In October, people begin decorating their homes and porches with their fall decorations. The most popular items people use for their fall decorations are pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Therefore, it is a great time to introduce preschoolers to pumpkin activities. Use this list of 15 perfect pumpkin activity plans to provide lots of fun and learning for your preschooler.
1. Pumpkin Pie Playdough
Your child will love this fun pumpkin craft and have a blast making this homemade pumpkin pie Playdough. It has a wonderful smell, and it is super easy to make. Your preschooler will play with this Playdough for hours!
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2. Pumpkin Fine Motor Math
This is a terrific activity to practice math skills and fine motor skills. Print out this pattern or create your own. To complete the activity, children will need to roll dice and then place pumpkin seeds on the same number of dots on the pumpkin. Continue playing until all of the dots are covered.
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3. Stacking Pumpkins
Begin this fun pumpkin activity by reading aloud Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Give each child play dough and lots of pumpkins that are small. Encourage the children to see how many pumpkins they cal stack on top of one another. This is a terrific STEM activity!
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4. Magic Pumpkin Science
This fun activity is perfect for introducing little ones to states of matter. Have them arrange Reese's Pieces on a plate in a pumpkin shape. Next, pour a small amount of hot water around the outside of the pumpkin. The candy pieces will dissolve and spread the color across the pumpkin shape.
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5. Puffy Paint Pumpkin
Your little ones will love this fun fall activity! They will get to make their own homemade puffy paint. Add pumpkin spice to the mixture to make these smell amazing. The little ones can paint a paper plate with the puffy paint and let it dry to create their own pumpkins.
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6. Pumpkin Art Exploration
The teacher will need to cut a different shape out of the top of each real pumpkin. This will allow the pumpkin stem to be used as a handle for painting. The kids should dip the shape in paint and then let their imaginations soar as they create beautiful pumpkin masterpieces.
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7. Pumpkin Sensory Bin
This amazing pumpkin activity will bring your little one much joy as they match the letter pumpkins to the letter pumpkins located on the free pumpkin printable. These pumpkins are super easy to make and will allow your little one to practice letter recognition.
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8. Bubble Science Experiment with Pumpkins
9. Pumpkin Life Cycle
10. Jack O' Lantern Popsicle Stick Door Hanger
This is one of the best activities for kids! They will enjoy making a cute pumpkin decoration for their door. These also make great gifts for parents! The kids can even customize the pumpkin's face any way they want for lots of extra Halloween fun!
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11. Color Mixing Pumpkins
This pumpkin-themed color mixing activity is a fun, mess-free activity that is perfect for parents and kids. It is a wonderful activity for kids because it provides lots of learning and fun. Parents love this activity because it is not messy!
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12. Pumpkin Suncatcher
This pumpkins craft pumpkin suncatcher is an adorable Halloween craft. Suncatchers are super easy and quick for preschoolers to make. They also make perfect gifts! Stick one of these cute pumpkins to a window, and you will change the entire mood of a room!
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13. Pumpkin Balloon Sensory Matching
This is one of the cutest activities with pumpkins. It provides a wonderful time for children. The only materials needed for this activity are green yarn, balloons, a funnel, and something to fill each balloon. Your child can make an entire pumpkin patch!
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14. Drip Pumpkin Painting
Painting with pumpkins is so much fun! White pumpkins are the best pumpkins to use for this pumpkin decorating idea. However, you can definitely use any color. Use cups filled with a mixture of water and paint to create these beauties!
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15. Pumpkin Bowling
Bowling is a super fantastic activity to keep your little one engaged. You will need rolls of toilet paper and a larger pumpkin to create this fun game of pumpkin bowling. It is one of the best pumpkin theme activities!
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