Pumpkin Fun for Babies and Toddlers
The arrival of Fall means pumpkins galore, and while most activities involving the autumn vegetable are mainly for the older kids, there are still a few ways that babies and young toddlers can get in on the action too! Here are 5 ways to involve your baby and toddler in the pumpkin fun this season.
Your young toddler will love getting creative and messy by painting pumpkins a rainbow of colors, or even just all PINK! Just grab some newspapers, paint brushes and washable paint and let them at it. For the youngest of toddlers, skip the brushes and let them use their fingers.
This is still one of my kid’s favorite Fall activities, golf ball tee pumpkin hammering! Grab a bunch of dad’s golf tees and a small wooden hammer and let your little one hammer away. For really young toddlers, you may have to help them get started. This is a great activity to help teach hand/eye coordination as well as being fun!
Place a bowl of stickers, scraps of paper and ribbon, feathers and some markers out on a table, as well as a brush and glue, and let your budding artist make the pumpkin their canvas. Let their imagination soar and exercise both their hand, eye and artistic muscles all at the same time.
Young toddlers love to roll anything round, and small pumpkins are no exception. Set up a row of toilet paper rolls, or even some empty plastic bottles and let them roll the pumpkin up and down the lane. Pumpkin Bowling activity via Jeanetics.Net