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Pumpkin Hunt

ages 1-6


Small pumpkins and/or gourds, kids and sacks.

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This is an easy and fun twist on the egg hunt at Easter. You can purchase large packs of small pumpkins and gourds from your local grocery store or Wal-Mart. Depending on how many kids you have, you may need several packs. Once you've bought the pumpkins, hide them around the yard and send the kids on a hunt with their trick or treat sacks. We always mark one with a gold star or some other mark and then give out prizes for the biggest, smallest, most collected, or to whoever found the golden one. It is a fun outdoor activity that gives the kids a little exercise. Use your creativity and put your own spin on it!


jennifersweckard said:

I love the idea of giving prizes for different features of the pumpkins/gourds. This is also a great way to practice counting and colors.

- Posted on Oct 5, 2007

Frisco said:

I have heard of this done with plastic bones from a party store, but this is much more creative and unique. If you used small pumpkins, after the kids find one they could bring it back and decorate with paint, sequins, yarn, etc, while the others are still hunting.

- Posted on Oct 6, 2007

Amy said:

What a fun activity for a playgroup or Halloween party! I love that this is a Halloween activity that doesn't involve sweets.

- Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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