These pumpkin activities for kids include craft ideas, sensory play prompts, printable life cycle materials, and even busy bags for the 5 Little Pumpkins.
Pumpkin activities for kids are prevalent in the Fall. Kids seem to adore the large, round fruit, and parents and teachers love to make pumpkin themed activities with kids! It’s a win-win, and a really fun way to celebrate the holidays of the Fall.
Pumpkin Activities for Kids
When you hear pumpkin activities, you might be thinking fun pumpkin crafts your kids can make. You might wonder what kind of pumpkin sensory bin you can whip up, or how you can make learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin fun and interesting for your kids. Look no further, these are all included below!
The 5 Little Pumpkins book and rhyme is on repeat in my house once the pumpkins can be found in the entrance of our local grocery store. There’s is a busy bag for it too!
How to you like to craft or play with pumpkins? Which are your favorite?
Pumpkin Activities for Kids: Crafts, Science and Sensory Play
Pumpkin themed activities for kids. Great for preschool, homeschool, or after-school boredom busters. Kids of all ages will enjoy these pumpkin based activities.
This pumpkin sensory bin resembles everything you would find at a real pumpkin patch. Kids can pick and count pumpkins, see farm animals, and more! This post contains a free printable at the bottom of the post. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus Sensory bins
oobleck Archives - Sensory Play for Kids
This scented pumpkin spice oobleck is messy fall fun for kids.
Fall Pumpkin Activity for Toddlers: Wash and Paint!
Paint, wash, and paint again. Toddlers and preschoolers will love to play with this paint, and then wash the pumpkins in soapy water.
This jack o lantern water bead sensory bin uses black water beads as a base with hidden foam pieces inside. Kids can dig, find and create pumpkin faces! The versatility of water beads make them a staple in my house, and my kids love ‘growing’ them, it’s a win-win for everybody. This Jack o
Finding fun activities to do with 1 year olds and babies can be tough. I’ve written a lot about activities for babies including sensory and art, because there really are so many options (though this age can feel limiting). This jack-o-lantern sensory bag for babies is the perfect way to bring some sensory fun to
How many pumpkin books have you read? Did you know that there are a ton of pumpkin theme books out there just waiting to be explored? With the fall season upon us, now is the time to crack open those covers and dive right in! Reading pumpkin books is just even more great pumpkin activities
5 Little Pumpkins Fine Motor Busy Bag
This DIY game and busy bag is perfect for kids who love the classic Fall rhyme, 5 Little Pumpkins.
Fall Q Tip Painting Pumpkin Art for Toddlers
Even young toddlers can make this pumpkin art! Bundle q-tips together and stamp them to make cute little pumpkins.
Metallic Paint Poured Pumpkins: Simple, DIY Fall Decor
Paint pouring is a fun art technique for all ages. This is a fun alternative to a jack-o-lantern and a great no-carve option for kids.
Colored Pumpkin Seeds: Fall Sensory Play and Art for Kids
Don't toss the pumpkin seeds! They can be dried and colored then played with for sensory play, or used in crafts like we did here with these pumpkin seed mosaics.
DIY Game: Foam Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
Foam craft pieces are all over craft stores during the holidays. This foam pumpkin makes a great base for a DIY tic tac toe board game that kids will love to play with.
This pumpkin patch scavenger hunt will provide your children so much outdoor fun. They’ll love finding all the items and marking them off their very own list. Pumpkin patches are the best. Once fall arrives, it’s not long before the plans to visit a pumpkin patch are hatched. This year, why not take it to
This Halloween handprint art and footprint art printable template pack makes crafting with little ones so easy! Simply print and paint. This Halloween handprint art and footprint art for toddlers and preschoolers is too cute! What a fun way to engage the senses and make cute keepsake crafts with kids this Fall. We have made
This pumpkin lego challenge printable includes a building template for kids to make a lego pumpkin. Additionally, practice writing the word pumpkin! Build a lego pumpkin with the lego bin in your home or classroom. Here is a really simple pumpkin lego challenge to print that will show kids exactly how to build one. Plus,
Finding simple hands-on activities that kids can do is perfect for helping young children learn while having fun. This pumpkin counting activity uses household items and a fun printable template that will create the perfect counting activity for the fall. Pumpkin Counting Activity for Preschoolers Preschoolers count all the time without even thinking
Enjoy crafting and creating, or even hunting for pumpkins at a local patch, with this awesome list of pumpkin activities for kids.