Poke-A-Pumpkin Game

Poke-a-pumpkin is an easy to play game that is fun for all ages. There are endless possibilities for prizes and treats that could be tucked inside too!




  1. Cut the orange and green tissue paper into squares, big enough to cover the top of the cup and hang down the sides. I set the cup upside down on the paper to figure out the proper size. (28 orange pieces and 2 green pieces)
  2. Put a candy or prizes into each cup. Then cover with a square of tissue paper and secure the paper with a rubber band. Repeat until all of the cups are covered.
  3. Arrange the pumpkin to determine your layout and ensure that it will fit on the poster board.
  4. Use a hot glue gun to attach the cups to the board. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
  5. Create a moon from the yellow paper, bats from the black paper, and grass from the green paper. Glue them to the poster board.
  6. When it is time to play, have each child poke their finger through the paper into the cup of their choosing. Enjoy!

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October 27, 20160 found this helpful

I have had a hard time getting my cups to hold with the hot glue. I am gluing to bulletin board paper on a wooden board. Any other suggestions on how to attach?

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October 31, 20160 found this helpful

Would thumb tacks work?

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August 27, 20170 found this helpful

on supplies it says to use foam core poster board. I hope mine will work.

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October 29, 20170 found this helpful

Got a brain storm! why not use all those empty pill bottles? They are already orange and would easily hold one piece of candy like taffy, tootsie roll, or Hershey's miniatures! Of course it would take a lot of them to make a decent sized pumpkin.

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October 15, 20190 found this helpful

Helpful to cut rounds and put the cup inside

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