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Watermelon Squish Bag Activities for Preschoolers

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun!

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun!

Watermelon Squish Bag

Do you use squish bags with your kids? The concept is so simple it hardly seems like it will be a hit, but it sure is! Kids love moving around the liquid material and watching the letters or shapes they draw with their finger remain visible. This is great for strengthening little hands, practicing making letters and shapes, and so much more. So as it is summer, and almost National Watermelon Day, we decided to make a fun waterelon squish bag. Adding a fun watermelon theme always makes activities EXTRA fun and engaging for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. This watermelon activities are perfect for a watermelon preschool theme, to go along with summer book The Watermelon Seed, garden theme, or just a stand-alone summer activities for preschoolers.

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Watermelon Activities

If you are wondering¬†how to make a squish bag, it truly couldn’t be simpler. All you need to make this¬†summer squish bag are a few simple materials:

  • hair gel – any clear variety
  • ziplock bag
  • red food coloring
  • small black button “seeds”
  • green painters tape

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Watermelon Activities for Preschoolers

So all you do is squirt hair gel in a ziplock bag and drop in some red food coloring. Squish to mix so the color is spread evenly. Add in your seeds which can be black buttons, fushion beads, or even dry black beans.

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Now seal the ziplock bag without any air in the bag. Use the green painters tape to extra seal the bag at the seams, which also makes a cute rind part of your watermelon! Cute, right?!

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Watermelon Theme

You can do this activity at a kitchen table, classroom desk, or on a window to let the light shine through your squish bag. Use the green painers tape to not only secure the ziplock bag, but attach it to the surface you will be using so the bag doesn’t move around on your young child.

For some reason my kids couldn’t get enough of making their handprints in the squishy bag!

The Watermelon Seed Activities

The Watermelon Seed Activities

Try putting your watermelon seed squish bag on a cheery window to watch the light come through not only your impressions but the red hair gel.

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun!

Children will use their finger to make figures, pictures, shapes, numbers, or letters in their bag. This is such great practice to improve fine motor skills and coordination too!

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Watermelon Day Activities

Kids are always amazed their creation stays around a little after crating it. Now use your hand to make a wiper motion to redistribute the hair gel and make a whole new project. I love that this activity is reusable and mess free! My two favorite things with busy pre-k kids.

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun!

Summer Activities for Kids

I love quick, LOW PREP summer activities like this one. The kids had a blast with our watermelon theme and got some fun practice working on fine motor skills too.

Looking for fun things to do with watermelon for your upcoming watermelon theme or National Watermelon Day on August 3rd? Kids will go nuts over this watermelon volcano project! This watermelon experiment allows kids to witness the chemical reaction when baking soda and vinegar mix . This summer activity for kids is such a fun and easy volcano experiment perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders to try. These super cute, watermelon printables help toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age chidlren how to make both uppercase and lowercase letters. These free printable alphabet mats are such a fun summer activities for preschoolers for summer learning or watermelon theme activities. Simply download summer printables and you are ready to try this watermelon activities. FREE Watermelon Themed Alphabet Find & Dot - Children will have fun learning their ABCs and searching for the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet with these Watermelon Themed Find the Letter worksheets. These are the perfect summer learning activity for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten students. fluffy watermelon slime

Watermelon Activities

Looking for more watermelon activity ideas or two to make a week long watermelon theme or dive into the letter w is for watermelon? You will love these fun activities and free printables:

See all our watermelon activities for kids, watermelon activities (for older kids) and our watermelon activities for preschoolers

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Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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