This week’s Discover & Explore linky was all about pumpkins, and we had lots of wonderful ideas linked up. Since we have a basket of colorful pumpkins and gourds in the kids’ play area currently, I was interested in activities that use real pumpkins- I want to stretch that basket as far as possible! Luckily, I found science, sensory, and art projects galore, so we’ll have lots of inspiration for this month’s activities. Hopefully you’ll find some, too!
10+ Activities Using Real Pumpkins: Features from the Discover & Explore “Pumpkins” Theme
Got a budding scientist (or two)? Here are some science explorations to inspire curiosity and inquiry. Bonus- these are all activities that can be done with little prep and just the cost of a pumpkin or two!
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Pumpkin Guts Exploration by Stir the Wonder
Floating Pumpkin Lab by Preschool Powol Packets
Grow a Pumpkin in a Pumpkin by Life With Moore Babies
Next up- sensory play! Here are some fun ways to explore pumpkins with the five senses.
Pumpkin Sensory Invitation to Play by My Nearest and Dearest
Pumpkin Sensory Bag by Teaching Mama
Last but not least, some fun and creative ways to get arty with real pumpkins.
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Lite Brite Pumpkin Carving by How Wee Learn
Glittered Pumpkins by Life With Moore Babies
Nature Pumpkins by Blog Me Mom
Pumpkin Printing by What We Do All Day
Looking for more?
For more posts full of ideas for real pumpkin play:
Pumpkin Unit- Pre-K through 2nd Grade by Finding the Teachable Moments
Simple Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers by Twodaloo
Or check out Teach Preschool’s post below on exploring pumpkins with preschoolers- lots of easy and amazing ideas in one place!
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover & Explore Pinterest Board.
More Pumpkin Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts
12 Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids (KC Edventures)
Pumpkin Decoration & Treat Holder (Buggy and Buddy)
Pumpkin Craft & Name Activity (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Preschool Pumpkin Play (Teach Preschool)
Invitation to Explore Pumpkins & Foil (Twodaloo)
That’s all for now! Bloggers, don’t forget to stop by this week’s linky and add your favorite “community helpers” posts!