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The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli is such a clever little story! My preschoolers just love it.
If you’re looking for a preschool music lesson plan about The Watermelon Seed, find one in my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I’ve used The Watermelon Seed with other summertime and food related lesson plans in the past, but I decided to create an entire lesson plan around it when I was putting together my storybook lesson plans.
Most kids can relate to those pesky watermelon seeds and the fear of accidentally swallowing one. I found so many cute watermelon, seed and crocodile songs to include in this lesson plan.
In the story, when the crocodile is eating his watermelon, he often says “chomp, chomp chomp”. Chomping lends it’s self to some fun musical and rhythmic movements, like in this Alligator Chomp song by Jack Hartmann:
All of the activities in this lesson plan are intended for a movement-based preschool music class. The goal of these activities to prepare kids for future music lesson by developing their coordination, gross and fine motor skills, self-expression and other important developmental milestones.
You can find the full lesson plan for The Watermelon Seed in my TeachersPayTeachers store, but here are some of the highlights:
- 10 songs, rhymes and activities using themes from The Watermelon Seed
- 6 songs and chants with printable sheet music or lyric pages
- 4 fun, active songs to add to your preschool music playlist
- Specific instructions on how to use these 10 songs with kids ages 0-5
- Activities are ordered perfectly to keep kids engaged and interested throughout a 30-minute class
Get the full lesson plan here.
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