Summer is officially here (even though it has been hot in AZ for months). This week at the farmers’ market there was a variety of summer melon that my boys could not resist. Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon- They love any kind of fruit, and the farmer was giving out samples. Needless to say we came home with some.
We have a few picnics and parties coming up, so I was inspired to look at some ideas to jazz up the summer melons that we purchased. Melon lends itself as such a refreshing side dish it screams summer to me. I also thought it would be fun to include a few kid activities and some adult beverages to satisfy everyone. Hope you enjoy this roundup!
Star Watermelon Pops– Perfect for 4th of July!
Watermelon and Cantaloupe Fruit Popsicles (pictured)
Honeydew Treats (pictured)
Fresh Melon Cooler– Agua de Melon (pictured)
Raspberry Watermelon Granita (pictured)
Crafts and Activities
National Watermelon Promotion Board– Great fun facts and kid ideas
Watermelon Soap (pictured)
Watermelon Skirt Tutorial– No girls in our house, but this looks totally cute!
Wacky Watermelon Day– Bowling, painting, sensory play, etc.
Watermelon Activities– Watermelon seeds and play dough, squish bag math, and more! (pictured)
Magnetic Felt Food– “Peelable” Cantaloupe Slice Pattern
Watermelon Punch and Bowl (pictured)
Plus, EVMG has teamed up with a bunch of other great bloggers today to bring you a bunch of Summertime Inspired Recipes!
- Great-Grandma’s “Secret-Ingredient” Potato Salad
- Blueberry Pie Bars
- Watermelon Green Tea
- Independence Day Cranberry Pop Rocks Mocktail
- Fruit Pizza
- Zucchini Recipes
- Grilled Pizza
- Fruit Yogurt Parfaits
- Root Beer Float Popsicles
- Watermelon Smoothie
- Refreshing Summer Noodle Salad
- Frozen Banana Rum Cocktails
- Coke Float Popsicles
- Peach Cobbler Cupcakes
- Lemon Picnic Pasta
- Sand Castle Rice Krispies
- Frozen Chocolate Bananas
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Watermelon Berry Chia Seeds Pops
- Fresh Summer Melon Ideas
- How to cut a watermelon
- And, even more Favorite Summer Recipes