Hands On Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities and Crafts make the learning come alive!
Are you learning about all things Pumpkins in October? We are! After using our new Pumpkin Life Cycle Printable Activity Pack I went on a search for all of the most engaging Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities that I could find.
The month of October is perfect for learning and exploring the Plant Life Cycle using Pumpkins! We always make a special trip to the pumpkin patch every year to choose our pumpkins for carving so why not make this a time for educational fun as well.
Hands on learning is when children learn by doing versus simply listening to a teacher. Studies show that children are more motivated, understand concepts and perform nearly 20% better than peers not involved in Hands On learning approaches.
These Pumpkin Life Cycle activities are a great way to incorporate some hands-on fun into your learning at home or in the classroom and Perfectly accompany our Pumpkin Life Cycle Printable activity pack.
Pumpkin Life Cycle Activities
I like to start with a Pumpkin Investigation for the children to explore the pumpkin and learn the names of the parts of a pumpkin.
I really like this idea for a parts of a pumpkin craft to show the inside of a what a pumpkin looks like
Pumpkin Life Cycle Books
Reading story books is another great way to learn all about the parts of a pumpkin.
We also enjoy singing songs about Pumpkins to add to our learning.
Pumpkin Sensory Play
Sensory play is another great way to explore a pumpkin! A simple sensory experience is just digging into the inside of a pumpkin to pull out the pulp and seeds.
For a mess-free pumpkin sensory activity – and one that works well for the little ones – you can make a pumpkin sensory squish bag for the children to explore the parts of a pumpkin.
If you have older children they might also enjoy some awesome Pumpkin STEM and Science!