One of my favorite Fall activities is Pumpkin Hammering!
We first saw pumpkin hammering at a Fall Festival in our community, and the kids fell in love with it. We have done it every year since!
It requires very few materials and strengthens the kiddos' eye-hand coordination and fine muscle development while they engage in a real-life nail-driving hammering experience!
- golf tees (I love the colored ones!)
- pumpkins (You can use a big one and take turns or give each child their own smaller one.)
- hammers (We've used both "real" hammers and child-size--they've both work great!)
1- Optional: Demonstrate hammering a "nail" (golf tee) into the pumpkin. This is definitely not required. If you bring your children to the supplies, they will figure it out. If you do not already have safety rules, you may want to talk about using hammers and nails correctly first, but I've always had very well-behaved kiddos for this project!
2- Let your children get to work!
I may share at any of these parties!