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.
But you can bring fall to kids with this STEAM-focused pumpkin theme. These activities offer a complete pumpkin unit study but all of the activities on this list fit into STEM activity principles.
STEAM-Focused Pumpkin Theme Activity Ideas
Use these STEAM activity ideas to create your own fun pumpkin theme and unit study!
Pumpkin Science Experiments
These pumpkin science experiments help children learn about the science of pumpkins in an up close and personal way.
Rotting Pumpkin Science from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Learn about the Pumpkin Life Cycle from Apples and ABCs
Pumpkin Technology Activities
Don’t forget the importance of bringing technology into your pumpkin theme. These activities use technology to bring pumpkins to life.
Pumpkin Shadow Puppets from Schooling a Monkey
Make a Light Up Pumpkin from Steam Powered Family
Pumpkin Engineering Activities
Pumpkins are perfect for fall-themed engineering challenges. You may be surprised at what you can make using a pumpkin!
Build a Pumpkin from Straws from Buggy and Buddy
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Use Pumpkin Candies to Build 3D Structures from Lemon Lime Adventures
Art Pumpkin Projects
These pumpkin-themed art projects will let children explore the creative side of fall.
Pumpkin and Bat Child-Led Art from Schooling a Monkey
Pumpkin Math Activities
Math isn’t boring with these hands-on pumpkin math ideas!
Make a Pumpkin Geoboard from Fun A Day
Count the Pumpkins in Your Neighrborhood from Still Playing School
Explore Symmetry and Negative Space with Pumpkins from Buggy and Buddy
Round our your pumpkin theme with these pumpkin books!
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