It’s that time of year–Autumn. The leaves turn, pumpkins are harvested and coziness settles in. It’s our favorite time of year. A time of year that invites outside play, beautiful sunsets and family interaction. Here is a fun outdoor activity for Little Pnuts of all ages that envelopes the Fall harvest. Perfect for a pumpkin playdate or a Halloween party–why not play a game of Pumpkin Patch Leap Frog?
What You Will Need:
- Eight medium-sized pumpkins test them out to see if your Little Pnut can jump over them easily
- Two short pieces of rope these will be used to mark your start and finish line
- A timer to be used to see which Little Pnut gets through the pumpkin patch the fastest
How to Play:
Find an open area and create your pumpkin patch obstacle course, either by placing your pumpkins haphazardly or in a straight line about 3 feet apart.
Using the pieces of rope, mark a starting point and ending point on both ends of the line.
Have your Little Pnuts line up, taking turns, have each Little Pnut leap over each pumpkin one at a time all the way to the finish line.
Using a timer, time each Little Pnut to see how fast it takes them to leap from start to finish.
End of Game:
The Little Pnut with the fastest time leaping through the pumpkin patch, without tipping over a pumpkin, wins.
This activities focuses on the following Developmental Milestones for your Little Pnuts:
Gross Motor Skill Development, Coordination, Balance, Focus & Concentration, Logical Reasoning, Understanding of Winning & Losing, Competition, and Social Interaction.
—Based on a game found in “Kids’ Garden, 40 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Games”, by Whitney Cohen