Thursday, September 1, 2011

Watermelon Watercolors

I found this adorable book in our school library today and wanted to a simple lesson with my 2nd graders based on watermelons.  It was a cute book, published in 1967, about a farmer who paid no attention to anyone but found that he missed a lot of opportunities by just focusing on himself.  I decided to take advantage of using simple shapes and lines to teach the students about overlapping.  I demonstrated how to draw a rind first, a straight line across the top, and then add seeds.  We used watercolor paint to add color to our drawings. 


  1. Love them! So fresh and summer-y! I also love vintage children's books.