of seeds on each watermelon slice.

On the card in the photo below, the first watermelon slice has 7 seeds. Count them out loud and talk through how you will now write the number 7 in the first box of the addition sentence.

Then count the seeds on the second watermelon slice. Above, the second watermelon slice has 2 seeds. Show the kids how you would write the number 2 in the second box on the addition card.

But what if they cannot add 7 + 2 yet?  Don’t worry! If your kids have not worked with addition facts before, simply show them how to count the total number of watermelon seeds on both slices. Or have them start with 7 and count on.  So you would say, “7” and then “8, 9” while pointing to the other 2 watermelon seeds on the second slice.

The great thing about these Watermelon Seed Addition Cards is that they can be used multiple ways depending on the current learning level of your kids. And in this case, these cards can be used even if your kids aren’t adding numbers yet!

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1. Fatima says:

2. Margie says:

Thank you for the watermelon addition cards. Love them!

1. Michelle says:

Margie,

So glad you love them! They’re such a fun activity this time of year. 🙂

3. Hawa says:

Thank you so much for all of this. I’m printing all your addition cards !!! I can’t wait to use them with my 5 years old son.

1. Alex says:

I am so glad you will be able to use them! : )