Prepare for Halloween with Pumpkin Bones!

Explore engaging Halloween resources to celebrate the season!

Fall is here! There’s a chill in the air and if you’re a Quaver teacher, you know that fall brings our favorite spooky song: “Pumpkin Bones!”

While we love to simply sing this song on repeat, did you know that there are many ways to use this fall favorite with your students?

Let’s dive into just a few of the ways that you can use “Pumpkin Bones” to celebrate the season!

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Reinforcing Rhythm with “Pumpkin Bones”

While there are many ways to use this song with your students, one of our favorite ways is to emphasize rhythm!

Christina Swedberg, a  Quaver Teacher at Pray-Woodman Elementary in Maize, KS, uses “Pumpkin Bones” to do just that in her music classroom.

Using some very special rhythm cards that she created (that we’ve included for you to download below!) and a few fun games, her students—and your students—will be rhythm masters in no time! You can also find these rhythm cards by searching “Pumpkin Bones” in Resource Manager.

Reinforcing Rhythm with "Pumpkin Bones" Rhythm Cards!

Download a Pumpkin Bones Coloring Sheet

This October, celebrate with our new Pumpkin Bones coloring sheet! Don’t forget to share your students’ creations with us on social media @QuaverMusic!

You can also find this coloring sheet in Resource Manager by searching “Pumpkin Bones” and clicking on the Printables tab.

Image of the Pumpkin Bones coloring page

Explore the Orff Score

Have you discovered the Pumpkin Bones Orff Score? You can find this activity in the Song Hub of “Pumpkin Bones” in ClassPlay or by searching “Pumpkin Bones” in Resource Manager.

Have you discovered the Pumpkin Bones Orff Score? You can find this activity in the Song Hub of "Pumpkin Bones" in ClassPlay or by searching "Pumpkin Bones" in Resource Manager.

If you would like students to play along but are unable to use instruments this year, consider using the Orff Library. Search “Orff Library” in Resource Manager to pull up a library of Orff instruments that students can play virtually.

If you would like students to play along but are unable to use instruments this year, consider using the Orff Library.

Use Quaver’s new Get Link feature to send a link to your students so they can access the Orff Library on their own – no login required!

Make Your Own Pumpkin Bean at Home

Why not make your very own “pumpkin bean” this Halloween? Download the recipe card below and be sure to tag us on social media if you decide to make it! You can also find this recipe card in Resource Manager by searching “Pumpkin Bones.”

Make Your Own Pumpkin Bean at Home - Download the recipe card!

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How will you use “Pumpkin Bones” in your classroom this year?

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