Watermelon Theme Day

Enjoy the last week of school with this fun end-of-the-year Watermelon Theme Day. During Watermelon Day students will learn all about watermelon and its lifecycle. There are phonics activities, math games and activities, writing extensions, and comprehension strategies for “The Watermelon Seed.” This resource includes a nonfiction book about watermelons with real photos as well as a matching printable book. There are fun watermelon crafts too. Your students will have an amazing day and won’t even realize they are learning. This would also make great summer camp activities for a week filled with fun.


Included in Watermelon Theme Day:

Nonfiction Activities:

  • Watermelon Day Letter Home
  • Watermelon Day Snack Letter
  • Schema, New Learning, Questions colorful posters
  • KWL colorful posters
  • Shema on Watermelon (2 options)
  • Watermelon Non-fiction Teacher Book 12 pages real images
  • Watermelon Non-fiction Mini Book 12 pages copy 2 per page
  • Fact and Details
  • Watermelon Survey
  • Fact vs. Opinion
  • Author’s Purpose
  • New Learning
  • Digging for Details
  • Diagram
  • Check for Understanding
  • Lifecycle

Fiction: The Watermelon Seed

  • Colorful posters:
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Main Idea
  • Details (sequencing)
  • Graphing Activity
  • Comprehension:
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Text to Self
  • Main Idea & Details
  • Features of Fiction
  • Sequencing 6 cut-and-paste cards


  • Informative
  • Opinion
  • Fill in the Blank

Math Games: (no prep)

  • Spin & Subtract from 20 Worksheet
  • Roll & Subtract Bingo with Number line to 20
  • Triple the Fun Bingo Roll 3 & Add
  • Spin and Coverall Shapes
  • Double the Fun Coverall Spin & Double

Activities: (color and black and white)

  • Tally Puzzles
  • True or False Place Value Sort
  • Wider than a Watermelon Hunt
  • Race to 100 Base 10 Game
  • Time to the Hour & Half Hour Scoot
  • Race to the Top Addition & Subtraction no regrouping double digit


  • Count by 2’s
  • Ten Frames
  • Count by 5’s
  • Count by 10’s
  • Place Value tens & ones

Phonics Activities

Worksheets: no prep

  • ABC Order
  • Unscramble
  • Word Search
  • Syllables
  • Punctuation
  • Making Words
  • Glued Sounds Bingo

Activities: color and black and white

  • Long Vowel Sort
  • R-Controlled Vowel Sort
  • Noun or Verb Sort

Center Activity Cards 1-12 Large and Small Colorful

Black & White Checklist Cards


  • Watermelon Craft
  • Watermelon with Lines
  • Letters “This year was one in a melon” “This class was one in a melon”

Watermelon Day Banner Colorful and Black and White


If you would like to join me live to discuss these ideas and more in my classroom, please join my private group.


©Megan Mitchell