Feed the Pumpkin Halloween Activity for Toddlers

Feed the Pumpkin Halloween activity for toddlers!

It is a rainy day today so we are in need of some quiet inside activities. My toddlers love to put things into boxes, and they are also really starting to get into Halloween, so this was a perfect combination of the two. And so easy using just a few materials that I had on hand!

This post contains affiliate links. See my Disclosure Policy for details.

I always seem to have a million empty wipes boxes laying around just begging to be turned into toys. I picked up the foam pumpkin shape at the craft store this weekend for just $1.

You will need:


Remove the flip top from your wipes box. Center your pumpkin on the lid and trace a line where the opening is. This will make sure your mouth lines up to the opening.

Draw a mouth shape around your line and cut out with an exacto knife. Be careful!

Draw on eyes and a nose with a black marker.

Affix two strips of velcro to the top of your wipes box. Stick the pumpkin to the velcro. Press firmly!

Your hungry pumpkin is ready to eat! I got out our box of play food and my boys took to this activity right away. They loved "feeding" the pumpkin. It was a great activity for fine motor skills and discussing food, colors, etc. 

And when your pumpkin is full, you can just open the top, dump it out, and start again! If you use a tissue box, just pull the pumpkin off to empty.

For more pumpkin fun, check out these cute storybooks!

Laura R

Thanks for stopping by! Stay in touch by subscribing to my newsletter or connect with me on social media below.


  1. What a cute idea! It's a great way to keep toddlers entertained!

  2. This was a great idea! Very creative! As the boys get older maybe the pumpkin can 'eat' letters and numbers too!! So many fun things to do with this activity!

  3. This is so cool - I could see my daughter playing with this for ages and it upcycles that container perfectly! Thanks for linking in with #frugalfamily linky this week!

  4. Such a fun idea!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!