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Fun Watermelon Games, Easy Crafts, and Drinks for Kids

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Warm weather, sticky fingers, seeds galore…  Play watermelon games, carve a fruit bowl, spit seeds. There are a million ways to have fun with watermelon!

Watermelon games and crafts for kids

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Ways to have fun with Watermelon

Summer is the best time to eat watermelon and to play watermelon games.

It’s sweet, messy, sticky and so, so good!

Do you remember the days when you’d put on on your swimsuit, head to the backyard and have some watermelon?

Dad wanted you in your suit so he could hose you down when it was over, am I right?

Well, now it’s time for the Grandkids to experience those things, just like you did oh, so many years ago.

If you want an easy way to cut up your watermelon, check out this tutorial by The Girl Who Ate Everything.

Fun with Watermelon Games

These watermelon games are easy and fun for kids and adults.

The obvious first:

Watermelon Eating Contest –

Object: Be the first to finish your Watermelon

Supplies:  Table, Watermelon, Players, a Hose

Play this watermelon game:

  1.  Line players along the table.
  2.  Give each player similar slices of watermelon, as many pieces as you think they can eat.
  3.  Someone in charge will say “Go”
  4.  The winner is the person who finishes their watermelon first
What do you call two watermelons that are not allowed to get married? A couple of can’t-elopes. Click to Tweet

The perfect way to serve Watermelon:  On a schtick

watermelon on a stick

And the tried and true:

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Object:  Spit your seed as far as you can.

Supplies:  Table, Watermelon, Players, a Hose

Play this watermelon game:

  1.  Establish a foul line.  Players can come to the line, but not touch it or cross it.
  2.  Set the watermelon on the table.
  3.  Give each player a popsicle stick (or a similar marking device) with their name on it.
  4.  Decide how many tries will be allowed before beginning the game.
  5.  Let each player eat their watermelon.  As they find seeds, they come to the line and spit the seed as far as they can.
  6.  To keep it fair, have a ‘judge’ use the name stick to mark the distance. If the next seed they spit goes farther, move the stick to the new location.
  7.  After all participating parties have made the agreed upon attempts, the person with the greatest distance wins.

Watermelon Ring Toss Game

This is a watermelon game from “I Dig Pinterest” and can be a craft as well.  Make it, then play it!  Watermelon Ring Toss



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Fun with Watermelon Crafts

Watermelon Fizzy Sensory Science 

Watermelon fizzy sensory science, perfect summer fun, Easy kids activities, Perfect Science idea, kids activities that rock! The Coolest Sensory Play, Check out this watermelon sensory play at

Watermelon Moon Sand

Watermelon TerraCotta Pots

For some fun ways to carve your watermelon, check out the ideas at!

Watermelon Chapstick!

Fun with Watermelon Drinks

But first, a cup to put it in…

Watermelon Punch  – (non-alcoholic – it’s for the Grandkids, too, right?)

  • 1 seedless watermelon, about 10 lbs.
  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice

If you would like to use the watermelon shell as a serving bowl, cut off one end to remove the watermelon and cut the other end just enough to make a flat spot for it to stand.

Scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and place it in the blender.  Blend until smooth.

Strain through a fine strainer into a bowl or pitcher to remove the foam that forms during blending.

Return strained watermelon to the blender, add lemonade and pineapple juice and blend well.

Transfer to a serving container or the watermelon bowl you created.

Stir gently before serving over ice.   Enjoy!

Watermelon Slush

  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar for each batch (if desired for sweetness)
  • Ice

Scoop out the flesh of the watermelon and place in a bowl.

Place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, until semi-frozen/frozen

Remove from freezer, add 5 cups at a time to the blender.  Add sugar if desired.

Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Shari E

Friday 11th of May 2018

That is a lot of fun with watermelons! Thanks for the great ideas as the warm weather approaches!


Thursday 26th of April 2018

I'd forgotten how much fun watermelon is for kids - seed spitting is definitely worth bringing back as soon as our little granddaughter is old enough to enjoy it. Thanks for the memories!

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