First, find a pumpkin. Any size will be fine. Cut or drill holes in the pumpkin where the pieces will go in. (Most pumpkins are too hard to simply push the body part pieces in without a little help)
Next, gather Mr. Potato Head pieces.
Encourage your child to be creative while teaching body parts. Find fun ways to teach, such as singing a song, such as "eye, nose, and mouth then ears on top, arms on bottom" to encourage the learning of body parts.
Another fun activity to do with pumpkins is to carve out shapes, such as in a shape sorter. Save the cut-out shapes and encourage your child to play the puzzle of finding where the shapes go.
Have fun with it and allow your child to make "silly faces."
Katie Zink, Infant-Toddler Family Specialist