Are you planning some Pumpkin themed Activities for your Toddlers and Preschoolers? Well, check out our selection of the very best ideas that will help you plan and prepare for Autumn and Halloween with these fun, easy and engaging pumpkin activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fun pumpkin activities for toddlers and preschoolers ideal for use in the home or setting that encourage learning and play.


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Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Create your own Pumpkin Patch Maths Game with this step by step instructions ideal for some autumn based hands-on learning.

Help your child with Number recognition as you pick the pumpkins from the DIY Pumpkin patch – stock up on some Pumpkin Stickers to create these and other activities with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Whilst you have the pumpkin stickers out why not make your own books to go with the rhyme 5 Little Pumpkins like we did with our DIY Pumpkin Rhyme Books.

Halloween or fall inspired literacy and numeracy activity based on the Children's rhyme Five Little Pumpkins

From Twodaloo some finger pupets to go with the rhyme 5 little pumpkins (we have got to make these).

DIY Math resource for fall - create stamped pumpkins that you can use for early years math work using number lines

Mix a little art with some maths and create your own Pumpkin’s to form a number line and work on number recognition, counting, addition and even number bonds.


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Additional Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pumpkin Science Activities

Focus your activity of science and conduct a Ghost Pumpkin Science experiment with full instructions from Little Bins for Little Hands.

Another fun science experiment to give a go is this Erupting Pumpkin from Growing a Jewelled Rose. Kids will love to see the pumpkin erupt just like a volcano and could be really spooky if you find a way to make it GLOW IN THE DARK!!!

Pumpkin Motor Skill Activities

Forget about Mr Potato head and get a little creative this “Pumpkin” season and make some Mr. Pumpkin Heads like these from Loving my Nest.

How about making up this Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe game from Toddler Approved – great for movement, grabbing and also works on turn taking and sharing too.

Pumpkin Sensory Activities

How about making this mess-free Pumpkin Sensory Bag from Little Bins for Little Hands – ok it’s only mess-free for the kids, but you’re going to be carving your own pumpkins anyhow right?

Play Dough is one of my favourite materials (now I have tiled floors) and this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough recipe from Crystal and Co is easy to make and perfect for some pumpkin-themed sensory play.

Clean mud! Pumpkin Pie Spice Clean Mud! Yes, it’s possible and over on Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails they have the full recipe as well as ideas for use for a Pumpkin Spice Sensory Table.

Pumpkin Literacy and Numeracy Activities

This is a great activity for little ones to do around pumpkin time to help them learn their name combing a Pumpkin Craft and Name Recognition from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Combine fine motor and counting with this Pumpkin Lacing Activity from I Heart Crafty Things. It would be perfect for some morning Finger Gym during the autumn months.


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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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