Love fall? Love science? Then you’ll love these pumpkin STEM activities for kindergarten and preschool!
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.
And if you’re in the market for fall activities, don’t forget to check out out list of fall STEM activities!
But you can bring fall to kids with these pumpkin STEM activities. These activities offer a complete pumpkin unit study but all of the activities on this list fit into STEM activities.
Bring fall pumpkins into the classroom or your homeschool with this STEAM-focused pumpkin theme unit study!
If you love working with preschool science, try these preschool science experiments!
Kids will love these STEM pumpkin activities!
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The Ultimate List of Pumpkin STEM Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
Use these pumpkin STEM projects to create your own fun preschool pumpkin theme!
And if you want some books to study in your pumpkin STEM theme, these books about pumpkins for preschool are perfect!
STEM Pumpkin Activities with a Science Twist
These pumpkin science experiments help children learn about the science of pumpkins in an up close and personal way.
Learn about cystals when you make Salt Crystal Pumpkins.
Explore the parts of a pumpkin and their density when you try the Pumpkin Density Experiment.
Make a Pumpkin Volcano by mixing vinegar and baking soda in a pumpkin!
Learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin with the Rotting Pumpkin Science activity.
Explore Bubbles using a pumpkin and learn how bubbles form and why they are around.
Learn about the Pumpkin Life Cycle with this simple activity for preschool and kindergarten.
Make Pumpkin Oobleck and explore the textures of a pumpkin.
Make a Fizzing Pumpkin Patch and explore chemical ractions.
Pumpkin STEM Activities with a Technology Element
Don’t forget the importance of bringing technology into your pumpkin STEM projects. These activities use technology to bring pumpkins to life.
Make your own Pumpkin Shadow Puppets and learn how lights and shadows work.
Make a Light Up Pumpkin following these directions!
Use these Pumpkin-Themed Printables for Telling Time and learn how to use a clock.
Pumpkin STEAM Activities with an Engineering Focus
Pumpkins are perfect for pumpkin engineering challenges. You may be surprised at what you can make using a pumpkin!
Build a Pumpkin from Straws and determine what shapes you can make with straight materials.
Build Fall Trees Using Pumpkin Seeds and create beautiful pumpkin art!
Create a Pumpkin Bird Feeder and watch what birds come to visit!
Use Pumpkin Candies to Build 3D Structures and explore the bounds of engineering.
Pumpkin STEM Project with an Art Element
These pumpkin-themed art projects will let preschool children explore the creative side of fall.
Make a Black Glue Pumpkin and build fine motor skills at the same time.
Decorate Pumpkins with Yarn for a pretty twist on pumpkin decorations!
Make Paper Plate Pumpkins that can be as realistic or as abstract as you like!
Make Smooshed Pumpkin Art and learn about symmetry.
Pumpkin Math Activities
Math isn’t boring with these pumpkin STEM activities for kindergarten.
Try the 3D Pumpkin Math Engineering Challenge and combine math and engineering.
Make a Pumpkin Geoboard and learn about angles and geometry with a pumpkin!
Count the Pumpkins in Your Neighrborhood or in your school for a fun interactive STEM activity for little ones!
Explore Symmetry and Negative Space with Pumpkins in this STEAM art activity.
Round our your pumpkin STEM activities with these pumpkin books!