Pumpkin hammering has been a popular activity at Grandma Deb’s house recently! The activity I have out is a safe and simple activity for a toddler. It was so much fun that I wanted to round up some fun pumpkin hammering activities for preschoolers, too. Now you’ll have lots of ideas to choose from (and Grandma Deb’s house will have a variety of pumpkin hammering ideas for future years)!
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Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Hammering for Toddlers – Video and Blog Post
This variation of a traditional Montessori pumpkin hammering activity would work well for preschoolers who need extra work on hammering skills before using a hammer with loose golf tees or nails.
Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Hammering for Toddlers – blog post and resources.
Variation for any golf tee hammering activity: Use glow in the dark golf tees for a fun nighttime activity.
Pumpkin Hammering Activities for Preschoolers
Check out all these great tutorials! You’ll find a variety of wooden mallets, rubber mallets, and real child-size hammers used in the activities. All of the activities are great for development of practical life skills of order, concentration, coordination, and independence. And many of them have added learning activities!
Sugar Aunts has an activity hammering golf tees into egg-carton pumpkins.
Teach Preschool has an activity hammering golf tees into pumpkins with the requirement that each child wears goggles.
Gift of Curiosity has an example of a tray for hammering golf tees in a pumpkin.
Exploring the Outdoor Classroom had an outdoor pumpkin hammering activity with golf tees.
Pre-school Play used golf tees and hammers both before and after pumpkins were cut in half.
Time for Play showed how to remove the hammered golf tees with a pliers.
I Can Teach My Child made a beautiful lit carved pumpkin with holes after the golf tee hammering was finished.
My Nearest and Dearest used foam beads and golf tees for a pumpkin hammering activity.
Fun-a-Day had a geo pumpkin made with push pins and rubber bands along with golf tees.
Rockabye Butterfly used golf tees and rubber bands to make a pumpkin geo board.
Preschool Powol Packets made shapes on pumpkins using just golf tees and rubber bands.
I had an Activity of the Week post featuring pumpkin hammering using nails with goggles from My Montessori Journey.
Little Bins for Little Hands made a pumpkin geoboard with finishing nails and loom bands.
Danya Banya made a pumpkin geoboard with nails and yarn.
Sorting Sprinkles had an activity hammering spider nails into a pumpkin.
The Golden Gleam had the child draw a design on the pumpkin with permanent marker before hammering nails in the pumpkin.
No Time for Flash Cards used foam pumpkins, nails, and craft buttons to for pin and pound pumpkins.
Preschool Powol Packets used nails and pony beads to create beaded pumpkins.
Mom Inspired Life has a pounding pumpkins alphabet activity using nails and permanent marker for writing letters that can be used to reinforce letter sounds.
You Taught Me to Love Learning used golf tees and yarn to create pumpkin connect-the-dots alphabet and number activities. They also used golf tees and rubber bands for a color matching activity.
There’s Just One Mommy used a permanent marker and nails for an activity hammering math facts into a pumpkin.
This isn’t pumpkin hammering, but I had to add this for a similar but unique activity: pumpkin drilling from Study at Home Mama.
I’m excited at having enough variations of pumpkin hammering to last a number of years! How about you?
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