Looking for something a bit different from all the pumpkin activities of October? Gourds can put a unique twist on fall harvest activities for kids. Gourds can be used for Montessori-inspired explorations or a variety of arts and crafts.
Check out all these fun and educational fall gourd activities!
Montessori-Inspired Learning Activities with Gourds
Healthy Beginnings Montessori shares a fall sensorial basket with gourds in their toddler community.
Carrots Are Orange also shares an infant and toddler sensory experience with gourds.
Love Play Learn focused on size and texture concepts with gourds.
Along with their pumpkin activities, Trillium Montessori had gourd washing.
2 Big, 2 Little added gourds and a magnifying glass to an autumn discovery table.
Vanessa of Mama’s Happy Hive has gourd matching and transfer work at Christian Montessori Network.
Still Playing School did comparing, sorting, and labeling activities with gourds.
Little Bins for Little Hands has a creative fall color exploration activity with paint chip cards and gourds.
PreKinders has a gourd science center as well as a gourd painting extension activity.
Arts and Crafts with Gourds
Creative Connections for Kids added googly eyes to their gourd sorting activities.
Kid’s Creative Chaos painted with gourds.
Montessori Mama has some adorable gourd friends made with gourds and natural trimmings.
My Nearest and Dearest made a Mr. Gourd Head.
Love Play Learn made gourd monsters.
Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes made a Peruvian bird gourd craft.
Daria of Daria World Music Website has guest post at The Educators’ Spin on It with musical instruments made from gourds.
Students from the Montessori School of the Finger Lakes made gourd birdhouses.
Happiness is Homemade made another version of gourd birdhouses.
I’d love to hear if you’ve discovered some fabulous gourd activities for fall, too!