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Pumpkin wash fall sensory bin for kids

Looking for a fun and easy pumpkin preschool activity? Your kids will love doing a pumpkin wash sensory bin for kids! Here’s how to do it!

I am keeping it simple with the kids this fall.

I had big plans + ambitions to do elaborate halloween and fall activities all season long.

But honestly? My kids burn me out.

My 2 year old loses interest in about ninety seconds and can make even a simple activity bath-inducingly messy.

My 3 year old turns every activity into an excuse to grab all the pieces and run away and hide them from his sister.

So, like I said, we are keeping it simple for now.

One pumpkin activity for preschoolers that even my kids can get behind? Cleaning pumpkins!

pumpkin wash sensory bin

Any sort of splash activity is a hit around here, and it’s so hot even into October that water play is just right for the warm afternoons.

And okay, okay, I know these aren’t pumpkins. They’re gourds but I just knew that the bumps would be more fun for the kids – plus Harris Teeter had them 5 for $4 this week.

Let’s just call it a Squash Wash and get on with it 😀

There are tons of benefits of sensory play, but the biggest thing is that it is fun and keeps kids happy and occupied.

Want to carry on the pumpkin fun? How about printing out this Pumpkin Feelings set!

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Kids Pumpkin Wash Sensory Activity

Here’s how to set up a super easy pumpkin sensory play bin.

Want more fun? Try doing this Fall Leaf Sensory Bin!

toddlers doing a pumpkin wash sensory bin

Supplies needed for a washing pumpkins sensory bin:

  • Large bin of any kind (I used rubbermaid storage bin)
  • Mini pumpkins or gourds (not fake, real)
  • Water
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes, wash cloths, or sponges
  • Pitchers, buckets, or water scoops

Obviously do this outside and wear clothes that can get wet!

pumpkin wash fall sensory bin

How to do this pumpkin sensory activity:

Fill your bin 2-3 inches with water. Add soap for bubbles.

Add the pumpkins to the water.

preschool pumpkin wash sensory activity

Give each kid a selection of cleaning supplies and let them go to town!

My kids loved scrubbing with toothbrushes especially. They also loved dumping water (on each other) and dropping the pumpkins into the water to see who could make the biggest splash.

pumpkin wash sensory bin

This is a super fun, quick set up activity that can be repeated all season long.

Any questions about this pumpkin wash kids activity?

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