Make it a Splendid Week: Watermelon

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This week’s edition of Make it a Splendid Week celebrates #NationalWatermelonDay! The sweet fruit that seems to mark summertime and also be wonderful inspiration for creativity (and pranks)! Make it a Splendid Week!

Making A Mark®
Watermelon Monster
Kyera, age 10
I made this monster while getting a bone marrow transplant. My monster likes watermelon and bananas. He also likes pears.

Camp Periwinkle 2018
Cabin Penelope, “One in a Melon”

Below is an excerpt, read the full piece in this edition of The Splendid Review.

Prankster Gangster

A prank that I saw recently on a video goes something like this…If you know a friend who likes watermelon, here’s what to do…Cut the watermelon in half, hot dog style. Then you take all the red stuff out of the watermelon. Then you put the cover back over it and pretend it’s a full watermelon. Put it in the frig. Wait for your friend to come and pick up the watermelon. Let them cut it to find nothing inside! PS: This is a perfect prank if you like watermelon.

-Jeshua, age 12

This entry is a part of our series “Make it a Splendid Week”! Follow along weekly to enjoy excerpts from The Splendid Review, an anthology of poems, short stories and autobiographies written by talented young writers engaged in the Periwinkle Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


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