We made watermelon playdough to go along with our watermelon theme and I added a packet of watermelon koolaid to give it a watermelon scent. Because most of the watermelons in my area are seedless I need to find a substitute I could use for the watermelon seeds. I chose dried black beans which you can find in the dried beans section of your grocery store.
After the playdough had cooled the children added the black beans and mixed it together. The next step was to flatten the playdough out and cut triangle shapes from it using craft sticks. They then took green playdough and made the rind of the watermelon by pinching the pieces together. This was an awesome activity for fine motor development. You see how we made our playdough here.