Last week’s pumpkin themed Discover & Explore linky was full of all kinds of amazing things you can do with pumpkins! From creative pumpkin crafts for kids to educational games using pumpkins, there was enough fun to keep you busy for months! This week I decided feature 7 unique and fun pumpkin activities that would be perfect for getting ready for Halloween! (And be sure to check out our current community helpers themed Discover & Explore linky if you haven’t already!)
Now I know most kids really don’t need any help in the excitement department when it comes to Halloween, but why not use their enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday as a springboard for learning and fun! Building on children’s interests makes activities more meaningful no matter what the age of the child.
These 7 unique and fun pumpkin activities are sure to motivate your children in all different areas of learning and promote creativity as Halloween quickly approaches! (You can also find more inspiring ideas for Halloween on my Halloween for Kids Pinterest Board!)
Classic Pumpkin Painting from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Painting pumpkins is a great way to work on fine motor skills while allowing kids the opportunity to be creative in the outdoor surroundings of fall!
Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes from Homegrown Friends
Start off some October mornings with delicious oatmeal pancakes made with pumpkin! Invite your child to help you make the batter and create a wonderful sensory experience.
Scented Baked Cotton Balls from Fun at Home with Kids
This unique craft is the perfect way to encourage creativity through a fun sensory art project!
Pumpkin Themed Sensory Invitation to Play from My Nearest and Dearest
Children would just love this open-ended sensory play experience that’s perfect for the outdoors!
Our Halloween Countdown from Every Star is Different
Create your own holiday countdown full of inexpensive activities and games! This post is full of fun ideas!
Secret Message Pumpkins from Reading Confetti
Five Little Pumpkins Finger Puppets from Twodaloo
Make these adorable finger puppets to encourage creative play, singing, and story telling!
More Pumpkin Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids (KC Edventures)
Pumpkin Decoration & Treat Holder (Buggy and Buddy)
Pumpkin Craft & Name Activity (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Preschool Pumpkin Play (Teach Preschool)
Invitation to Explore Pumpkins & Foil (Twodaloo)
Currently Open- Community Helpers
October 9th– Halloween
October 16th– Dinosaur & Fossil Fun
October 23rd– Creating with Natural Materials