This summer, preschoolers can practice the alphabet with this free watermelon letter recognition activity.
July is National Watermelon Month. Celebrate with this festive alphabet activity for preschool and kindergarten kiddos.
It’s super easy to prepare, and it’s even easier for little ones to complete.
Watermelon Letter Recognition Activity
Letter recognition is an important skill for preschoolers to learn. This watermelon letter recognition game is a great way for them to practice.
When students can recognize letters and match uppercase and lowercase letters, they are able to use this knowledge as they learn to read and write.
This fun letter matching game is a great way to help them practice letter recognition and matching any time of the year.
Preparing the Activity
Download and print these pages, and add them to your literacy centers. There are two letter mats – one uppercase and one lowercase.
There are 52 watermelon letter cards – half with uppercase letters and half with lowercase letters.
Cut apart the letter cards and separate them into stacks of uppercase letters and lowercase letters.
How to Use This Activity
Choose which one of these sets you’re going to use – uppercase or lowercase. Set out the alphabet page and one set of letter cards.
Have your child choose a letter card and find the same letter on the dinosaur page. Have them color or trace the letter on the recording page.
Continue in this manner until all of the letters have been identified.
BOOKS ABOUT WATERMELON
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about watermelon. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• One Watermelon Seed – In this deceptively simple counting book, Max and Josephine tend their garden while readers follow along, counting from one to ten as the garden is planted.
• The Watermelon Seed – With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.
• Watermelon Madness – Noura is crazy about watermelon. She wants to eat nothing else, every day, at every meal. In fact, Noura thinks there is no such thing as too much watermelon. Until one night, when the watermelon she has hidden in her room to eat all by herself begins to grow and Noura gets taken on a wild watermelon adventure!
This delicious watermelon felt set is great for teaching children to count up to 5 and to practice number recognition. Also excellent for imaginative play or as a matching game.
Preschoolers will strengthen hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills while they count and place the seeds in these watermelon wooden counting puzzles.
Download Your Printables
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