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Melon Exploration – Preschool


Children learn about different types of melons (cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew) grown in WNC, become familiar with tasting new foods, and practice using their senses to explore environments. Children become familiar with trying new foods in the preschool setting. Students interact with a new food in alternative ways, making predictions and using descriptive words to explore the melons.

Need to Prepare

Tasting Supplies

  • Pictures of melons growing
  • Small paper plates
  • Plastic forks (one for each child)
  • Local watermelon, cantaloupe, and/or honeydew melon

Books to Read

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