Summer brings about all sorts of goodness. Watermelon is one of them. My family, especially our 3 year old, cannot get enough of it.
Watermelon is full of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and even fiber and iron. Plus it makes for a great practical life activity for our preschoolers.
What you need:
- A watermelon
- A knife to cut said watermelon
- A melon baller
- Toothpicks for serving
- A mat
- A small bowl
- A small plate
I presented the bowl, the quartered watermelon slice sitting on a small palte, the baller and the toothpicks on a place mat on his activity table. Then I pointed to each item explaining (first asking) them and their significance. Then I demonstrated how to scoop a ball of melon into the bowl and then stick with a tooth pick for serving.
Great for the fine motor skills and quite rewarding to the palette. My son can prepare his own snack (independence and self confidence), eat well (respecting your body) and work a melon baller (fine motor skill development).
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