Want to have armloads of fun? Incorporate finger paints and scents in one activity! Wow!!
The Pre-Kindergarteners really loved this activity as they loved being able to get really involved in the set-up and of course the final pieces!
The kids were learning about different habitats and Ms. Evelyn, the kids’ teacher, is native to the south. In the south, they have yellow watermelons which was a crazy concept to our 4 year olds, but in the end and through the giggles, really found this project fun!
- Paint (regular tempura paint– red for traditional or yellow for southern watermelons!)
- Extracts; our kids used fruit extracts like berries for example. This could also be a great opportunity for you to go through your cupboards!
Mix a bit of the extracts into the paint and have the kids start their next masterpiece!
One way to bring the lesson further is get a watermelon from the store and explore the different textures when tasting it. As something fun you could save the seeds and have the kids try and grow their own watermelons!
Of course that would be just for fun, but long-term experiments are great for teaching patience and sparking questions (like you guys don’t get enough already!)
Thank you for reading! If you’re trying this at home, take pictures and let us see!