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Pumpkin Activities for Kids 3+

I haven’t met a kiddo yet that doesn’t love getting out into nature and exploring. Both of my boys love to, especially when it involves Fall and pumpkins. I will be sharing with you a couple of fun pumpkin activities that are great for kids of any age, adults included.


  • Tic-Tac-Toe with pumpkins – Use small pumpkins or gourds.
  • Pumpkin Sensory Play – Feel the difference, some pumpkins are smooth while others have bumps.
  • Guess What’s Inside – Mom/Dad can hide some Halloween themed toys inside the pumpkin. Have your kiddo pull the items out one at a time.


Pom-Pom Pumpkin

This was a kit I had found at Michael’s Craft Store.

What You’ll Need:

  • Paper Plate (I used a small plate, but you can use any size).
  • Pom-Poms, Orange.
  • Elmer’s School Glue (does not need to be name brand).
  • Felt, Black and White.
  • Scissors
  • Pipe Cleaner, Black.


  • Place a small dot of glue on the paper plate. Add an orange pom on-top of each glue dot. Fill the entire plate.
  • Once your plate is filled with poms set aside to dry.
  • Using the felt, cut out eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Don’t forget the stem.
  • Glue the eyes, nose, mouth, and stem.
  • Cut the pipe cleaner to about 5-6″ or the length of mom/dad’s finger. Twist the pipe cleaner around your finger and glue it in-between the pom and plate.


Apple Pumpkins

What You’ll Needs:

  • Apple Halves
  • Paint of your choice
  • Plate or metal pie tin, this is used to dip the paint/apples in.
  • Paper
  • Sharpie (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Googly Eyes (optional)


  • Place a generous amount of paint into the container of your choosing. I used the lid to a tin pie container.
  • Place newspapers or sales ads, under your paper and before your kiddos start painting.
  • Dip the apple half into the paint and place it onto the paper. This part was a learning curve for us, if there’s too much paint it’ll stick to the paper but if there’s not enough then you’ll get a smidge of a print.
  • If you want to add glitter, now is the time to do so.
  • Once dry, about a couple of hours but we waited overnight, you can add googly eyes and/or draw a face on your pumpkins. Don’t forget to draw on a stem, this will help it to look more like a pumpkin.


Stacey is a full time stay at home mom to two, owner and creator of No Way, Mom! Her oldest, J, is 5 and her youngest, O, is 4. Both of her boys have Autism. J also has a very rare auto-immune disease, Juvenile Polymyositis. O also has Pica and food allergies. She is the proud wife of an amazing, heartwarming professional nerd! During her ‘mom time’ she works on her website, makes weighted blankets, rice relief heat wraps, crochet and makes homemade sugar scrubs. She loves all DIY projects.