Pumpkin Activities for Kids! 40 Ways to Learn, Play & Decorate!

T’is the season for pumpkins! But what do you do with them [aside from making a jack-o-lantern or setting them out on your front porch]?

I’ve scrounged the blog world and came up with 40 amazing pumpkin activities for kids, that preschoolers [and even toddlers and babies!] can enjoy doing.

Twelve pumpkin activities. Eight learning activities with pumpkins. Fourteen decorating ideas for pumpkins. [Aside from the usual carvings.] Six activities to do with the insides of pumpkins!’

40 pumpkin activities for kids!

You’ll look forward to this season from now on!

40 pumpkin activities - lots of things for kids to with pumpkins


pumpkin activities :

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Wipe-able Pumpkins
SandwichINK
Pumpkin Prints
The Little People Place
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Pumpkin in a Pumpkin
Growing in Pre K
Rolling Pumpkins Art
Childhood Beckons
Using pumpkins as drums. Playdough pumpkin faces.
 Pumpkin Drums
Not Just Cute
Play Dough Faces
Teach Preschool
Painting with pumpkins. Drilling holes in pumpkins.
 Painting with Pumpkins
How Long is this Hall?
Drilling Luminary Holes
Play at Home Mom
Hammering pumpkin faces. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Pumpkin sensory tub. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
Hammering Faces
My Montessori Journey
 Sensory Tub
Counting Coconuts
Baby pumpkin play. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Pumpkin bowling. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
 Baby Pumpkin Play
Teach Preschool
Pumpkin Bowling
Jeanetics

learn with pumpkins :

Rotting pumpkin science. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Pumpkin seed math. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
 Rotting Science
Kids Activities Blog
Pumpkin Seed Math
Three Jewels in my Crown
Missing pumpkin and numbers. Pumpkin sink or float experiment.
Missing Number
The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Sink or Float
The First Grade Parade
IMG_0133[1] Pumpkin boats.
Measuring Pumpkins
What I Have Learned
Miniature Pumpkin Boat
The Preschool Toolbox Blog
Estimating weight. Exploring Pumpkins
Estimating Weight
Math Wire
Pumpkin Exploration
PreKinders

pumpkin decorating :

Painting pumpkins. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Monster Pumpkins
Painted Pumpkin
La-La’s Home Daycare
Monster Pumpkins
hands on : as we grow
Crayon melt. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Cinderella pumpkin
Crayon Melt
Sense of Wonder
Cinderella Carriage
Create with your Hands
Cute buttons. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Drip painting. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
Cute Buttons
Compulsive Craftiness
Drip Art Painting
The Imagination Tree
Foam & feathers. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Nail and thread. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
Foam & Feathers
Tinkerlab
Nail and Thread
The Magic Onions
A no carve ways to decorate pumpkins - Mr Pumpkin Man Pumpkin mummies
Mr Pumpkin Man
hands on : as we grow
Pumpkin Mummy Family
hands on : as we grow
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Tape Resist Pumpkins
Happy Little Messes
 Mod Podge Pumpkins
Smockity Frocks
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Candy Faces
An Ordinary Mom
Indian Corn
Creativity My Passion

the insides of pumpkins:

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Pumpkin Guts Sensory
Creative Connections for Kids
Painted Seeds Tree
Craft Making
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Pumpkin Seeds Craft
All Kids Network
 Pumpkin Scoop
Not Just Cute
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Pumpkin Seed Counting
Montessori Tidbits
 Graphing
First Grader at Last

 

Pumpkins!

What will you do with them this season?

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Comments

  1. Joyce @Dinosaurs And Octopuses says

    I just wanted to let you know that I found something else you could do with pumpkins. Haha! Our pumpkin guts sensory bin turned into a pumpkin guts fight. It was so much fun. I added it to the It's Playtime linky. It's a little.. crazy, but worth it.

  2. Katie says

    This is such a GREAT list of resources! I can definitely do these both with my daughter, and with my speech therapy clients. Thanks!

  3. Mary says

    I just discovered this Jaime and have hardly made my way through all the great ideas. What a wonderful post. Thanks for doing all the work and putting so many wonderful ideas in one place!

  4. JDaniel4's Mom says

    I love all the ways to work with pumpkins. The decorating ideas have left my mind filled with new ways to decorate our pumpkins.

  5. Laura says

    This is great! We just bought a pumpkin and I’ve been considering of ways to use it. I’m so excited to try some of these ideas with my munchkin.

  6. says

    Fab ideas! We have just moved to an area that grows pumpkins and I can pick them up for as little as a dollar. Now I’ll have to get a couple for my boys to play with. Thanks, Julia :)

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