Fun pumpkin activities for kids, including yummy ideas for pumpkin recipes to make with children. Wondering what can I make with pumpkin or what are some fun pumpkin crafts for kids? Check out our fun things to do in fall with family, kids autumn activities, pumpkin festival activities, Halloween activities for children’s church, or to add to your pumpkin theme lessons, and cooking ideas for after your pumpkin patch with kid activities!
PUMPKIN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: PUMPKIN THEME ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL AND UP
Try these fall pumpkin activities for preschoolers / pumpkin activities for kindergarten ages and pumpkin activities for elementary students and up! There’s something for everyone in these fall activity ideas — even pumpkin activities for adults!
- No Carve Pumpkins (great for pumpkin preschool activities and a favorite fun pumpkins for groups ideas)
- Learn: Is Pumpkin a Fruit?
- Get Printable Gratitude Pumpkin Cards
- Have fun with a foaming pumpkin experiment (fizzing pumpkin)
- Learn the Pumpkin Life Cycle
- Use fall scents and items to make sensory pumpkin activities
- Make a pumpkin hands craft
- Play pumpkins hide and seek
- Watch Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and get some activities to go with the movie
- Use mini pumpkins like these for pumpkin math for preschoolers
- Complete Pumpkin Lessons
- Get free printable pumpkin activities for Halloween preschool cutting practice (free Halloween activities for preschoolers printable)
Get the links for kids activities about pumpkins below! Keep scrolling for more fun with pumpkins!
Wondering what to do with all pumpkin from your garden or farmers’ market? Or, even looking for canned pumpkin recipes to make with kids / things you can do with pumpkins for cooking fun for kids?
Ideas for Pumpkin Recipes and Cooking with Kids Projects
- Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
- Dill Pickle Pumpkin Seeds (great pumpkin snacks!)
- Pumpkin Cornbread (yummy baked pumpkin recipes!)
- Pumpkin Smoothie
- Halloween Pumpkin Marshmallow Peeps
- Pumpkin Cake Pops
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Read Spookly the Square Pumpkin and make square pumpkin pops
- Use pumpkin centers (pumpkin guts) to make pumpkin cupcakes or pumpkin muffins
*See the links to easy pumpkin recipes and fun pumpkins ideas below!
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Pumpkin Activities Toddlers / Pumpkin Ideas for Preschoolers
Looking for pumpkin activities for kids who are younger or easy pumpkin projects? (These also make great pumpkins crafts and ideas for large groups.)
Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers Ideas:
- Paint mini pumpkins to go with little pumpkin ideas or pumpkin arts activities
- Make no-carve pumpkin kittens (great alternative to preschool pumpkin carving)
- Play with pumpkin felts
- Make pumpkin pie play dough
- Play with pumpkin slime
- Make a toddler fall sensory bin / play pumpkin tray for pumpkin centers (get free pumpkin printable sensory pack)
- Go on an autumn sensory walk
- Create fall pumpkin art with finger paints and miniature pumpkins
- Visit the pumpkin patch and do a scavenger hunt pumpkin activity for outdoor pumpkin activities
- Make a pumpkin plate pumkin for easy pumpkin craft (or an art and craft pumpkin table at a party)
- Decorate pumpkin stickers pumpkins using these fun stickers for easy ideas to decorate a pumpkin
- Play with pumpkin beads (great for Montessori pumpkin activities)
(These are fun for pumpkin activities with preschoolers / October activities for preschool or even pumpkin activities for first grade, too!)
Let’s get to the awesome pumpkins activities for kids!
Ideas for Pumpkin Recipes and Other Pumpkin Fun For Kids
Here’s a mix of fun pumpkin activities for kids / autumn activity ideas — from pumpkin craft activities for preschoolers and pumpkin non-carving ideas, and even fun fall recipes for kids and family!
These are not just activities with pumpkins, but fun projects for autumn themes or pumpkin themes!
Here are the pumpkin themed activities, things to do with a pumpkin, and kids and preschool pumpkin craft ideas…
Pumpkin Theme Activity Ideas
Make Pumpkin Cornbread
Pumpkin cornbread with honey will quickly become a fall foods favorite! The trick to making this recipe for pumpkin cornbread crunchy is to heat the cast iron skillet with oil before placing the batter in and baking.
Make Pumpkin Cake Pops
If you want to make these pumpkin cake pops (and not jack-o-lantern cake pops), use pumpkin spice cake mix and leave off the faces!
These are great to go with the Spookly Square Pumpkin book or halloween pumpkin activities for kids.
Learn About Is Pumpkin A Fruit?
Add learning about pumpkins to your fall fun! Plus, get a free pumpkin life cycle printable for things to do with pumpkins.
Make THE BEST Easy Pumpkin Cookies EVER
This is one of my (and my kid's) favorite recipes for pumpkin cookies! These pumpkin cookies are equally as good iced or without the icing. Be sure to try them without the cream cheese icing to see if you want to leave some that way. (You will!)
Make Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Carving pumpkins as part of your fall fun? You definitely need to save the seeds for a roasted pumpkin seeds snack! And, there are different seasonings flavors, which kids will love to try out as part of their pumpkin fun. (Easy preschool pumpkin activities!)
One of our favorite things to do with a pumpkin!
Make a No-Carve Pumpkin Cat Family Craft
This is one of my favorite pumpkin ideas because everyone in the family can make their own cute pumpkin decoration to add to the "cat family."
Perfect pumpkin activity for toddlers and preschoolers because it's no-carve!
No mess fall pumpkin ideas!
Make Air Fryer Dill Pickle Pumpkin Seeds
Don't just make toasted pumpkin seeds, make dill pickle pumpkin seeds ... roasted in your air fryer!
Make Pumpkin Marshmallow Peeps
Homemade marshmallow Peeps are fun to make, but these DIY pumpkin peeps are super sweet. (You've been warned!)
Make a Pumpkin Face Smoothie
This is a refreshing and fun pumpkin Halloween drink. Let everyone make their own pumpkin face!
Do Some Pumpkin Lesson Plans
Need pumpkin lessons or pumpkin learning activities? Check out this pumpkin list of ideas!
Get FREE Thanksgiving Printable Gratitude Pumpkins
These free printables are perfect for Thanksgiving activities. Do the printable gratitude pumpkins to talk about being thankful for the holiday season.
Let us know your favorite fun things to do with pumpkins or pumpkin craftivity and we’ll add them to our list!