41 Kids Activities with Real Pumpkins
This roundup of pumpkin activities includes science experiments, games, delicious foods, and much more. Enjoy these awesome activities with real pumpkins that are fun for the whole family.
Pumpkins pop up everywhere during the fall season: in backyard gardens, in farmer's markets and in the produce section of the grocery store.
Kids can hardly wait to carve them into jack-o-lanterns with silly or spooky faces.
Pumpkins harvested in the fall can be made into fun things like jack-o-lanterns, creative things like sparkly pumpkins, scientific things like volcanoes, and delicious things like muffins and cookies!
Related: Harvest Theme
The activities in this roundup show how versatile the much-loved pumpkin can be.
For your convenience, the activities are sorted into five categories:
- games and activities
- cooking with kids
Hands-on experiences are fluid in nature so many of the activities overlap categories.
Browse the content to see what fun you can have with real pumpkins today!
Growing pumpkins / Megan Zeni
Catapult / Preschool Powol Packets
Density lab / Schooling a Monkey
Rolling pumpkins / Little Bins for Little Hands
Inside the pumpkin / A Dab of Glue Will Do
Geoboard / Fun-A-Day
Mini volcano / Little Bins for Little Hands
Sink or float / Preschool Powol Packets
Counting pumpkin seeds / Babies to Bookworms
Estimating number of seeds / Math Geek Mama
Sink or float seeds / There's Just One Mommy
Volcano / Natural Beach Living
Bubble science / Preschool Powol Packets
Life cycle books / Megan Zeni
Games and Activities
Train tunnel / Preschool Powol Packets
Seed shape mats / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Scavenger hunt / Teaching Ideas
Pumpkin activities / Schooling a Monkey
Washing pumpkins / Natural Beach Living
Railroad activity / Play Trains
Name game / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pumpkin gospel / Everyday Graces
Hammering nails / There's Just One Mommy
Slime / Little Bins for Little Hands
Goop / 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Squishy bag / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sensory walk / Teaching Ideas
Arts and Crafts
Sparkly no-carve pumpkins / Pink Stripey Socks
Batty design pumpkins / Mother Natured
Rolling art / Fantastic Fun and Learning
Stamps painting activity / Little Sprouts Learning
Hardware design pumpkins / Pink Stripey Socks
Mini pumpkin prints / What Do We Do All Day
Collage art activity / Fun Learning for Kids
Glitter no-carve pumpkins / Crafty Moms Share
Pumpkin seed art / 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Painting with pumpkin pieces / Preschool Toolkit
Pumpkin and blueberry muffins / Crafty Moms Share
Pumpkin pie / Little Sprouts Learning
Pumpkin and banana muffins / Crafty Moms Share
Cookies with pumpkin puree / Little Sprouts Learning