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Before we start with our pumpkin patch activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and older kids, let’s find out first what a pumpkin patch is:
What is a Pumpkin Patch?
pumpkin patch is a garden or field where pumpkins are grown.
In modern use, a pumpkin patch typically describes a farm or establishment where they sell pumpkins and offer other attractions such as hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, bounce houses, slides, and more.
Pumpkin Patch Ideas and Activities
Do you plan on having your own pumpkin patch at home or at your school? Then you will love the following pumpkin patch ideas.
They are great for any fall gathering and even birthday parties.
Also, don’t forget to check out our pumpkin patch decoration and prize ideas to make your event memorable.
Let’s get started!
Instead of having a pumpkin carving contest make the activity saver and host a pumpkin painting contest at your pumpkin patch at your backyard.
Here are over 15 different pumpkin decorating ideas to inspire you.
Every pumpkin patch has one of those corn sensory bins. It is super easy to make one at home as well.
Go check it our here.
A sack race can not be missing at a good fall gathering.
If instructions are needed you can find them below.
You will need large pumpkins with big stems for this pumpkin patch game idea.
Then build rings out of glow sticks. Now all you have to do is toss them around the pumpkins. Enjoy!
Time to play apple bobbing.
The goal is to pick an apple from a water-filled bucket using your mouth.
It is so much fun and the perfect pumpkin patch activity for your next backyard gathering.
A Girl And a Glue Gun
Did you play pumbkin minigolf yet? It is the perfect game for your fall pumpkin patch!
Get a children's golf set and carve a pumpkin as shown in the picture and you are good to go.
With this pumpkin sensory play bin, children can work on letter recognition while playing.
It makes the perfect pumpkin patch idea for toddlers or preschoolers.
To explore more
Fall Sensory Bin Ideas go have a look at our full list here.
Do you like the game tic-tac-toe?
Then set up a fun pumpkin tic-tac-toe game area at your fall patch event.
Get a small table where everyone can play with orange and white mini pumpkins.
Especially toddlers will love this fun pumpkin patch activity.
Sgetting up a corner in your yard for this pumpkin patch pretend play is super easy.
Have a look here:
What do you think about this idea for your pumpkin patch gathering?
Relays are super fun especially if you can build two teams.
You can easily integrate pumpkins into your gross motor play. Find out how in the link below.
We never played this game but it seems a lot of fun.
Use a sweeper to roll a pumpkin and make it a race. That seems so much fun and a perfect pumpkin patch game idea!
While pumpkins are not the perfect bowling balls they sure make it interesting!
Turn some recycled plastic bottles into ghosts and use a small to medium-sized pumpkin as a bowling ball.
Make your own pumpkin pinata for your backyard pumpkin patch fall festival.
Your kids will have a blast hitting the pumpkin with a bat.
Kids Pumpkin Patch Idea: Book Corner
For them, a pumpkin patch book corner would be a great alternative to get some downtime!
Set up a corner with straw where they can sit down comfortably and provide them with some fall book options.
You can find a list of our favorite books about pumpkins and pumpkin patches at the end of this post.
Don't forget to check them out!
You do not have pets such as rabbits at home? Don't sweat it. Get your stuffed animals out instead and build your own petting zoo.
It is such a great pumpkin patch idea to set up at home.
Organize a hayride at your pumpkin patch. Maybe you have a lawn mower that drives at home. Build a wagon for it and have fun.
Why not have a costume contest at your pumpkin patch? Check out the following Halloween costume game ideas and get inspired.
In case you didn't like the costume contest but you have a sweet tooth, this pie-eating contest is for you. Find out how to plan one here.
It will be hard to grow your own corn maze at home or at school. Instead, you can set up your own maze with caution tape.
What do you think? Isn't it a great idea for a pumpkin patch at home?
I am sure you played this game before. Let people guess how many candy corners you placed in a jar. If not, try it this time around!
or Fall Festival Games would work great as well! Halloween Party Ideas
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Pumpkin Patch Decorations
When you go to big farm pumpkin patches they always decorate so nicely.
But do not worry your backyard pumpkin patch can look just as great.
Here are some fun pumpkin patch decorating ideas for your backyard to create a wonderful atmosphere:
Pumpkin Patch Game Prizes
So now that we have a lot of activity ideas for pumpkin patches at your school or at home it is time to talk about prizes.
Because let’s face it nothing makes it more fun than to be able to win little prizes.
Here are a few items we will get for our next pumpkin patch gathering:
Did you enjoy our pumpkin patch activities? We have one more. Go check out this adorable pumpkin patch imagine play setup.
It is the perfect pumpkin patch idea for toddlers and preschoolers to interact with. Enjoy!
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