Watermelon Art Accents

Watermelon is a great summer snack and definitely motivates and rewards writers!

The following watermelon art accents can be used with ANY writing prompt about watermelon.

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Here are watermelon lessons that I’ve posted so far:

One Seed-A Fairy Tale

A Personal Narrative

A 5 Minute Descriptive List

Your students can also choose to write:

An acrostic poem

A Haiku

An Opinion

Non-Fiction

Science Fiction…what have you….all about watermelon!

Now for the super simple art accents!

For all of my writing classes, students write on bordered paper. 

That way they can decorate the border around their writing with an art accent

You can print and use this paper as well.  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. BUT, each time I hang a sample border 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 your own!  And your students will surely come up with their own as well. 

The key is that the watermelon art accent motivates and rewards your writers.

  1. Draw one big slice of watermelon using markers.

2. 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 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!