“Three Little Pumpkins” by Liz Buchanan on Tuneful Tuesday

Happy Tuneful Tuesday! It’s Pumpkin Spice season….and you know what that means?! Pumpkin songs for all! Here’s a pumpkin themed finger play to “Three Little Pumpkins”, a traditional tune sent to us by CMN member Liz Buchanan. Actually, this song was passed down to Liz by her mother who used to sing it to children in the 1960’s which makes it an “heirloom” pumpkin song! In this version, Liz adds her own creative pumpkin spice to the song to make it even more fun for kids and music lovers alike! Let’s take a listen:

Three Little Pumpkins

(traditional, additional lyrics by Liz Buchanan)

Three little pumpkins, lying very still

In a pumpkin patch on a great big hill

This one says, “I’m very, very green,

But I’ll be orange by Halloween.”

This one says, “It’s my big night

To be a jack-o-lantern bright.”

This one says, “Oh me, oh my,

I’m going to be a pumpkin pie!”

But all three say, “What scares me most

Is that I just might see a ghost!”  Boo!


Meet Liz Buchanan

Liz Buchanan specializes in creative ways to teach music and make connections to learning across the early childhood curriculum. She recently served as the music teacher for kindergarten and first-grade students, as part of the founding team of teachers at the new KIPP elementary school in Lynn, MA.

Liz currently offers music and early literacy programs sponsored by Young Audiences of Massachusetts, including her work on the YA roster of performing artists. She is available for performances and classroom sessions at preschools, libraries and community centers, and offers workshops for teachers on building early literacy skills through music.

Liz holds a Masters in Education in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University, and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She received her BA from Duke University.

For more great Halloween songs by Liz Buchanan, click here!

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