Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Round and Fat: Orff, Rhythm, Instruments and More

Grade Levels
Product Rating
4 ratings
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

23 MB|77 pages
Product Description
The traditional poem has been extended (with additional verses along with an interlude) to help reinforce eighth notes (ti-ti) or sixteenth notes (tiri-tiri) which makes it an excellent spiraling lesson from one grade level to the next. It is an excellent speech to teach to your elementary music students in the fall around October and Halloween to help reinforce rhythmic concepts while addressing your Orff and Kodaly curriculum. Your students will love the engaging activities included in the lesson plan and the PowerPoints.

The set of Lesson Plans and 2 PowerPoints with interactive slides include:

• 4 lessons each 6-12 minutes (4 pdf pages) plus a Score (3 pages). The lesson plan includes detailed instructions for teaching the poem, rhythmic activities and a fun instrument rotation activity for first through fourth grade. Additional adaptions and extensions are also addressed for Kindergarten.

• 70 slides created with PowerPoint 2013 (tested on 2010) with 12 slides being teacher and student interactive may be used to reinforce rhythmic reading and aurally identifying rhythm patterns utilizing eighth notes or sixteenth notes. There are 2 PowerPoints included in the product for ease of instruction: one for eighth note reinforcement and one for sixteenth note reinforcement. Please note you are not charged for any slides that are duplicated. You will have everything you need to teach all the lessons. PowerPoints work very well with Smartboards - just touch the board to activate the sound effects and the animations.

It is a perfect piece to address curricular concepts while enjoying making music.

The product was created to be compatible for Mac users. However, please download the preview as a test prior to purchasing!

You might be interested in additional seasonal products:

Pumpkin Patch: Orff, Melody, Rhythm, Form, Improvisation and Instruments

Going Trick or Treat: Orff, Rhythm, Form, Creativity and Instruments

Jack-o-Lantern: Orff, Rhythm, Form, Instruments and a Game

Leaves are Falling - Orff, Melody, Rhythm, Movement and More

Here Come the Crows: Orff, Rhythm, Form and Instruments (eighth or half notes)


Follow me on Facebook and on Pinterest.


Happy Fall!
Linda McPherson
McPherson’s Music Room
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart

Linda McPherson




Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up