Do you love pumpkins? Do you get pumpkin fever this time of year? If you want to do more with pumpkins than just carve them or make pumpkin muffins, check out our guide to 15 Easy Pumpkin STEM Projects For Kids. These pumpkin activities are easy to do and don’t require any specialty items, just pumpkins and a few pantry ingredients or craft supplies.
From making pumpkin oobleck to building a pumpkin catapult to exploding pumpkin volcanos, there’s such a large variety of projects that every child will have their favorite. So, the next time you’re at the pumpkin patch or local grocery store, pick up an extra pumpkin or two and get creative with one of these awesome pumpkin science projects for kids.
15 Pumpkin STEM Projects For Kids
Baking soda volcanoes are a science must! Make it pumpkin’d theme!
Combine baking soda science and sensory play in this captivating activity for kids.
Work on your little one’s fine motor skills with this fun project. This project will take some guidance due to the use of hammer and nails but the result is worth it!
Pumpkins can be used in science, but the life cycle and production of pumpkins is science itself. Help your little ones understand these concepts with this fun investigative activity.
Use pumpkins to create and put together your own mini catapults this fall! This activity will entertain the kids for days.
Do pumpkins float? Find out with this simple sensory play perfect for any fall afternoon.
Get the baking soda back out to combine art and science! These painted pumpkins make such cute art to hang up and are created with familiar science.
Combine corn starch, water, and pumpkin to create your own oobleck which isn’t a solid or a liquid! Take this chance to talk about solid, liquid, and gases with your little ones.
See ionic bonds, evaporation, and crystals in action in this simple pumpkin project.
Discover the science behind planting and growing by using pumpkins to grow your own!
This project combines practicing fine motor skills and science in an experiment that the kids will go crazy over.
Make your own pumpkin slime with real pumpkin parts!
This simple rotting pumpkin science experiment allows kids to observe and make notes. Teach them to be little scientists this fall.
Make your own jack-o-lantern pumpkin in this interesting science project. Kids will love to shut off the lights and admire their new creations.
Not only does this activity include sensory play, but the “magic” behind it will keep the kids entertained for awhile. Create your own jack-o-lantern and watch it melt!
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