watermelon freebie

Summer time and watermelon seem to go hand in hand.

We've been doing a lot of singing ...

Down by the bay
where the watermelons grow ...

Here's Raffi

and a self titled "hip" version

Watermelon seeds are responsible for one of my favourite celebration of learning moments.

We read Black Seeds, Black Seeds, a watermelon version of  Brown Bear Brown Bear.  Here is our pocket chart version.

I think that the idea came from a McCracken workshop (and if that means anything to you, we are dating ourselves!) many years ago. The illustrations were created for me (also years ago) by a very talented artist mum, Roseanne Currie.

Click on the graphic for your free pocket chart picture download.   I made 2 copies of the last picture so that one could be used as a title card if you wished.

Check back later in the week for a booklet version.

Happy Memorial Day to American friends - and happy Monday to everyone else.


  1. Thanks for the watermelon sequencing cards! They are perfect for our upcoming watermelon unit. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Glad you can use it Lisa - check back later in the week for a booklet version.


  2. I have tons of McCracken stuff! Years ago they were always coming to Victoria:)
    Thanks for the watermelon ideas!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  3. They have fabulous big books, charts, teacher resource books. It was very sad that they did not pass on/sell their business so that newer/younger teachers could get their materials. My favourite of their stuff is the full pocket chart pictures for retelling books - The Little Old Woman WHo Was Not Afraid of Anything, Good Night Owl, Rosie's Walk ... so much good (and fun) teaching resources.



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