October is the perfect time to break out the preschool pumpkin activities, right? These pumpkin crafts for preschoolers definitely need to be added to your list.
Materials You’ll Need for Pumpkin Crafts
I love that some of the pumpkin art and crafts listed below use items already in your classroom!
Here are some materials you might want to have on-hand when planning your pumpkin crafts for preschoolers:
Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Preschoolers
Paper is such a great medium to work with in preschool! The children are usually familiar with it, and there are so many ways to create with paper.
Related: Geoboard Pumpkin Math
Textured Pumpkin Art from Buggy and Buddy
Accordion Pumpkin Decoration from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Color and Shape Pumpkin Craft from Rock-A-Bye Parents
Exploring Emotions with Pumpkin Faces from The OT Toolbox
Paper Mache Pumpkin from Mini Monets and Mommies
Pumpkin Name Puzzle Craft from How Wee Learn
Tissue Paper Pumpkin Window Art from And Next Comes L
Pumpkin Faces on the Light Table from Where Imagination Grows
Cut, Punch, and Paste Jack-O-Lanterns from LalyMom
Jack-O-Lantern Silhouettes from Fun Littles
Coffee Filter Pumpkins from Mess for Less
Shape Jack-O-Lanterns from Homegrown Friends
Paper Strip Pumpkin from NurtureStore
Goofy Pumpkin Faces from Reading Confetti
Puffy Pumpkin Lacing from I Can Teach My Child
Pumpkin Art for Preschool
Here are some fun and engaging pumpkin art activities to try with your preschoolers. Perfect addition to the pumpkin crafts your preschoolers will be making.
Related: Process Art for Kids
Fall Process Art that Smells Like Pumpkin Pie from Fun-A-Day
Pumpkin Seed Art from Fun-A-Day
Puffy Paint Pumpkins from Preschool Inspirations
Runaway Pumpkin Art from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pine Cone Pumpkins from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Painting Pumpkins from Art Bar
Hand Print Pumpkin Patch Art from I Heart Crafty Things
Decorating Pumpkins with Nature from Mosswood Connections
Pipette Painting Pumpkins from NurtureStore
Pumpkin Salt Painting from Rhythms of Play
Smoosh Painted Pumpkins from Happy Hooligans
Textured Pumpkin Patch from Edventures with Kids
Q-Tip Pumpkins from Views from a Step Stool
Pastel Pumpkins from The Kindergarten Connection
Melted Crayon Pumpkin from Teaching Mama
Painted Rock Pumpkins by Stephanie Lynn
Glitter Pasta Pumpkins from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers
We can’t forget about toddlers now, can we? While some of the above pumpkin crafts for preschoolers can be adjust for toddlers, I thought the little ones could use their own category. Here are some pumpkin art and crafts for toddlers to make.
Related: Pumpkin Glitter Jar
No Mess Pumpkin Art from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Easy Pumpkin Sun Catcher from Toddler Approved
Pumpkin Sun Catchers from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Painting Pumpkins with Toddlers from Where Imagination Grows
Pumpkin Tracing Fall Art with Toddlers from Lemon Lime Adventures
Glitter Pumpkins from No Time for Flash Cards
Tissue Paper Pumpkin from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Button Pumpkins from Crafts on Sea
Pumpkin Printing with Pool Noodles from Toddler Approved
Paper Bag Pumpkins from Mess for Less
Fall Craft Materials
This list is full of so many great pumpkin activities for your students. There are so many that you can plan several months of pumpkin crafts in your classroom! I don’t necessarily advise that, but you can choose a few to do each year until you find the ones that work best for you as a teacher.
With all of these wonderful pumpkin crafts in your fall plans, you might want to keep some specific pumpkin-themed materials on-hand. Here are my suggestions (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Mini pumpkins
- Pumpkin seeds
- Food coloring
- Acrylic pumpkins
- Pumpkin confetti
- Coffee filters
- Construction paper
Which pumpkin-themed craft are you going to do with your class first? Please let me know in the comments below.
Preschool Pumpkin Lesson Plans
Preschool Teacher 101’s pumpkin theme lesson plans have more than 180 pages of daily and weekly plans, center explanations, book suggestions, and related printables.
They are a huge time saver!
Do you have any favorite pumpkin crafts for preschoolers or older kiddos? Feel free to share them in the comments below!
For even more pumpkin craft ideas, pop over to my Pumpkin Theme Pinterest board.