There is always part of me that feels slightly guilty when I am carving up a pumpkin. It feels like I am wasting food, don’t get me wrong, I love to carve them and I will probably be carving one in the up coming days. But there is still always that stab of guilt. I thought I would try this year to do an activity involving pumpkins that means you can still eat them at the end. Pumpkin ring toss seemed like an excellent idea.

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For your own pumpkin ring toss you will need:

  • Pumpkins (one with a tall stalk would be best)
  • Card stock
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Scissors

Using a compass on the card stock, make some rings of varying size. I made smaller ones that would go over the stalk of the bigger pumpkin, and larger ones that would completely go over the smaller ones.

Cut them out. Older children can always help here.

Then have fun trying to score points by getting the rings over the pumpkins.

pumpkin ring toss

BB had some difficulties throwing the ring. He hasn’t quite grasped the idea of how to throw them like a Frisbee. YC and I, on the other hand, had fun completing with each other as to who could score the most points. We were both as equally bad as each other, so I think we called it a draw.

Pumpkin ring toss is a fun activity just to have set up on the side somewhere for a few days. Then when the rings have been destroyed/lost and everyone has lost interest you can use the pumpkins to make a delicious soup or in a risotto!

If you enjoyed this pumpkin ring toss be sure to check out my Halloween pairs game, ghost bombs, and my glow in the dark pumpkins.

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This pumpkin ring toss is a fun game for all the family, that when finished with, you can still eat the pumpkin and not feel like you've wasted food.

About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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