Activities for Kids: Pumpkin Hunt

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I am so excited that its almost fall!

I enjoy summer, but I really love the fall season.  The weather starts to cool down which means we are able to spend more time outside.  There are more things to do and more time to spend with family.

One of my favorite things about fall are the abundance of pumpkins!  I love to use pumpkins to decorate, to cook, to craft and even for activities for the kids.

This pumpkin hunt is great for kids of all ages and also perfect for the cool fall weather on the way.

activities for kids: pumpkin hunt

The great thing about pumpkin hunting is that you don’t need to do anything special to prepare.

I have a stash of fake pumpkins that I use to decorate that were perfect for hiding around the yard.

I gave each kid a bag and sent them on their way.

activities for kids: pumpkin hunt

The kids ran around the yard stuffing pumpkins in their bags while laughing the whole time.

I think they were excited to play pumpkin hunt because its so similar to hunting for Easter eggs.

After we collected all the pumpkins we sat down and counted them out, using the time to cool down and add in some math.

We played the pumpkin hunt game a few times before heading inside.

fall activities - looking for pumpkins

Some variations on the classic pumpkin hunt can be:

  • Decorating a bag before going to hunt
  • Using real pumpkins and coloring them before
  • Having the one kid hide the pumpkins for everyone
  • Putting a dab of color under the pumpkins and have the kids only find a certain color
  • Have a race to see who can find a certain amount of pumpkins the fastest

No matter how you play the pumpkin hunt game its sure to be a fun time together, enjoying the cool weather of fall.

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Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family.   She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.


  1. Mine also love hideandseek and adored the Easter egg hunt – thanks for the idea.

  2. Very simple and fun – now I know what to do with the all the pumpkins we’ll have in our garden! Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky!

  3. What a lovely activity! I will be sharing this on my Facebook page next week.

  4. This is such a great idea! It’s like Easter Egg Hunting in October! I think while the weather is still warm I will make this my next outdoor PE class too.

    Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! I do hope that you will visit my neck of the magical woods every week and take a quick rest by the tree on the tree stump while you read everyone’s blog posts that they have so thoughtfully shared with all of us.

  5. I love this! Definitely pinning for October. Thanks!!

  6. What a fun activity! Pinning =)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =)

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