Pumpkin Painting with Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Pumpkin painting is so much fun with toddlers and preschoolers! We choose miniature pumpkins that can be easily held in their small hands. Gourds work, too, and are even more fun because of the different textures.
 
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What you will need:

 

 

The process:

Pour a bit of yellow and a bit of red into a tray and set pumpkin or gourd in it.

 

Notice that I chose gourds of different shapes. I wanted the preschoolers to experience how different they felt.
Some were short and squatty. Some were tall and lean. Some were bumpy. Some were smooth.
With the miniature pumpkins, I paid attention to the length of the stems. I wanted to make sure they could grasp them.

 

 

 
This was a great color-mixing activity! The more they stamped, the more different tones of orange they created.

 

 

When finished, simply place the pumpkins in the sink and rinse. (Your children would probably enjoy washing them.)

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