I love fall. I need the cooler temperatures after the heat and humidity of summer. I love the colors, the changes, the added motivation to do my own changing.
And then the simple pleasures: hot cocoa, pumpkin muffins, gorgeous leaves, and more.
This year, I’m especially thankful for my kids’ observant natures and how much joy they receive from just relishing in what’s around them.
They’re especially paying attention to and loving pumpkins this year.
So, of course, we’ve done a few pumpkin activities so far, and plan on doing several more!
15+ Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers
Here are a few of the pumpkin activities we’ve done and a few we’d like to do:
- We did a “pour painting” pumpkin activity with small pumpkins similar to this from Life with Moore Babies. (Our results are in the picture above!)
- Becky from This Reading Mama created a free pumpkin emergent reader pack for Free Homeschool Deals. I always love Becky’s printables. She also has a whole pumpkin Pre-K/K printable pack on her site.
- Beyond the Cover blog has a list of 10 pumpkin picture books. We’ve read a couple of these, but I’d like to read more.
- This pumpkin collage activity with fall fabric scraps from Where Imagination Grows is perfect for preschoolers. We might use felt scraps (leftover from making felt board activities) when we do this activity.
- Want an active pumpkin activity to incorporate sight words, letter recognition, or math facts? Try this Apples and Pumpkins Hoppin’ Harvest game from The Homeschool Village.
- We made some of these fall brick activities from Educating Laytons, including a pumpkin!
- Love this simple, yet effective alphabet pumpkin activity from I Can Teach My Child.
- We might save this planting seeds in a pumpkin activity from JDaniel4sMom for next year, but the kids’ll love it!
- We haven’t done this activity yet, but my kids are going to love this pumpkin washing sensory bin activity from Where Imagination Grows.
- These quick pumpkin activities from Playdough to Plato introduce measurement and estimation skills.
- A good fall sensory box with pumpkin props is usually a good choice for all kinds of young kids.
- We definitely need to try this fun pumpkin ring toss activity from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
- This pumpkin counting activity from Where Imagination Grows can be used on its own or on the light table!
- These pumpkin investigations from Coffee Cups and Crayons might suit kindergarteners and older a little more, but preschoolers would have fun and learn, too.
- Meet Penny rounded up a list of over 50 free pumpkin printables here.
- The Imagination Tree put together a list of pumpkin activities here, plus several other fall activities.
And, of course, there’s always baking something with pumpkin in it. We made a modified version of these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recently, and oh my yum.
Check out many more pumpkin and autumn activities on my Fall Activities Pinterest board here.
What’s your preschooler’s favorite pumpkin learning activity?
This post is also linked up with The Homeschool Village’s Ultimate Homeschool Link-Up, Homeschool Creation’s Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Tuesday Tots, Toddler and Preschool Moms Pinning Party, the Weekly Kids Co-op, Show and Share Saturday, and Free Homeschool Deals’ Ultimate Pinterest Party.