Behold the Mighty Watermelon

Do you like to eat your water­ melon chilled from the fridge or at room temperature? Either way, they are a delicious and healthy treat for us!

Wilona Karimabadi
Behold the Mighty Watermelon

Fun Facts About Watermelons 

  • Watermelons are both fruit and vegetable. 
  • While we tend to eat the inner, sweeter part of the watermelon, you can eat the entire thing. 
  • Watermelons have that name because they are 92 percent water. 
  • Seedless watermelons are actually grown from seeds. 
  • In Japan there are watermelon growers who have figured out how to grow them in different shapes. Have you ever seen a watermelon cube? It’s a thing.

Bible Treasure

Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed­bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. – Genesis 1:11, NIV 

Let’s Make a Watermelon Fan! 


  • white paper plates (the flimsy kind) •
  • large Popsicle/craft sticks
  • masking tape
  • paint (pink, red, green, and black)
  • paintbrushes
  • cotton swabs (optional) 


1.  Turn your plate over so the food­serving side faces down. In a small bowl, pour a little pink paint and add a drop or two of red and mix to get close to the color of a watermelon. Paint the inner circle of your plate with this color. 

2.  Now pour a little green into a small bowl and paint the outside (rind) with that color. You will be painting the part where the grooves of the plate are, and leaving a white ring between the pink and green sections. 

3.  Pour a little black paint into a small bowl and, using a cotton swab, “dot” the pink part with black paint to look like watermelon seeds. Set the painted plate aside to dry completely. 

4.  Once the plate is dry, fold it in half with the painted side facing out. It’ll look like a slice of watermelon. On the bottom, center, and inside, use the tape to securely fasten a large popsicle stick. This will be your handle. You can then close the “slice” over the stick and use more tape or a stapler to seal it shut. Now you’ve got a watermelon fan to keep you cool in a hot place! 

Spiritual Thought 

Though watermelons aren’t mentioned specifically by name in the Bible, the verse we have chosen talks about these “seeded” foods that God made for us to enjoy. Watermel­ ons are not only delicious but are very good for us because of all the water they contain. When you are hot, or maybe even sick with a fever, this treat can help you cool down and feel better. 

Do you like to eat your water­ melon chilled from the fridge or at room temperature? Either way, they are a delicious and healthy treat for us! What a wonderful God we serve, who made foods for us not only to enjoy, but that provide hydration and nutrients. 

Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy watermelons. Have you ever seen a hippopotamus crush an entire watermelon in its mouth? These animals have super­strong jaws and teeth to be able to do that. If you look around carefully, you will find many things in nature that God made for us to enjoy—not just for their beauty but also because they provide things we may need to be well and strong. 

So the next time you use your watermelon fan or eat a slice of this juicy treat, remember the wonderful Creator who made so many amazing things to bless our lives with, and say a little prayer of thanks.

Wilona Karimabadi