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Pumpkin Activities for preschool
It’s pumpkin season in our part of the world. Don’t you just love to see the big mounds of pumpkins everywhere? They are such a bright splash of color at the grocery store. I just love the variety that is available. At one end of the spectrum are the cute little pumpkins that are just right for preschooler to carry. At the other are the ginormous prize-winning sizes.
Pumpkins are everywhere in early fall and kids love these cheerful orange vegetable. Well they may not like eating them, but they sure love playing with them. So why not enjoy some easy pumpkin activities for preschool with your preschooler?
Let’s start with some fun books, .
4 STORIES ABOUT PUMPKINS
The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton
Every year Peter help his family grows pumpkins on his grandparent’s farm. One vine grows out of the pumpkin patch and into a neighboring field. Peter cares for the tiny pumpkin attached to the wandering vine. By harvest time it is the best pumpkin of all. Peter wants to keep the pumpkin, but decides to give it to the shy girl next door.
Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White
Rebecca ate far too many pumpkins when she was growing up. Now that she is grown, she can’t stand the thought of eating them. A pumpkin falls off a truck and ends up in her garden, but she won’t even look at it. Later that Fall she’s astonished to discover a whole garden of big, beautiful pumpkins. Rebecca figures out a way to use up the pumpkins and share them with the whole town. You will love the ending.
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas
Duck finds a lovely pumpkin and decide to carve a Jack O Lantern. He reaches in to scoop out the very last seed and falls inside. He runs around with the pumpkin on his head trying to get some help. But his friends think he’s a scary Pumpkin Monster and hilarity ensues. This is a really fun read.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders
Marla’s pumpkin is rolling away! Can she catch it before it crashes ? Marla chases her runaway pumpkin all over town. Exquisite illustrations and a repetitive text make this a great read
AFTER THE STORY: TRY SOME PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES
A SONG AND FINGER PLAY
Sitting on the wall, (Sit on the floor)
Tip and fall. (Fall to one side)
Rolling down the street, (Roll on floor)
Trick-or-treat! (rub tummy)
Five Little Pumpkins
Related: Read “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever” with your preschooler. Then try some activities based on the book.
ENJOY A PUMPKIN TREAT
When it comes to young children and doing fun pumpkin activities for preschool, you need to add some fun treats into the mix!pu
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Mix 2 cups cleaned pumpkin seed with 1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil and a teaspoon of salt. Spread seeds on cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Stir seeds every 10 minutes.
Easy Pumpkin Pudding
Make up a package of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix. Stir in 1 cup Canned Pumpkin and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Divide into 4 bowls and chill until set.
Go out with your preschooler to choose a pumpkin. When you get home, take it’s measurements.
- Use a tape measure to how big a round it is.
- Use a ruler to find out how tall it is.
- Put it on a scale to weigh it.
Look at a pumpkin seed and marvel at how a small seed can grow into a magnificent pumpkin.
EXPLORE THE INSIDE
Scoop out the inside of your pumpkin. Let your child squish and play with the pulp and seeds. If the thought of the mess is too much, place several scoops inside a resealable freezer bag.
USE THE PUMPKIN AS A CANVAS
Give the kids a pumpkin and some chalk markers. Invite them to scribble all over the pumpkin! You can display the finished product or wipe off the pumpkin for another day.
SIMPLE PUMPKIN HUNT
Cut pumpkins shapes from orange paper. Hide them all over your house and invite your child to go on a pumpkin hunt. You can put numbers on the shapes and arrange the pumpkins in number order if you wish.
MORE PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES
- Pumpkin Life Cycle
- How to Carve a Pumpkin With Kids
- Pumpkin Patch Shape
- Happy Sad Pumpkin Finger Painting
- Make Some Pumpkin Spice Playdough
- Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch – visit your local pumpkin patch!