There are lots of fun ways to decorate pumpkins without carving pumpkins. These play-doh pumpkins made for a fun way to decorate and learn all at the same time. Plus, it is family friendly so everyone can join in the fun!
*Optional: A bowl-something toddlers love is taking things in and out of bowls!
I gave Jack a bowl of pumpkins.
He liked trying different ways to stack the pumpkins.
He liked putting the pumpkins in and out of the bowl too.
He was so excited about his bowl of pumpkins.
He used play-doh to stick the pumpkins together. I modeled to him some different ways to use the play-doh.
He loved the play-doh! He loved all of the colors and taking it in and out of the bowl.
His preschool twin sisters, H and M, loved joining in the fun!
P.S. Hi! If you’re new here, I’m Tracy Murdock sharing Faith & Family Fun Momspiration, as a Homeschool Teacher Mom of Twins plus 2, #1 Best-Selling, Award-Winning Children’s Author of “Zoe in Double Trouble”! A great book for family love and feelings especially for preschoolers and elementary aged kids!
“What are you doing little brother?” I love M’s sweet smile looking at him here. Even more, I love that she wants to do an activity with him!
M loves little creatures right now. So, she really enjoyed rolling small play-doh pieces in her hands.
She liked adding on some stacks on her pumpkin like it was a little person.
We talked about different feelings and facial expressions too!
H joined in the play-doh pumpkin building too! I loved how she brought the pumpkin stems together in the play-doh to make them stay put!
They loved adding play-doh to different sizes of pumpkins. J loved the variety of activities and stuck with it for about 15 minutes! This gave me some time for dishes in between play with them.
At the end, I was able to just get all the play-doh together and put it in a bag, since it wasn’t very sticky. They helped me remove the play-doh (pretty easily) and we were all cleaned up in a jiffy!
Kids can develop lots of great skills from the Pumpkin Building Activity!
Skills Your Kids can Learn with Play-doh Pumpkin Activity:
Gross Motor-when they picking up the pumpkins
Fine Motor Skills-when they are rolling the play-doh in their little fingers
Math Skills-Counting how many pumpkins they can stack, discussing biggest and smallest pumpkins
Science: you can talk about how to grow a pumpkin!
Problem Solving-Trying to build it without it tumbling over
Sensory-learning different shapes and textures
Social Skills-sharing the play-doh and adding different facial expressions on the pumpkins
Faith: You can talk about how when we add Jesus in our life, it lifts us up closer and closer to Christ just like the pumpkins are growing taller when put together with more play-doh.
Literature: You can read “Five Little Pumpkins” and sing the song together!
This activity is a great indoor activity and fun for all ages! Plus, it can be set up and cleaned up in seconds!
Will you and your kids build some fun memories with these play-doh pumpkins?
Wishing you a fun filled Halloween! No matter what you do as long as you are together as a family, it’ll be a great night!
*Safety: Please always supervise to ensure your children are being safe with the materials they are using.