Inside: You can easily put together a week’s worth of pumpkin learning activities with these fun ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Free printables included!
I recently shared how we like to kick off the fall season with the apple theme.
We had so much fun comparing and exploring different types of apples!
From there, we move on to our pumpkin theme.
I’ve put together a variety of ideas that you can add to your home activities or the classroom that build important skills.
Take a look!
A Week’s Worth of Pumpkin Learning Activities
Make sure to also check out: The Ultimate Collection of Pumpkin Theme Activities
Color-Mixing Pumpkins: Everything is done inside a bag! Comes with free pumpkin printable.
Spin Painted Pumpkins: Get our your salad spinner for this super fun idea. (Free pumpkin printable!)
Pumpkin Prints: What happens when you mix yellow and red on foil? A fun process art activity!
Q-Tip Pumpkin Painting: Using Q-Tips is a great way to work on fine motor skills, and this involves painting pumpkins!
Pumpkin Rubber Band Activity: This fun, no preparation activity gets those fingers moving. (The Imagination Tree)
Pumpkin Shape Movement Game: Move around the room finding different shapes and adding them to pumpkins that are taped to the walls. (Toddler Approved)
Fizzing Pumpkin Treasure Rocks: The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar reveals trinkets hiding inside. (Left Brain Craft Brain)
5 Little Pumpkins STEAM Science Experiment: Add some engineering to this fun finger play. (Preschool Powol Packets)
Colorful Pumpkin Seed Names: Work on name recognition while sticking vibrant pumpkin seeds to the letters. (Fun a Day)
Alphabet Pumpkin Puzzles: Make your own puzzles using pumpkin paper shapes. (School Time Snippets)
How Many Seeds?: Download the free printable cards and start counting pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin Geoboard: Expand the traditional geoboard concept into a 3-dimensional math experience. (Fun-a-Day)
Pumpkin Bath: Work on fine motor skills while having fun with water. (Busy Toddler)
Halloween Sensory Bin: Work on scooping and pouring skills with small pumpkins.
Fine Motor Pumpkin Sorting: This activity combines sensory, math, and fine motor skills. (Fun a Day)
Pumpkin Seed Color Sorting: Dye pumpkin seeds and sort in colored bowls. (The OT Toolbox)
Pumpkin Pie Playdough: This easy recipe provides a perfect sensory fall experience, and works fine motor skills. (Artful Homemaking)
Parts of a Pumpkin Playdough Activity: DIY orange pumpkin-scented playdough recipe included. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Pumpkin Guts: Explore what’s inside a pumpkin without actually having to touch it. (Perfect for those who are touch sensitive.) (Stir the Wonder)
Pumpkin Skin Experiment: Compare how a pumpkin’s skin is like our skin. (Preschool Powol Packets)
Delicious Pumpkin Muffins: This recipe is so easy to make with young children!
Mini Pumpkin Pizzas: These cute pizzas only use 4 simple ingredients and are fun to make.
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