Pumpkin Poems and Songs


Pumpkins
When you see me in the fields,
My orange glowing in the sun,
It's time to say goodbye to summer
and hello to autumn fun!!

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Pumpkin Head

We bought a pumpkin big and round
that lived the summer through
without an eye to look at things...
and now it looks through two.

It used to be all dark inside
when growing on the vine,
but now it has a toothy smile
and face that's full of shine.

~Aileen Fisher


I'm A Little Pumpkin
(tune: I'm a little teapot)
I'm a little pumpkin
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
There is the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!


Have You Ever Seen A Pumpkin?
(tune: Have you ever seen a lassie?)
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin,
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
A round one, a tall one, a bumpy one, a squashed one.
Have you ever seen a pumpkin, that grows on a vine?
(You can add your own adjectives to describe it)

My Pumpkin
Here's my orange pumpkin (have hands outspread)
Big and fat and round (make circle with hands)
It's the very best one (hold up one finger)
I could find downtown (point in that direction)  
Now I need to make a nose ("cut" nose on your face)
A mouth...some eyes (circle eyes like glasses)
Or mother will use it (motion to remove)
To cook and bake some pies (act like stirring)
*Author Unknown


Jack-'o-Lantern
Jack-'o-lantern ,Jack-'o-lantern
You are such a funny sight
As you sit there in the window
Looking out at the night
You were once a little pumpkin
Growing on a sturdy vine
Now you are a Jack-'o-lantern
See the candle light shine.
*Author Unknown



Pumpkins by the barn.
Pumpkins by the house.
Pumpkins by the wagon.
Pumpkins by the mouse.

Pumpkins by the fence.
Pumpkins by the cat.
Pumpkins by the scarecrow.
Pumpkins by the hat.

Pumpkins by the table.
Pumpkins by the chair.
Pumpkins by the door.
Pumpkins everywhere!


A Pumpkin Seed
A pumpkin seed's a little thing
When it's planted in the spring
But, oh, the fun it can bring.

At Halloween it turns into
A pumpkin pie for me and you
Or Jack-o'-lantern that says
BOO!

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In My Garden
(can be sung to the tune of The Muffin Man)

Do you know how pumpkins grow,
Pumpkins grow, pumpkins grow,
Do you know how pumpkins grow?
In my garden?

First I plant some pumpkin seeds,
some pumpkin seeds, some pumpkins seeds,
First I plant some pumpkin seeds
In my garden.

Then the vines and leaves will grow,
leaves will grow, leaves will grow,
Then the vines and leaves will grow,
In my garden.

Then the buds will turn to blossoms,
turn to blossoms, turn to blossoms,
Then the buds will turn to blossoms,
In my garden.

Then green pumpkins will grow,
will grow, will grow,
Then green pumpkins will grow,
In my garden.

At last the pumpkins turn to orange,
turn to orange, turn to orange,
At last the pumpkins turn to orange,
In my garden.

Now I'll have some jack-o-lanterns,
jack-o-lanterns, jack-o-lanterns,
Now I'll have some jack-o-lanterns,
In my garden.


Pumpkin

Pumpkin pumpkin
big and round,
I'm glad you grow
upon the ground.
I'm glad you don't
grow in a tree
for then you might
fall down on me.


I Picked a Pumpkin
(Sung to Oh, My Darling Clementine)

I picked a pumpkin,
A big fat pumpkin,
That was growing on a vine,
I carved a jack-o-lantern,
And it turned out just fine!


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