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Bring fall pumpkins into the classroom or your homeschool with this STEAM-focused pumpkin theme unit study! Kids will love these pumpkin STEM activities.
Cool days, crunchy leaves, and frost on the windows all show that fall is here. But for kids stuck in the classroom all day, they may experience few of the classic signs of fall.
But you can bring fall to kids with this STEAM-focused pumpkin theme. These activities offer a complete pumpkin unit study but all of the activities on this list fit into STEM activity principles.
STEAM-Focused Pumpkin Theme Activity Ideas
Use these STEAM activity ideas to create your own fun pumpkin theme and unit study!
Pumpkin Science Experiments
These pumpkin science experiments help children learn about the science of pumpkins in an up close and personal way.
Pumpkin Volcano from The STEM Laboratory
Rotting Pumpkin Science from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Explore Bubble Pumpkin Science from Preschool Powol Packets
Learn about the Pumpkin Life Cycle from Apples and ABCs
Make Pumpkin Oobleck from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Make a Fizzing Pumpkin Patch from Lemon Lime Adventures
Pumpkin Technology Activities
Don’t forget the importance of bringing technology into your pumpkin theme. These activities use technology to bring pumpkins to life.
Printable Pumpkin Memory Game from Schooling a Monkey
Pumpkin Shadow Puppets from Schooling a Monkey
Make a Light Up Pumpkin from Steam Powered Family
Pumpkin-Themed Printables for Telling Time from Life Over Cs
Pumpkin Engineering Activities
Pumpkins are perfect for fall-themed engineering challenges. You may be surprised at what you can make using a pumpkin!
Build a Pumpkin from Straws from Buggy and Buddy
Build Fall Trees Using Pumpkin Seeds from Fun A Day*****************
Create a Pumpkin Bird Feeder from Stitched by Crystal
Use Pumpkin Candies to Build 3D Structures from Lemon Lime Adventures
Art Pumpkin Projects
These pumpkin-themed art projects will let children explore the creative side of fall.
Decorate Pumpkins with Yarn from Handmade Kids’ Art
Pumpkin and Bat Child-Led Art from Schooling a Monkey
Make Paper Plate Pumpkins from Handmade Kids’ Art
Make Smooshed Pumpkin Art from Happy Hooligans
Pumpkin Math Activities
Math isn’t boring with these hands-on pumpkin math ideas!
3D Pumpkin Math Engineering Challenge from Fun a Day
Make a Pumpkin Geoboard from Fun A Day
Count the Pumpkins in Your Neighrborhood from Still Playing School
Explore Symmetry and Negative Space with Pumpkins from Buggy and Buddy
Round our your pumpkin theme with these pumpkin books!
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