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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 I don't care".
The fourth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
The fifth one said, "Let's run and run and run".
"Wooooooo" went the wind,
And out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
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Information About Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate
This song has been sung by popular children's singer, Raffi and is a very popular song for Halloween.
This can be a great way to teach counting, colors, and emotions.
More information on activities for this song can be found: www.metrolyrics.com/five-little-pumpkins-lyrics-raffi. html.
Some teachers like to make pumpkin puppets in the classroom for this song so that children can learn different numbers for each pumpkin. Make five pumpkins to represent all of the pumpkins in the songs and then slowly count down to one pumpkin.
Another lesson to use for this song is a lesson about colors. Teachers can have students make each pumpkin a different shade of orange or yellow or even try to use five very different colors. This will help children learn the colors visually.
Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs
The words have been slightly switched around in this version
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 and run and run!
The fifth one said,
I'm ready for some fun!
OOOOOOOH, went the wind
And OUT went the light (clap on out)
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.