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

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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, decorating, and learning to do with the kids


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
Measuring pumpkins Pumpkin boats.
Measuring
A to Z Teacher Stuff
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. Pumpkin bling. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
Painted Pumpkin
La-La’s Home Daycare
Pumpkin Bling
NurtureStore
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
Mr. Potatohead Pumpkin. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids. Mummy family of pumpkins. One of the 40 pumpkin activities for kids.
Mr & Mrs Pumpkin Head
Let’s Explore
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?

12-halloween-activities-forHave fun this Halloween with these 12 Halloween activities for kids to get spooky with!

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Comments

  1. Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids says

    Jamie – Love the layout of this page. Very easy to read. Thanks for sharing pumpkin guts! :) Kristi

  2. Angelique Felix says

    FABULOUS! Thanks again for all the work Jamie and make our lives as educators, parents easier, more fun and absolutely way more creative.
    Angelique

  3. Toddler Approved says

    Such an awesome list!!! Now I totally need to whip out my pumpkins and start doing some things with them!

  4. An Ordinary Mom says

    This is fabulous! I love how all these activities are in one place! Another fun thing we do with pumpkins is we clean out the inside, put in some potting soil, plant a flower and use it as a table centerpiece :) !!

  5. Charlene @ Adventures In Mommy Land says

    Ooooh love these!!! Come join us on my linky party Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land…I would love to have you share these wonderful ideas!

  6. Joyce @DinosaursAndOctopuses says

    Oh, I can't wait to check out these activities. And thank you so much for including my rolling pumpkin art! I'm thrilled and honored that it's included.

  7. Amy@Let's Explore says

    Thanks for including us in your awesome round-up! I love the pumpkin boats, the drip-painted pumpkins, and the pumpkin bowling. So many fun things to try! :)

  8. Sarah says

    I hadn't even thought to use the seeds for crafts after carving. So glad I read your post before we cut up our pumpkins. It's always good to stretch the crafting fun for no extra money!

  9. Ellie says

    What a fab round up, going to keep us busy for a long time, so many creative and fun ideas. Great summary and thanks for including our cinderella carriage.

    Ellie
    createwithyourhands.blogspot.com

  10. TheSingingNurse/Dawn Ginese, RN says

    The button one looks fun, I will try it w my SMA pt. He enjoys most crafts, hand over hand…This one looks especially great for boys. lol

  11. Pam says

    Wow! What a collection! I've been so busy lately- I plan on visiting and borrowing a few of these ideas for the classroom this week! Thanks for including out 'pumpkin painting!'

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