The wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, have you ever been on one of those? I know we remember it fondly every time October rolls around. Pumpkins are such a classic fall theme and early childhood is an amazing time for fun pumpkins activities!
We picked out some of our favorite kindergarten and preschool pumpkin activities that turn basic learning concepts into awesome playful activities. Makes sure to check out all our fall science activities.
BEST PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THIS FALL!
These simple ideas will have you enjoying great Fall learning all season long. Easy to find supplies and inexpensive pumpkins make great opportunities for hands-on play and learning.
I like activities that are easy to set up, fun to do, and keep the attention of my busy little boy.
FUN PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL
Click the links below to check out our best pumpkin activities for preschoolers and kindergarten to try this Fall. Find set up instructions, materials, tips, and play ideas!
Combine mini pumpkins with a simple kitchen chemistry experiment!
Fun pumpkin activity for teaching math and fine motor activity for kindergarten or preschoolers.
Engineering and dramatic play inside a pumpkin!
Make a fairy house with Lego bricks that lights up inside a white pumpkin. Every fairy house needs a fairy door! Pumpkin seeds add a fun dramatic play element to this kindergarten pumpkin activity.
Use a pumpkin for a car tunnel. Run hot wheels tracks or train tracks right through a pumpkin! Can you make a car fly through the pumpkin and land on the other side?
Let kids explore the inner workings of a pumpkin. A preschool pumpkin activity that makes great science and sensory play! Combine it with our parts of a pumpkin printable.
You don’t need a jack O’Lantern face to enjoy squishing pumpkin inside a sensory bag! Kids are sure to enjoy this mess free sensory fun.
Kitchen science with a Non-newtonian fluid. Cornstarch and water, or oobleck is a must try activity! Give it a pumpkin twist!
Another fun pumpkin activity for preschoolers or kindergarten. Learn about decomposition with a rotting pumpkin experiment.
Taste safe sensory play with real pumpkin. Cloud dough is a great sensory play recipe for preschool or kindergarten to have on hand any time of the year!
Last minute, good for preschool groups, simple fun! White pumpkins are perfect for decorating.
Get your kids exploring pumpkin themes with homemade pumpkin pie playdough. Use our easy pumpkin playdough recipe and check out the fun activity suggestions to encourage hands-on learning, fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition and more!
Mess free pumpkin painting in a bag sensory fun for kids. Finger painting for little ones without the big clean up!
Bubble wrap is definitely more than just a squishy packing material that’s fun for kids to pop! Here you can use it to create fun and colorful pumpkin prints for fall.
This fizzy pumpkin art activity is a fun way to dig into a bit of science and art all at the same time! Make your own baking soda paint and enjoy a fizzing chemical reaction.
Combine learning about the parts of the pumpkin with a fun coloring page. Use markers, pencils or even paints!
PLAYFUL PRESCHOOL PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES FOR FALL!
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