Watermelon-Eating Contest

watermelon-eating contest - Boston Moms

A watermelon-eating contest is an easy and fun game to play with your kids this summer that will create memories for years to come!

Boston Moms contributor Rachel Rich had a delicious, fun, and messy time with her kids during their watermelon-eating contest!


  • A watermelon
  • Paper plates
  • A place to get messy!


Prepare the space. Use a disposable tablecloth for easy cleanup.

Cut the watermelon in half lengthwise. Cut into quarter boats. You want the watermelon to sit upright on the rind.

Have each child select a piece of watermelon, and have them place it on their paper plate upright.

Instruct the children to place their hands behind their backs or on the sides of the paper plates.

Have the children get ready.

Call out “Ready, set, go!”

Eat up!!!

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