Ready for the easiest Fall activity? It’s time to Clean the Pumpkins.
We have a slight obsession with washing activities so this Clean the Pumpkins bin should be of no surprise to anyone.
We have cleaned:
This list is not an exaggeration. My kids LOVE activities where they clean so of course they we DTWP (down to wash pumpkins).
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But seriously… these are the best activities
I’m not sure what it is about this style of activity: maybe it’s the instant gratification.
Maybe it’s the thrill of having a job.
Maybe it’s the excitement of being successful at something (which is huge for a toddler and not something that comes easily).
Whatever it is, it keeps my kids coming back for more and makes me love these “clean” activities even more.
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The down low on the set up
- 41 qt sterilite container from Target
- Water with bubbles
THAT’S IT. I bet you own everything to play Clean the Pumpkins. Maybe you don’t have the storage container so you know what? Try it in your bath tub instead. It’ll work perfectly.
And now it’s time to Clean the Pumpkins
I filled my storage container with tear free soap and water, and set in my pumpkins.
I handed my some (2.5) and daughter (4) some scrubby brushes to aid in their cleaning.
They sat their for 20+minutes cleaning their pumpkins and I was able to get so much stuff done around the house – the really fun stuff like unloading the dishwasher and restarting the laundry for the 3rd time…
What’s the “point” of this activity?
Well, mainly fun. But there’s also a lot of good coming from it too beyond just the play aspect.
In this activity, my kids are learning to:
- Clean (a life skill)
- Work as a team
- Share an activity / toy
- Hand-eye coordination
It’s not just about cleaning the pumpkins… there’s more to it.
Setting up this activity was so easy for my kids!
Talk about a win setting up an activity that works for both toddler and preschool, but lettimg them clean the pumpkins totally fits the bill. We can’t recommend these kinds of activities enough – there’s so much out there for our kids to clean!
When will you make a clean the pumpkin activity?