This morning I was trying to think of something fun for my toddler to do, to “shift,” from the normal, “Play with trains after nap,” routine. I wanted to do something “Fall” related, and I thought finger painting a pumpkin should be it! I mean seriously, I’m 30, and I want to do some pumpkin painting. Who wouldn’t?
Pumpkin Painting Fun For Kids
Washable Paints for Sure!
If you’re looking for a quick and EASY Fall, toddler activity, look no more! All you have to do is throw an old sheet down, put some WASHABLE (Trust me… use washable) finger paint on paper plates, and let your little guy or gal go to town!
I couldn’t believe how much he liked doing it. I think it was a combination of having fun with finger painting, being outside, and painting on something other than a sheet of paper at the kitchen table.
Did I mention you should use WASHABLE finger paint? 😉
He loved switching colors as he was painting, and ABSOLUTLEY loved not having to stay inside the lines on something. (Just having to stay on the sheet!)
Now you can use different sizes of pumpkins, but I wanted a pretty big one, so it would keep him entertained longer.
Think about it… they want to cover every little space on the pumpkin, and if you get a small one, this activity would be over in no time!
I do love how he held up his hands at the end and kind of looked at me with an
“Ooops Mommy, I have dirty hands,” look on his face. He’s definitely my kid and hates getting dirty.
Now seriously, don’t just take my word for it. Doesn’t this smile scream, “I had fun!?” 😉