We are giddy over this new book from our super sweet friend over at Smart School House! Â Kelly Dixon has outdone herself with gorgeously simple and unique crafts for kids with Smart School House Crafts for Kids(affiliate link).
The book is filled with all sorts of fun. Â I handed it to my 9 year old to choose something to do and he wanted to make the Watermelon Counting Gameâ€¦
Smart School House Crafts for Kids
As you can see by our quick little video, this was a super simple project! Â We assembled construction paper onto a pizza pan with some craft glue and then decorated it with some magnetic â€œseedsâ€ according to the picture instructions in Crafts for Kids.
Watermelon Counting Game
Using the magnetic watermelon board for counting games is only limited by the imagination!
Learning to count: Â Take the seeds off and ask the child to add a certain number of seeds to the watermelon.
Matching amounts: Â Place a number of seeds above the watermelon on the shiny pizza plate surface and then have the child mirror that amount of seeds on the watermelon.
Simple addition: Â Verbally ask a math question and have the child answer in watermelon seed placement!
Skip counting: Â Assign a value to each seed and have the child figure out how many are represented by skip counting.
Pattern making: Â Use spacing between seeds to create a pattern that needs to be finished.
Rhett loves this watermelon craft! Â We are going to use it as a note board to display some photos and favorite pieces of art.
Please check out Kellyâ€™s book! Â It is so colorful and fun. Â There are projects for holidays, parties and just hanging out at home.
You can find the book at many bookstores and online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Go! Â Have fun!