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!
Activities 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 activities with real pumpkins you can still carve or paint the pumpkin afterwards. That means you get more fun for the price of that pumpkin!
Looking for more pumpkin activities?
- Preschoolers love this Pumpkin Pop-Up Craft.
- Instead of carving that pumpkin, try one of these 15 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas.
- Make and play Pop the Pumpkin!