7 Pumpkin Songs with Lyrics for Preschool

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Pumpkin Songs

Preschoolers are full of energy. The kids love to play and sing. They are growing and changing seemingly overnight. With each new season, they want to explore and learn. As parents or teachers of preschoolers, we are tasked with helping our little ones make sense of the world around them. Music is a natural way to teach children while having fun at the same time.

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As autumn approaches, our attention turns to cooler weather, changing leaves and the upcoming holiday seasons. For our little ones, the changing season brings delight at changing leaves that fall from the trees, vivid new colors, and pumpkins. Whether pumpkins are eaten, used as decorations or carved as Jack-o-lanterns, nothing says autumn to a child quite like a pumpkin.

There are several pumpkin songs for preschool children. Typically, the songs will have a familiar, catchy tune, so they are easy to sing and easy to teach to young children. Pumpkin patch songs, counting songs and Halloween songs are popular choices among youngsters. These pumpkin song lyrics, combined in some instances with movement, are sure to delight preschoolers.

1. Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate


This popular Halloween song for children has lyrics just for fall as well. Here are the autumn lyrics for this song along with suggested hand movements.

Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate (hold your hands up)
The first one said, “Oh my! It’s getting late!” (put your hands on your cheeks)
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air.” (hug yourself)
The third one said, “But we don’t care.” (shrug your shoulders)
The fourth one said, “We’re ready for some fun.” (jump)
The fifth one said, “Let’s run, run, run.” (run in place)
So, “Woo” went the wind, and (clap your hands) out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Alternate Halloween lyrics to Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate:
Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said, “Oh my! It’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run! Let’s run!”
The fifth one said, “Isn’t Halloween fun?”
Then, “Woooooo” went the wind and OUT went the lights
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

With this version, for the second pumpkin, hold your hand to your forehead and look around as if looking for witches. Run in place for the fourth pumpkin. Emphasize the “woooo” of the wind if you want a spooky feel to the song.

2. Ten Orange Pumpkins

This song is sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians.

One orange, two orange, three orange pumpkins.
Four orange, five orange, six orange pumpkins.
Seven orange, eight orange, nine orange pumpkins.
Ten orange pumpkins in a row.

This is just a fun way to teach counting. You can use your fingers to give a visual representation of the numbers as you sing. Children enjoy learning to count by holding up the appropriate number of fingers as they sing.

3. Five Little Pumpkins

One little pumpkin, smiling, smiling
One little pumpkin, smiling, smiling
One little pumpkin, smiling, smiling
One little pumpkin is happy.

Two little pumpkins, pouting, pouting
Two little pumpkins, pouting, pouting
Two little pumpkins, pouting, pouting
Two little pumpkins are grumpy

Three little pumpkins yawning, yawning
Three little pumpkins yawning, yawning
Three little pumpkins yawning, yawning
Three little pumpkins are sleepy.

Four little pumpkins crying, crying
Four little pumpkins crying, crying
Four little pumpkins crying, crying
Four little pumpkins are sad.

Five little pumpkins laughing, laughing
Five little pumpkins laughing, laughing
Five little pumpkins laughing, laughing
Five little pumpkins are playing.

For preschoolers, emotions can be hard to understand. This cute counting song teaches them a vocabulary for common emotions that they experience.

4. This is the Way We Carve a Pumpkin


This is the way we scoop him out, scoop him out, scoop him out
This is the way we scoop him out
This is our jack-o-lantern.

This is the way we make his eyes, make his eyes, make his eyes
This is the way we make his eyes
This is our jack-o-lantern.

This is the way we make his nose, make his nose, make his nose
This is the way we make his nose
This is our jack-o-lantern.

This is the way we make his mouth, make his mouth, make his mouth
This is the way we make his mouth
This is our jack-o-lantern.

Jack-o-lantern shining bright, shining bright, shining bright
Jack-o-lantern shining bright.
This is our jack-o-lantern.
This is our jack-o-lantern.

Process songs are a good way to teach new skills to children. The repetitive nature of the song helps them to remember the song and retain the information. This cute process song about carving a pumpkin would be a fun way to end a trip to the pumpkin patch.

5. Mr. Pumpkin


This song is sung to the tune of Are You Sleeping?

Mr. Pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkin
Eyes so round, eyes so round
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming
To my town, to my town.

Alternatively, this song can be sung as “Fall is coming, fall is coming” instead of “Halloween is coming.” Changing that line makes the song seasonal rather than a holiday tune.

6. Five Little Pumpkins Jumping on the Bed

Five little pumpkins jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
“No more pumpkins jumping on the bed.”

Four little pumpkins jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
“No more pumpkins jumping on the bed.”

Three little pumpkins jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
“No more pumpkins jumping on the bed.”

Two little pumpkins jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
“No more pumpkins jumping on the bed.”

One little pumpkin jumping on the bed.
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
“Put those pumpkins right to bed.”

This twist on the popular Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed tune is a good way to teach children how to count backward. It also teaches them that jumping on the bed might not be safe.

7. Did You Ever See a Pumpkin?


This song is sung to the tune of Did You Ever See a Lassie?

Did you ever see a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin?
Did you ever see a pumpkin with no face at all?
With no eyes, no nose, no mouth, and no teeth?
Did you ever see a pumpkin with no face at all?

So I made a Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern
So I made a Jack-o-lantern with a big funny face!
With big eyes, a big nose, a big mouth and big teeth
So I made a Jack-o-lantern with a big funny face.

This song is a good correlation to a pumpkin carving party. It also works well for preschool craft time when children are creating paper or felt Jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkin songs for preschool children are a fun way to introduce counting, emotional vocabulary or seasonal concepts. Young children tend to remember things that are taught with music. As the seasons change they will delight in learning new songs with an autumn theme. There are a number of fun songs from which to choose, but these seven are a good starting point.

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