It’s officially pumpkin season! Everywhere you go, you’ll find pumpkin something. Our family will be heading to the pumpkin patch next week to choose our pumpkins. That’s always a fun time. Today, I’m sharing a few favorite pumpkin songs. These can be done individually, or in groups. The passing games are especially fun in group setting, like a classroom or daycare.
Pick a pick a pumpkin
This song is a fun passing game. It’s also great practice for keeping the steady beat. If you have a group, you can do the passing game using a bean bag or small ball. A couple years ago, I found a small stuffed fabric pumpkin to use for this song. Dollar stores, craft stores, and Target are always great places to find seasonal props!
For those who don’t celebrate Halloween, you can simply change a few words around. For instance, you could sing “pick a pick a pumpkin, now you try, then we’ll be ready for pumpkin pie.” It doesn’t have to rhyme exactly.
Pass the pumpkin
This song is minor, and can have a spooky sound to it, if that’s what you’re after. You can sing “listen to the spooky sound” or “listen to the minor sound”. Students love to add a “Boo” at the end of this song. This song works well as a passing game, and also lends itself easily to instrumentation. A great book to go along with this song is The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.
Great Big House in New Orleans
This song is really fun for the kids because of the surprise ending. They love hearing that every room is filled with pumpkin pie! This is a great song to let kids share individually by sharing their own favorite kinds of pies. You might be surprised by some of the answers you get!
Happy pumpkin picking!