Do you have pumpkins? Wish there was something else to do with them besides just carving or painting them and waiting for them to rot? Here are 10 fun activities you can do with the kids using real pumpkins!
When you first get those pumpkins, you can use them to explore texture with your preschooler.
Use those pumpkins in a fun game of ring around the pumpkin. Great for counting skills and stacking!
Have a bunch of old crayons? Use them to decorate these gorgeous crayon-drip pumpkins.
Try hammering nails into pumpkins for a funky-looking pumpkin with the bonus of plenty of hand-eye coordination as well as proprioceptive input.
Give it an educational twist with this fun pumpkin math idea.
Do pumpkins float? Test your child’s theory with this simple pumpkin sink or float experiment.
For a fun twist to the experiment, turn that pumpkin into your very own pumpkin boat!
Once you cut into the pumpkins, use those seeds to do some simple seed measuring.
Then turn your pumpkin into a super fun pumpkin volcano!
I absolutely love this idea to explore pumpkins with your child’s plastic toy tools!
For many of these you could do the activity and still carve or paint the pumpkin afterwards. That means you get more fun for the price of that pumpkin!
Looking for more pumpkin fun?
- Kids love this Pumpkin Pop-Up Craft!
- Use those old magazines for some Funny Face Pumpkins.
- Or, play Pop the Pumpkin!