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Assemblies at Seth Anandram Jaipuria school Lucknow are full of excitement, exploration, experiments, stirring the thought process of a child and building their social and life skills.
A recent class of Nursery took on an interesting turn when they celebrated summer, and discussed the popular summer fruit, the ‘watermelon’. A video related to the watermelon vine, and songs that described its shape, colour and benefits were shown. Each child wore a head gear of a watermelon which they had made in the class, a day prior. Every child had a watermelon which they were eager to explore and taste. The watermelon was examined by touching and knocking and then lifted to determine if it was heavy or light. Children were overexcited to see the watermelon cut into halves. Then they learnt about the rind, seeds and the red fleshy part pulp which is edible.
Then they made ‘watermelon pizza’ with any thing that was available in the house. They were asked to deseed the watermelon cut into a circular shape and top it with fruits, Choco chip, chocos, cheese,chocolate syrup,gems or any fruit that is available in their house. That resulted in interesting toppings from bananas to gems. What an interesting way to motivate children to eat seasonal fruit. It was a fun filled activity where children explored, learned and enjoyed.