Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Fourth Grade Summer Activities: Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

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Turn any sunny summer day into a fun and special occasion by having a watermelon seed-spitting contest! Fresh watermelon can turn a whole afternoon into fun and games for the entire family.

What You Need:

  • Watermelon
  • White paper
  • Markers
  • Large knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk


What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to gather the ingredients for the seed-spitting contest. He can get started creating a scorecard to keep track of each participant’s seed-spitting distance.
  2. Help your child cut the watermelon using a large knife into several slices, making sure each one has lots and lots of seeds.
  3. Remember, watermelon seeds can be a choking hazard, so make sure those participating in the seed-spitting contest are over three years of age!
  4. Now your child can find the perfect spot for the seed-spitting contest – a driveway works wonderfully. He can use a piece of chalk to mark where the player stands.
  5. Each person can take a turn standing on the line while eating a slice of watermelon, and spitting the seeds. Your child can use the measuring tape to measure and mark the distances. Not only is he having fun participating in a game, but learning more about measurement.

Once everyone has had a turn, your child can announce the winner – and offer a special winning treat!  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 27, 2013
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