QUICK! Find a container. We need to Feed the Pumpkin!
Any activity that I brand with “Feed the…” in front of is a sure fire hit for my kids. Maybe since I’m always trying to get them to eat this is their chance to enact revenge but whatever it is, I love it and they loved Feed the Pumpkin.
That’s really all that matters.
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Is it really that fun to feed the pumpkin?
Um, you bet it is.
And for as fun as it is, it sure was easy to make.
Now I know this sort of violates my “on the fly” activity rule since you have to spend a whole 35 seconds setting this up (ok ok it’s more like 3 minutes but you get it).
The set up is so worth it for how many play this has gotten us (and how much more is still to come).
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The Supply List
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- Recycled plastic container (sour cream and Parmesan cheese containers work best IMO)
- Razor blade
- Black marker
- Pom pom balls
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
This is beyond easy to set up – here’s the step by step:
Trace the lid of the container on orange paper. Cut it out and glue it to the lid.
Draw a pumpkin face on the lid but cut out the mouth using the knife (obviously these are steps for an adult, not a child).
TIP: Make the opening for the mouth just big enough for the pom pom balls but not small enough that the balls need a little push to go into the container.
The obsession with Feed the Pumpkin is real
I love an activity like this because my kids will play with it for the entire Halloween season. One prep, days of fun. The math on that is just fantastic.
My toddler (newly 3) loves just pushing the pom poms into the mouth and seeing how many he can squeeze into the container.
But I put a twist on things for my 4-year-old…
A big kid spin on this activity
To add a little oomph for this activity, I had my 4-year-old rolling two dice and putting in that many pom poms. This gave her a chance to practice numeration, counting, one to one correspondence, and early stages of addition.
All from a little feed the pumpkin activity!
You’re gonna wanna make this ASAP
Halloween activities are kind of my jam (I just love them so much) but this is a new favorite that’s jumping right to the top of my list.
And no surprise!
We have a long history of “feed the…” activities – like Feed the Turkey, Feed the Snowman, and even this Christmas Pom Pom Push is basically just “Feed the Christmas Tree”.
I bet you have all the supplies on hand for this…
So what are you waiting for? You’re kids are going to love this!
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