5 PUMPKIN activities for kids you won't want to miss - and a delicious recipe

Have a look at these 5 amazingly easy and inviting kids fall activities involving pumpkins. Your kids (and you) will love them!


5 pumpkin activities for kids
I got my hands on several beautiful orange pumpkins. And within minutes, off I went straight to Pinterest to check for some ideas on what to do with them. And you know what? There's tons of amazing ideas for toddler activities. Off course.

I figured these ideas I borrowed from the web might come in handy to somebody else who doesn't have too much time on their hands.... So here they are, just a few of my favorite ones. And admittedly, I would probably not have thought of any of these 5 - wait, 6!, was it not for Pinterest.

The first idea that caught my attention was this inviting fall sensory bin, lovingly prepared by Amy at Wildflower Ramblings. It caught my eyes immediatelly, so inviting with its warm and the plentiful fall colors...
fall sensory bin by Amy at Wildflower Ramblings
Wildflower Ramblings: fall sensory bin

And what about simply throwing a few pumpkins into the sandbox in a back yard for a lively hide-and-seek play, just like these kids did at Twodaloo?

Pumpkins in the sandbox by Two-Daloo
Pumpkins in the sandbox by Two-Daloo


More often than not, a child's play is also about integration of practical life skills, as nicely presented by Amy at Crunchy and Green - an activity as simple as washing pumpkins could go a long way... (and the cute kid reminds me of a certain boy out there in a London kindergarten - hi, Ben)

Crunchy and Green: washing pumpkins
Crunchy and Green: washing pumpkins


And when you decide to use the pumpkins, there will certainly be some seeds left. Don't throw them away, use them to make coloured pumpkin seeds for play, just as Tricia from 2big2little did:

2big2little: Coloured pumpkin seeds
2big2little: Coloured pumpkin seeds
 
How about a classic pumpkin pie playdough by Kristin at Homespun-with-love? She even added a playdough recipe and a detailed how-to so you might want to check it out:

pumpkin pie playdough by Kristin at Homespun with love
Homespun with love: pumpkin pie playdough


And let's not forget, kids get hungry while playing and you might just want to check this delicious autumn pumpkin treat that Cathy has made at Three kids and a fish. And she's good at it!

Three kids and a fish: pumpkin bars cheesecake
Three kids and a fish: pumpkin cheesecake bars

And what would YOU choose to do with a bunch of fall pumpkins? Let me know, I'm eager to test more ideas!!!



Damjana

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you kindly for featuring our Pumpkin Playdough!

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    1. Kristin, you're welcome. I found your post adorable and wanted to spread the word :)

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  2. Damjana, thank you very much for featuring my pumpkin cheesecake bars! I truly appreciate it! This is a really great round up! :-)
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy, thanks. Always a pleasure to see you here :)

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  3. I love the pumpkin seeds, we have been collecting melon seeds to make into fairy food but i never thought to colour it too. Thank you for sharing your creafts with me on Country Kids

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  4. Hi, I'm a first time visitor popping over via Country Kids. I love your blog :-)
    I plan on making pumpkin soup for the children's lunches. I will colour the seeds rather than throwing them away after seeing this post.

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    1. Louisa, I'm glad you liked the post. We are all learning new things all along :)

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  5. Great idea - I have never thought to colour pumpkin seeds before it's a fantastic idea.

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