These easy watermelon art accents motivate students to write and reward them for their work! In addition, they add color and charm to any child’s story. Lastly, eating watermelon makes a fun and happy snack!
The following watermelon art accents can be used with ANY writing prompt about watermelon.
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NOW FOR THE WATERMELON ART ACCENTS!
First, for all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper. As a result, they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent. You can print and use this paper as well.
Lined Paper With a Border
Here is the paper for Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7. Here’s a printout of a border with no lines to use with very early writers.
The ideas below might seem extremely elementary to you. However, each time I hang a sample art accent and tell my writers that they get to make their own once they’re done writing, they perk up.
The mere idea of adding a decorative border motivates them to write!
The ideas below are only suggestions. You might think of others. More importantly, your students will surely surprise you with their own ideas!
- Draw one big slice of watermelon using markers.
2. Or, students can also draw many small slices of watermelon using markers.
3. Glue sequins* on for seeds. (Glue dots* work best if you have them.)
For the writing prompt, One Watermelon Seed, the students glued one golden sequin* to represent the magical seed.
4. Use ABC Stickers* to write a title.
5. Hand out plates of watermelon for your students to eat!
Write About Watermelon!
Here are watermelon lessons that I’ve posted so far:
Your students can also choose to write:
In the future, I’ll be adding more guided writing lessons about watermelon. They will include the following genres.
Science Fiction…what have you….all about watermelon!
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