There are a million ways to craft, learn and cook with pumpkins. Since the internet is full of amazing ideas and bloggers, I’ve put together a round up of pumpkin inspired STEAM activities that you may want to try this fall! Not sure what STEAM stands for? It’s an acronym that typically means: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Have fun learning and playing with pumpkins as part of your loose parts collection this fall!
Pumpkin Inspired STEAM Activities
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Check out this pretty awesome Pumpkin Clock by Little Bins For Little Hands
This excellent pumpkin weighing activity would be perfect for reinforcing estimation and mathematical fluency by Something 2 Offer
These 10 pumpkin life cycle books are exactly what you are looking for to support your pumpkin inquiry project!
This pumpkin decomposition experiment from Gift Of Curiosity is an easy way to observe a pumpkin’s demise
Halloween STEAM activities
Explore sedimentation and crystallization with these scented Halloween Crystals by STEAM Powered Family
If you didn’t get much of a pumpkin crop this year, make these fun tissue paper lanterns by Red Ted Art.
These Baking Soda Painted Pumpkins are pretty cool by Inspiration Laboratory
If you want heaps of freebies and cool ideas, check out this comprehensive fall harvest pumpkin unit by Every Star Is Different
Cooking with kids is a tasty opportunity to explore mathematical concepts like estimation, measurement and capacity with kids. States of matter can also be discussed as well as heathy living and nutrition. These recipes were chosen because they can be made with the contents of your garden pumpkins. If you don’t know how to make a pumpkin puree, start with the first recipe (or purchase a can to keep it simple!) Be sure to read my related post: How to grow pumpkins with kids if you need some tips on how to grow your own pumpkins!
How to make pumpkin puree via the Food Network
Try this pumpkin cookie recipe with homemade puree from Little Sprouts Learning
These sweet and savoury pumpkin seeds look super yummy from Twichetts
Here’s a gluten free pumpkin bread that would make a nice treat for the class from The Soccer Mom Blog
Here’s a sugar free pumpkin bread from Wholesome Yum
These No Bake Pumpkin Protein Bites are easy to put together! Via Having Fun Saving & Cooking
Pumpkin soup is perfect this time of year. Try this one from Life At The Zoo
Looking for more ideas? Check out my Pinterest boards for inspiration and ideas from around the web: