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!
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)
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