Halloween Playdough Pumpkin

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Playdough Shape Activity for Preschoolers

Whip up a batch of this pumpkin playdough to use as a book activity with Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Children can use the pumpkin pie playdough to form different shapes for a fun halloween activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. These pumpkin activities are a great extension activity for our favorite Octoober book for kids.

Whip up a batch of this pumpkin playdough to use as a book activity with Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Children can use the pumpkin pie playdough to form different shapes for a fun halloween activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. These pumpkin activities are a great extension activity for our favorite Octoober book for kids.

Pumpkin Playdough

Whether you whip up a batch of this quick and easy pumpkin playdough to make pumpkins or cute Jack-o-Lanterns, this pumpkin activity is sure to delight! We used our halloween playdough for a fun spookley the square pumpkin craft of sorts practicing making various pumpkin shapes. This shape activity was a great math activity for October. But you can youse your play doh for a variety of halloween activities with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students too.

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Pumpkin Playdough Recipe

All you need to whip up a bath of this pumpkin play dough are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand in your kitchen:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • bright orange food coloring

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Pumpkin Pie Playdough

Mix together the flour, salt, cream of tartar and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan. Slowly stir in the oil and water. Add a few drops of orange food coloring. Heat on the stovetop over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dough becomes a stiff playdough consistency. Remove from heat and scoop onto parchment paper orwax paper. Allow 15-20 minutes to cool before playing as the dough will be very hot!

Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers

Spookley the square pumpkin craft

Playing with playdough is a great way to strengthen hand muscles so kids are ready for writing numbers and letters! So this is not only a fun activity for October, but an educational activity too!

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Pumpkin Activities for Preschoolers

We started by just having fun rolling, squishing, and cutting out the playdough.

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Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Then of course you have to make some cute Jack-o-Lanterns out of your playdough as well. We used silly googly eyes and craft foam which holds up in playdough bettern than construction paper.

Whip up a batch of this pumpkin playdough to use as a book activity with Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Children can use the pumpkin pie playdough to form different shapes for a fun halloween activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. These pumpkin activities are a great extension activity for our favorite Octoober book for kids.

Spookley the square pumpkin activity

If you haven’t seen Spookley the Square Pumpkin book before, you really need to check out this super cute book. It not only teaches about shapes and is a fun book for Octoboer, but it touches on how we are all different and yet important and special. My kids pick this book up to read all year long.

So of course we had to make a Spookley pumpkin too. This makes a great book extension activity!

Halloween Activities

Pumpkin Activities

We continues on with the shape theme to make diffferent shapes out of our homemade playdough. The kids used our shape flashcards as a guide to form the shapes. Then of course we had to turn them into cute pumpkins just like our Spookley book by adding googly eyes and craft foam nose and mouth pieces we cut out with scissors.

Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers

The kids had a blast practicing making shapes and then creating unique fun, silly, and spooky Jack-o-Lanterns out of playdough.

Pumpkin Activities for Toddlers

Halloween Activities

I love combining play with learning! So this activity that combines a book activity, shape math activity for October, and a lesson on how we are all different but special was a hole-in-one in my book!

Pumpkin Activities

You could also use this activity to talk about feelings by making the shape Jack-o-lanterns happy, sad, silly, scarry, etc.

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Pumpkin Crafts

This quick and easy pumpkin puffy paint recipes is great for making really pretty and fun-to-make fall pumpkins. we will show you how to make puffy paint to use in pumpkin crafts for kids. These fall crafts are great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. This open-ended autumn craft is sure to be a favorite at your house! This super cute a Jack-o-Lantern craft is quick and easy to make. This Halloween lantern DIY uses common supplies you already have at home to make the jack o lantern paper craft. Make one of the pumpkin lanterns craft or a whole punch to line your stairs or hang. Use these halloween craft ideas with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. This super cute name craft is perfect for October! Simply print the spider printable pdf to make this name craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners. Children will work on letter recogniton and learning their name as they make the spider craft and add in all the spider letters of their name. This is such a fun halloween activity! how-to-make-edible-slime

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Pumpkin Activities

Looking for more fun pumpkin activity and craft ideas to try this autumn? Check out these fun ideas:

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Halloween Science Experiments

pumpkin life cycle worksheets Learn some intersting facts about bats for kids with these free printable bat worksheets. These bat worksheets for kindergarten, preschool, pre-k, and grade include a variety of math and literacy skills while learning about the life cycle of a Bat.  These bat life cycles worksheets are great for Halloween, nocturnal animals study, animal theme, farm animals study, and more. Simply download pdf file with bat printables and you are ready to play and learn about these helpful animals that eat insects! worm worksheets spider-life-cycle-worksheets

October Science Printables

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Pumpkin Math

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Pumpkin Printables

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Candy Corn Activities

Looking for more candy corn activities for kids? You will love all these creative ideas!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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