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12 Pumpkin Activities and Crafts for Kids

by Erin Dower

Pumpkins and gourds are perfect for fall fun and games with the kids. Find the best pumpkin activities, crafts, printables, and recipes to enjoy with your children this Halloween season. Explore everything from new jack-o'-lantern patterns to the top pumpkin party games to entertain toddlers up to teens this autumn.

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Mini Pumpkin Hunt


Just as kids of all ages love hunting for Easter eggs, they will go crazy for seeking hidden mini pumpkins (decorated or plain). Depending on the weather, play the game inside or outdoors. Leaf piles are a great hiding spot! If you don't have any real pumpkins on hand, play this paper version of the game.

Next: Pumpkin Bowling

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August 30, 2014



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