Have y’all ever heard of pumpkin hammering?
I introduced this unique, fall activity to my son over the weekend and it was a hit! My oldest loves playing with daddy’s big tools and pumpkin hammering was the perfect way to let him have at it (with adult supervision of course!)
All you need is a pumpkin, small pegs to act as nails and a hammer. You can use your own discretion on whether to use a real hammer or play hammer with your little. We used a few colorful pegs from an old peg board as nails. I’ve also seen golf tees used for this activity.
It takes a bit of force to penetrate the pumpkin skin so you may have to encourage them to hit harder!
While hammering out some energy (and Mama enjoys a moment of quiet) your kiddos will also be building fine motor muscles while practicing the art of persistence.
Pumpkin hammering is also a great exercise in hand eye coordination.
There you have it! Easy to set up, engaging and FUN! Enjoy.
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out this other fun fall activity.