A couple of weeks ago I was approached about sharing an educational web site on my blog with all my readers. Below is one activity you can find on the web site. I encourage anyone with kids to take a look and try a few activities this summer. Summertime is a great time to rest and relax but dont’ let your kids be educationally lazy. Encourage your kids to read for 20 minutes a day during the summer. I know it can be hard to try to come up with activities and worksheets, so go to this web site and check it out. I think you’ll see that there’s a wealth of resources at the touch of a button. Education.com
Activity: Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
Fifth Grade Holidays & Seasons Activities: Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed spitting contest! It’s remarkable that some fresh watermelon and just a few other items could be used to create an afternoon of fun for the entire family while activating math and measurement skills!
What You Need:
Watermelon (not seedless!)
What You Do:
Invite your child to gather the ingredients for the seed spitting contest. He can get started creating a scorecard to keep track of each participant’s seed spitting distance.
Help your child use a large knife to cut the watermelon into several slices, making sure each one has lots and lots of seeds.
Remember, watermelon seeds can be a choking hazard, so make sure those participating in the seed spitting contest are over three years of age!
Now your child can find the perfect spot for the seed spitting contest—a driveway works wonderfully. He can use a piece of chalk to mark where the participants should stand.
Each person can take a turn standing on the line while eating a slice of watermelon, and spitting the seeds. Your child can use the measuring tape to measure and mark the distances. Not only is he having fun participating in a game, but he’s also learning more about measurement.
Once everyone has had a turn, your child can announce the winner—and offer a special winning treat!
I hope this post has been beneficial and I hope you take a look at the web site.