Do you love pumpkins? Do you get pumpkin fever this time of year? If you want to do more with pumpkins than just carve them or make pumpkin muffins, check out our totally awesome real pumpkin STEM activities. Our pumpkin activities are easy to do and don’t require any specialty items, just pumpkins and a few pantry ingredients or craft supplies.
PUMPKIN STEM ACTIVITIES
Can you get five little pumpkins to sit on a gate? Engineer your own gate to go along with this classic counting book.
Try these fun pumpkin math activities measuring the weight and circumference of your pumpkin. Included are free pumpkin math worksheets to download and print.
Who knew a pumpkin could power a clock! Build your own pumpkin clock with a kids’ clock kit and learn how batteries work with this fun STEM project.
A classic baking soda science experiment with a pumpkin either one big one or a few small ones!
Explore the insides of a pumpkin with a pumpkin investigation or observation tray for real pumpkin STEM!
Then throw the leftovers from your observation tray into a zip lock bag for a fun Pumpkin Squish Bag.
We do love our homemade slime recipe and we even make it in a pumpkin!
Whether you call it goop, gunk, or oobleck, this non-newtonian fluid is great science and easy to make. Why not make it in a pumpkin!
Turn a pumpkin into a new LEGO world. It’s a must see!
A carved pumpkin will rot. Why does it? Pumpkin Jack is a great book to pair with your rotting pumpkin.
Build a tunnel through a pumpkin. Can you launch a car through it?
Design your own super simple machine for hauling pumpkins.
Design and build a simple Popsicle catapult and see how far you can throw your mini-pumpkins.
Have you ever baked your own pumpkin to add to a favorite pumpkin recipe? We did!
Check out how you can make a geoboard out of a pumpkin. We used a white pumpkin but of course you can use an orange one too!
Put out the supplies and let your junior engineer tinker with this open-ended STEM activity.
Set up your own ramps and investigate the simple physics of rolling pumpkins.
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FUN REAL PUMPKIN STEM ACTIVITIES ALL SEASON!
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