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Amazing Pumpkin Goop using real Pumpkins

Get ready to dig into some slime with this amazing Pumpkin Goop recipe that uses real pumpkins! We love sensory activities to help young kids explore, but don’t like washing ingredients either. Plus I can’t be the only one that gets frustrated wasting an entire pumpkin just to carve it to to sit on the porch as a Halloween decoration! This pumpkin gloop will help you not waste the pumpkin guts while having FUN with a hands on fall activity for toddler, preschool pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.
Dig into some slime with this amazing Pumpkin Goop recipe that uses real pumpkins! Have fun without wasting food! This pumpkin gloop will help you not waste the pumpkin guts while having FUN with a hands on fall activity for toddler, preschool pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.

Pumpkin Goop

I love seasonal crafts and play activities with my kids. I think these activities, such as this pumpkin goop i,s especially meaningful to toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students who have a need lots of hands on activities, but my lower elementary school age kids loved this too!

By doing seasonal crafts you are starting to give them an understanding of seasons and calendar time. Plus, let’s face it, it’s just plain fun! Here is our Pumpkin Sensory Play with Goop!

cooking the pumpkin to make pumpkin goop

Pumpkin Gloop

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time you probably already know, I’m thrifty.
I like to reuse things for several purposes. So I just hated wasting the inner “guts” of the pumpkins we carved.

We use some of the seeds to make our Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds (yum!), but this year I took all the goop and some of the seeds to make pumpkin goop to play with my toddler.

I put all the the stringy stuff, pumpkin, and seeds into a big stock pot. Then I sprinkled it with about 1/4 cup cornstarch (to thicken it up) and let it cook into mush over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Then I smashed it up with a mashed potato smasher until it was mostly smooth and then I took it off the heat to allow it to cool before the kid played with it.

it has such a fun texture

Goop for Kids

When the Pumpkin Goop was just slightly warm to the touch I scooped it back into a pumpkin for
some warm sensory play!

we played with it slightly warm  it was a huge hit with toddler, kindergarten, and 2nd grader

Gloop Activities

This fun sensory activity is equally fun and silly to play with!

Pumpkin Activity - Hide and seek pumpkin goop
Pumpkin Goop Recipe

At the beginning, my toddler wasn’t thrilled about getting her hands dirty. (not a problem at dinner time!) So to help entice her to try it – I put a spider in in the Pumpkin Goop and “hide it”. Tinker bell loved finding the spider!

pumpkin play for toddlers

This is such a fun play recipe perfect for October and November!

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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