coffee filter watermelons

The Watermelon Seed

What We Read:

The Watermelon Seed

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Watermelon Seed answers the age old question of what exactly happens when you swallow one of those pesky watermelon seeds. Does a watermelon grow in your belly? Do vines start growing out of your ears? Does your skin turn an alarming shade of pink? When Crocodile swallows a seed while munching on his favorite fruit, he begins to imagine all the things that might happen.

This is such a cute book! It’s a nice short read, with lots of funny noises and funnier pictures. The whole thing is illustrated in soft pink and pale green, just like a book about a watermelon eating crocodile should be!

What We Said:

“My Hands”

“Five Pretty Flowers in My Garden Grew” courtesy of King County Library System’s Tell Me a Story wiki:

Five pretty flowers in my garden grew.
Hmm, I bet they smell pretty, too!
So, I bent down to sniff, but they tickled my nose.
Aaah-Choo!  Oh no!
Away one flower blows!

This one also makes a great flannel board rhyme! Follow the link to see a librarian performing it for her storytime group.

“Touch Your Nose”

What We Did:

We danced some more! We started with “Freeze Dance” by The Fresh Beats Band. We did two Jim Gill songs, “Knuckles Knees” and “Swing Your Partner.” A word of warning: “Knuckles Knees” moves fast, so you might want to practice beforehand!

We also played with Play-Doh and used a variety of kitchen utensils to sort plastic worms hidden in dyed pasta!

What We Made:

coffee filter watermelons

Paper watermelons chock full of seeds! Everyone got half of a coffee filter, half a sheet of green construction paper, and their choice or red and pink markers. They used their markers to scribble all over the coffee filter, than I sprayed the coffee filter so the colors would bleed together. I used a paper towel to soak up the excess liquid, then they glued the coffee filter to the construction paper. The kids who wanted to used scissors to trim their construction paper into a watermelon shape, then I passed out black markers so they could make seeds.

No storytime next week, but join us in two weeks for our last plant storytime!

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