Watermelon Seed Counting Cards Cutting and Pasting Activity for Kids and Playdough Mats with FREE printables from @theartkit

Watermelon Seed Counting Activity for Kids {FREE Printables}

We’ve received so much positive feedback on our cookie counting cards that we wanted to make something similar and decided to go with a watermelon theme this time. Read on for all the details.

Watermelon Seed Counting Cards Cutting and Pasting Activity for Kids and Playdough Mats with FREE printables from @theartkit

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Oh, watermelons! Such a classic summer treat. We’ve had so much fun with our cookie counting cards that we wanted to create something similar and just knew a watermelon themed printable pack would be the perfect addition to our learning resources.

What You’ll Need

  • Watermelon printable pack (Sign up for our newsletter here to gain access to our library of printables which includes this activity sheet.) Already a subscriber? Login to our resource library to download them

Laminator (optional)

Homemade watermelon playdough (optional)

Dry erase pockets (optional but so handy to have!)

What to Do

Begin by downloading and printing the watermelon printable pack. We recently signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and are loving it! They offer several different plans (such as $4.99 for 100 pages a month) and will automatically send you new cartridges before you even need them. We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link here will give you one free month of service. You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices). Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.

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Next, we made a double batch of our homemade watermelon playdough.

After printing the watermelon counting cards out, we got to work cutting them (this would be a great activity for the kids to help you with too!).

Then, it was time to start practicing our numbers. We laid out a watermelon number card along with the empty watermelon slice and some paper watermelon seeds (although buttons, real watermelon seeds, or stones would also work) and asked our little ones to place the same number of seeds on their watermelon as the number card indicated. They had such a blast!

Watermelon Seed Counting Cards Cutting and Pasting Activity for Kids and Playdough Mats with FREE printables from @theartkit

We then placed the watermelon slice in a dry erase pocket (you could also laminate it) and used playdough watermelon seeds instead of paper seeds. The kids enjoyed using their tweezers to place the seeds on their watermelons.

Watermelon Seed Counting Cards Cutting and Pasting Activity for Kids and Playdough Mats with FREE printables from @theartkit

It was almost as though they didn’t even know they were practicing their numbers! 🙂

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How did your watermelon counting activity turn out? Did you and the kids love it? We had so much fun with this activity! We’d love to see you enjoying it – share with us on social media #theartkit.

Want more? Be sure to check out our other watermelon activities:

Watermelon slices: an easy cutting and pasting craft for kids  

Watermelon playdough

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