It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin season is in full swing and we’ve got some amazing pumpkin art projects for kids to share with you.
These projects are perfect for preschoolers and can be enjoyed by the whole family. We’ve also included a few pumpkin activities and pumpkin books to get you in the mood for autumn.
So, without further ado, let’s get started with these fun pumpkin art projects!
Art is a great way for preschoolers to express themselves and explore their creativity. It can also help them to develop fine motor skills, learn about colors and shapes, and develop problem-solving skills.
In addition, art can be a great way for preschoolers to bond with their peers and build social skills. Working on art projects together can help them to learn how to cooperate with others and take turns. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
So next time you’re looking for a creative activity for your preschooler, consider doing some art together. You might just be surprised at how much they enjoy it.
Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers
Looking for some fun pumpkin activities for your preschoolers? Here are a few ideas to get you started!
One great way to start exploring pumpkins is to cut one open and take a look at the insides. Let your little ones touch and feel the seeds, pulp, and stem. You can also have them help you scoop out the insides of the pumpkin.
Another fun activity is to use markers or paint to decorate pumpkins. You can also turn this into a sensory activity by adding texture with things like glitter or puffy paint.
If you want to further explore the science of pumpkins, try conducting some simple experiments. For example, you can see what happens when you add baking soda and vinegar to a pumpkin. Or, you can test how much weight a pumpkin can hold before it collapses.
Preschoolers are sure to have a blast with these pumpkin activities!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT PUMPKINS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of pumpkin books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Run-Away Pumpkin – On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill, yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?”
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? – Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment!
The Pumpkin Book – The book features bold, clearly-labeled illustrations, directions for drying seeds, and even how to carve funny or scary faces into your pumpkin (with an adult’s help), along with a fascinating section on pumpkin facts and lore. Perfect for aspiring farmers and kids who can’t wait for Halloween!
More Pumpkin Fun for Preschoolers
Be sure to check out the pumpkin activities featured below to find more pumpkin activities your preschoolers will enjoy.
- Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Preschool
- Pumpkin Cut and Paste Worksheets from Affordable Homeschooling
- Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft
- Pumpkin Sorting Activity from Fun-A-Day
- Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch
So what are you waiting for? Get your pumpkins out and start creating some amazing art with your kids! We can’t wait to see the masterpieces you create.