Pumpkin Playdough Ideas for Preschool
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These pumpkin playdough ideas for preschool will help your little ones strengthen fine motor skills with seasonal activities.
These pumpkin playdough ideas are a great way to have little express their creativity and practice early learning skills while strengthening fine motor muscles as they pinch, roll, and manipulate playdough.
Playdough is a great tool to have on hand when you want to strengthen fine motor skills. As preschoolers pinch, roll, and manipulate playdough, they strengthen the muscles in their hands, wrists, and arms.
These are the muscles that preschoolers will use when they write, tie their shoes, and button their clothes.
Pumpkin Play Dough Provocation
Make this Pumpkin Playdough provocation that will invite your child to explore with independent creative play.
FREE Pumpkin Shapes Playdough Mats
These happy face pumpkins are such a fun way for toddler, preschool, pre k, and kindergarten age students to learn shapes for kids! Simply use play doh and these shape playdough mats.
Melting Halloween Play Dough
If your child enjoys science experiments then give this slimy melting pumpkin playdough a try!
Pumpkins & Play Dough Invitation to Play
Set up this fun invitation to play using play dough and seasonal gourds and pumpkins. It’s an easy Halloween activity for toddlers or preschoolers.
Roll a Pumpkin Face
Roll a Pumpkin face! Use playdough to make pumpkin faces with these free printable pumpkin face mats!
Pumpkin Play Dough Invitation to Play
Take the opportunity to read some of your favorite pumpkin books this week and set up a Pumpkin Play Dough Invitation to Play.
Classroom Recipes Pumpkin Play Dough
This easy homemade playdough recipe is so easy and it only requires two ingredients. This fall preschool cooking activity makes it perfect for the classroom!
Playdough Jack-O-Lanterns with Pop-In Features
Kids can design their own jack-o-lanterns again and again with these playdough pumpkins and pop-in features made from a cereal box and paper straws!
Easy Scented Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe for Kids
If you’re studying pumpkins or harvest this year, this scented playdough is a wonderful play activity for your unit. Your child can use it to create their own pumpkin pies!
Pumpkin Playdough Recipe
Add this pumpkin pie playdough recipe to your pumpkin activities or a preschool pumpkin theme, and your kids will play for hours.
Pumpkin Alphabet Traceable Letters
Practice alphabet tracing with these super cute, pumpkin alphabet mats which is perfect for making learning fun during the Autumn months of October and November. Add playdough for a hands-on reusable activity!
Five Little Pumpkins Playdough Play Retelling Activity
Children will love this story retelling activity. Use playdough and craft sticks to retell the story Five Little Pumpkins.
Pumpkin Handprint & Photo Keepsake
Your child’s handprint and some bright orange playdough make a lovely photo keepsake of your little pumpkin for Halloween time or Fall!
Make This Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe
Make this pumpkin spice playdough recipe for all your Fall activity sensory centers or to give as a gift at a Harvest or Halloween party
Textured Autumn Play Dough
Set up this fun textured Autumn play dough invitation for your toddler or preschooler to explore all textures and colours of Fall.
Cornstarch / Cornflour Dough Pumpkin Hanging Decorations
These cute little pumpkins are great for this time of year to add an autumnal feel plus they are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving too!
Pumpkin PlayDough Sensory Tray Activity
Use a pumpkin play dough sensory tray to inspire your child to explore the shapes and textures of pumpkins and gourds.
Fluffy Pumpkin Slime
This fluffy pumpkin slime is a perfect Fall and Halloween science activity with kids! This would also be perfect to make for a Halloween party or sensory activity.
Stacking Pumpkins Activity : A Fall STEM Activity for Kids
Create a fun STEM Challenge for Halloween with this stacking pumpkins STEM activity for kids inspired by Five Little Pumpkins!
Where's Waldo Pumpkin Play Dough Sensory Activities
Make your very own Where’s Waldo game with pumpkin spice playdough that gives your kids a chance to dig through the play dough and find all the objects that are hidden.
Taste Safe Pumpkin Play Dough
Your kids will definitely love this taste safe pumpkin playdough recipe which is squishy, it feels cool in their hands, and they can mold it into anything they want!
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.
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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!
Learn all about the parts of a pumpkin. How do they work? What do they do? This parts of a pumpkin felt board set is simple enough for preschoolers and detailed enough for use within homeschool or early elementary classrooms.
Provide your preschooler with hours of Halloween fun with the 5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin!