Inside: Ready to add some pumpkin activities to your toddler and preschool day? This collection is full of hands-on fun, perfect for your pumpkin theme!
My collection of pumpkin activities for kids keeps growing. Every time I get on Pinterest, I find amazing pumpkin activities! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I have fond memories of pumpkin carving as a kid. When I was a teenager, all the younger children would come over with their pumpkins and I’d help carve them. (I was a teacher even back then!) When I had my own children, pumpkin carving was just as special. We’d cover the kitchen table with newspapers and enjoy an evening of pumpkin carving.
Now that I am a teacher, it goes way beyond carving pumpkins. There is pumpkin dough, pumpkin slime, pumpkin printing, pumpkin painting, pumpkin sun catchers….. I’m beginning to think the list is endless! Don’t worry, I kept this list relatively short. Just a bit over 15. But they will be a great addition to your pumpkin theme!
What are your favorite pumpkin activities? Make sure to let us know in the comments section below, or on my Facebook page!
Pumpkin Activities for Kids
- Paint sparkly pumpkins (The Imagination Tree)
- Cut potatoes into pumpkin faces for stamping. (Squidoo)
- Create Spin Art Pumpkins (Rainy Day Mum)
- Try this mess free Pumpkin Painting
- Add some math to your pumpkin theme with these free counting cards.
- Strengthen fine motor skills by hammering tees into pumpkins.
- Whip up some gluten-free edible pumpkin pie play clay. (Fun At Home With Kids)
- Play with mini-pumpkins and felt. (Buggy and Buddy)
- Shake some glitter on your pumpkin. (No Time for Flash Cards)
- Add a pumpkin stand to your dramatic play area.
- Paint with pumpkins!
- Decorate your window with these pumpkin sun catchers (Here Come the Girls)
- Create a pumpkin during bath time. (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
- Carve a pumpkin and enjoy what’s inside it. (House of Burke)
- Sort pumpkins using magnets.
- Have fun with pumpkin pie spice scented edible finger paint. (Upside Down Kids)
- Stamp pumpkins with pool noodles. (Toddler Approved)
- Create pumpkins with play dough. (Sister’s Suitcase)
- Use coffee filters to create “stained glass” pumpkins. (I Can Teach My Child)
- Have fun with pumpkin slime. (Learn, Play, Imagine)
- Play with some pumpkin sensory dough! (Housing a Forest)
- Make a hair gel sun catcher. (Happy Hooligans)