We’ve put together the best 30 Easy Pumpkin Activities for fall. Pumpkins are everywhere and there are so many fun pumpkin crafts and pumpkin art that you can make with them.

by Allie

We’ve even included several pumpkin activities that don’t even require a real pumpkin. So get into a festive fall spirit with kids and let’s make some easy pumpkin crafts that your kids will proud of!

When you’re done here, also check out our collection of 180 Gorgeous Fall Crafts.



  • No holiday is complete without a themed sensory bin! Dye some water orange and toss in all the pumpkin things you can find like, ceramic pumpkins, foam pumpkins and orange pom poms. -via My Nearest and Dearest
  • Here’s a cute and easy pumpkin craft for preschoolers that teaches and reinforces scissor skills. -via Nurture Store
  • We love this adorable pumpkin craft that you can fill with candy. -via Kids Acitivties Blog
  • Make this cute yarn pumpkin. It makes a great art project that you can add to your kid pumpkin activities this fall! -via Glued to My Crafts
  • Make edible pumpkin pie play dough with kids. -via Coffee Cups and Crayons
  • This Pumpkin Spice Clean Mud looks like a fun sensory activity for kids. -via Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
  • Paint pumpkins with toilet paper roll painting. Just dip an empty roll in orange paint and stamp it on paper. Use a crayon to color in a stem. -via The Chirping Moms
  • Upscycle an old book into a book pumpkin. This is so different! -via Kids Acitivities Blog
  • Let toddlers hammer a pumpkin in this Montessori inspired kids activity. -via Living Montessori Now
  • Teach preschoolers about shapes in this pumpkin craft idea for kids. -via Preschool Activities


  • Make a paper plate pumpkin that is cute artwork and also doubles as a name recognition activity. This pumpkin activity is also great for fine motor skills. -via Fantastic Fun and Learning
  • Help kids recognize emotions with this easy paper plate feelings pumpkin. -via Kids Activities Blog
  • Teach kids numbers and get them practicing their motor skills in this preschool pumpkin lacing activity. Comes with a free printable! -via I Heart Crafty Things
  • This “Your Little Pumpkin” handprint card makes such a cute keepsake. -via Frugal Fun 4 Boys
  • Dress your Halloween candy or goodies in pumpkin perfect wrapping. A little tissue paper, an empty TP roll and a green pipe cleaner is all you need. -via Buggy and Buddy
  • Fun and easy painted pumpkin rocks are perfect for homemade games, story telling, counting, and open-ended play! -via Kids Activities Blog
  • Check out this “Five Little Pumpkins” finger play pumpkin activity for kids. We love fun pumpkin activities for kids! -via The Homespun Hydrangea
  • All you need besides a pumpkin is guaze and wiggly eyes to make these spooky, but cute, mummy pumpkins. -via Mother’s Niche
  • Let your kids make this owl pumpkin centerpiece…they’ll be so proud to show it off! -via Real Simple
  • Make a Halloween garland with pumpkin salt-dough. Create your ornaments and after they dry you can paint them and hang them in your home. -via Edventures with Kids


  • Here’s the easiest paper plate pumpkin craft that you can make with your kids. -via The Simple Parent
  • Use an apple as a stamp to make pumpkin art with kids. -via Frugal Mom Eh!
  • Make a felt pumpkin with extra face pieces and have your kids create the pumpkin face that matches each card. This has a free printable to go along with it! -via Teach Beside Me
  • If you’re anything like me, then you have dozens of random puzzle pieces hanging around. Time to a make a puzzle pumpkin decoration with the kids. -via Bargain Briana
  • Make this adorable beaded pumpkin craft with kids. You can add it to your fine motor skills pumpkin activities. -via Glue Sticks and Gum Drops
  • Make a construction paper pumpkin and decorate it with googley eyes and markers. A fun way to change it up is to cut an egg carton and use the bottom as eyes. -via Kids Playhouse
  • Play tic-tac-toe with pumpkins in this toddler approved pumpkin activity. -via Toddler Approved
  • Repurpose too small or worn out sweaters into pumpkins in this no sew pumpkin craft. -via The Country Cottage
  • Sometimes it’s fun just to explore and get messy. Try heading outside with a pumpkin and a hammer (and adult supervision) and smash it! -via My Nearest and Dearest
  • When you’re done smashing the pumpkin (above) you can make this delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seed recipe. -via Kids Activities Blog

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Raising 5 children (and countless animals) on a 10 acre mini farm in North Texas, Allie enjoys organic gardening, homestead recipes, and country living inspiration. She started blogging in 2009 and is the creator of motheringwithapurpose.com, a blog inspiring others to live positively, reach their goals, and know their purpose. Find her at www.facebook.com/motheringwap.