⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Ready to make a splash at your next party? Learn how to create an awesome watermelon party keg that will be the star of the show!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Ready to make a splash at your next party? Learn how to create an awesome watermelon party keg that will be the star of the show!

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: Nutrition/Culinary Arts

Objective: Students will learn about the nutritional benefits of watermelon, develop their culinary skills by creating a watermelon party keg, and understand the importance of healthy and creative food options.

Materials Needed:
- Whole watermelon(s)
- Knife and cutting board
- Large bowl or container to serve as the keg base
- Spigot or tap (food-safe)
- Fruit juice or beverage of choice (optional)
- Cups or glasses for serving
- Writing materials for reflection


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the nutritional benefits of watermelon and its importance in a healthy diet.
- Engage students in a discussion about creative and fun ways to incorporate watermelon into party snacks or beverages.

2. Demonstration and Safety (15 minutes):
- Explain and demonstrate the steps involved in creating a watermelon party keg.
- Emphasize the importance of knife safety and proper handling of kitchen tools.

3. Hands-on Activity: Creating the Watermelon Keg (60 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups and provide each group with a watermelon, knife, and cutting board.
- Instruct students to carefully carve out the top portion of the watermelon to create a lid.
- Demonstrate how to hollow out the watermelon, removing the flesh and seeds, while being mindful of the desired capacity for the keg.
- Attach a food-safe spigot or tap near the bottom of the watermelon to create a dispensing mechanism.
- Optional: Students can mix and add fruit juice or their preferred beverage into the watermelon keg.

4. Presentation and Tasting (15 minutes):
- Allow each group to present their watermelon party keg to the class, explaining their creative choices and how they plan to serve the beverage.
- Provide cups or glasses for students to taste the watermelon beverage they have created.

5. Reflection and Writing (15 minutes):
- Have students reflect on their experience creating the watermelon party keg.
- Instruct them to write a short paragraph or create a visual representation of their reflections, focusing on what they enjoyed most about the activity and any challenges they faced.

6. Discussion and Health Benefits (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a discussion on the nutritional benefits of watermelon and how it can be incorporated into a healthy diet.
- Highlight the importance of creative and fun ways to make healthy food choices.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3-5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3-5.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence.
- CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

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