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Fall Pumpkin Sewing Activity for Preschoolers


Sewing a wonderful early learning activity for children. We recently used felt, yarn, and cotton balls to create a pumpkin. The great part about this activity is that you can adjust it to the age of the child with the type of needle, the type of thread, and how much the child owns the process.

Here is a Fall Montessori Activity perfect for your classroom. One of many of our favorite pumpkin activity for preschoolers!

Sewing Pumpkin Activity for Kids

Pumpkin Sewing Activity for Preschoolers

Pumpkin Craft for Kids


Felt Stuffed Pumpkin Activity

Montessori Approach

  • Trace a pumpkin shape onto the orange felt, card stock, or construction paper
  • You or the child cut out the pumpkin shape
  • If using a blunt large needle, you won’t be able to poke through the felt. I punched holes into the felt with a paper hole punch. So, for my 3.5-year-old, the exercise became more of a lacing activity. If you have an older child, you can use a standard needle and thread. You can also play with materials, using thinner felt pieces or cloth.
  • Demonstrate how to proceed by “sewing” with the yarn or string the two pumpkins together. We went around the pumpkin twice.
  • Leave a hole at the “stem” to stuff with cotton or paper
  • Color the stem or glue a brown/green piece of felt, paper, or fabric to create the look of the stem
  • Gently stuff the pumpkin
  • You can either glue the pumpkin shut at the stem, “sew”, or staple it closed
Pumpkin Sewing Activity for Kids

Other Fun Pumpkin Activities

  • Parts of the pumpkin
  • Explore the guts of a pumpkin
  • Bake pumpkin seeds
  • Pumpkin seed sensory bag
  • Pumpkin Playdough and Slime

Related Resource: Montessori Fall Activities Pack – Pumpkin Theme

Montessori Activities Pack - Pumpkin Theme

Before you go, check out this DIY Heart Felt Pillows Sewing Activity for Kids!

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