Hide the Pumpkins Keyboard Worksheet – identify  piano keys
Hide the Pumpkins On the Staff – review the notes around middle C
Hide the Pumpkins Black & White – for teachers without color printers

Today I am posting a set of pumpkin Halloween and Thanksgiving worksheets in three different versions. Pumpkins are a healthy food as well as a traditional autumn decoration.  Who can resist the giant orange fruit that is seen all over the landscape this time of the year?

These worksheets are for beginning students. One version is for piano keys and the other version has the nine notes on the staff around middle C. The staff version is also available in black and white for those of you without color printers.

If you plan to use the version with keyboards, be sure and check out the Pumpkin Keyboard Race which is a fun game for learning piano keys sitting on the bench.  Also check out The Pumpkin Patch board game I posted last year that also reviews notes on the staff, and includes more notes than on today’s worksheets, including some ledger line notes. It also has keyboard cards for beginners, so it can be played with many levels of students.

I hope you enjoy this material! By downloading these  free printables,  you agree to the following terms of use:

  • These printables are for your private use with piano students. 
  • The  files and printed copies may not be shared outside of your home or studio either electronically or any other method.
  • The files and/or graphics may not be posted on another internet site. Instead leave a link to this page. 
  • This material may not be sold. 
  • The art is also protected by copyright and may not be altered or used on other material. 

Thank you!  



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17 thoughts to “Hide the Pumpkins

  • Leticia

    Thanks for sharing your talents. It is so appreciated by myself and my students. They get to do a lot more creative things because of you.

  • Lorraine Manifold

    Dear Susan,
    I am continually amazed at your dedication, imagination and creativity! You just keep pouring out more and more things, it’s fantastic. And my students just love your games too! I love how quickly they learn the difference between the half rest and whole rest thanks to those games. 🙂
    Quick note about the pumpkin sheets. You wrote in the keyboard version: “draw a line from the pumpkin to the correct key”, and then the same instructions are found in the staff versions, but shouldn’t they read “… to the correct note”? I thought you might like to know 🙂
    Warm greetings from Australia.

    • Susan Paradis

      Lorraine, thanks for letting me know. I updated it today.

      • Pris Moffett

        Susan where do I find games for symbols….that last reply mentioned one for rests….. and what is “Skittles” I opened and down loaded but there was no explanation….

  • Pris Moffett

    Susan, I cannot for the life of me find the Rhythm Bingo game you made
    ages ago…..you use the magnetic pieces with the wand I must not have
    copied all the playing boards and need to find the game
    have tried entering it in the search box but there are only a couple of
    Christmas games there.
    thanks so much for all you do! for all of us

    • Susan Paradis

      Pris, I can’t find it either. I spent an hour looking for it and I can’t find it. I know I made one because my students play it. Maybe it was deleted accidentally when I had to upgrade the website.

      • Pris Moffett

        I know ! you can spend huge amounts of time trying to find things in lots
        of emails….well it you find it please do let me know!!! THANK YOU!

  • Kristin

    Hi Susan,
    These are great and super cute! 🙂 Would you possibly be able to make one in a C position – CDEFG in each hand? I love using Piano Pronto with students, and many of the kiddos have songs starting there rather than at middle C. Thank you for all the wonderful, creative resources you provide! Your students, and ours, are blessed.

  • Pris Moffett

    I am looking for your “Chasing the Moon” You posted several years ago and it’
    s not coming upf on the link……I am so looking for pieces that sound harder than they are like “Sky Blue”….thank you for all your new postings..my printer is going and going!

    • Susan Paradis

      It’s in the same place. Click on free, then older resources and I think it’s the first thing you see.

      • Priscilla Moffett

        trying to find Whole Half Step Game blog…the link doesn’t work…

        also you made some pastel blocks of letters on sheet of paper…I laminated and cut them into’squares and I know there must have been a game but can’t find it anywhere!

  • Jill Gubler

    Darling and useful. You are the best! Thanks Susan!

    • Susan Paradis

      You’re welcome! Glad you can use them!

  • Beth T.

    Thanks so much for posting your Thanksgiving pages just in time for the Canadian Thanksgiving this coming weekend! Extra thoughtful of you!

    • Susan Paradis

      Beth, you’re welcome.

      There is a nice Thanksgiving composing activity if you have time to use it this week.

  • Amy

    Thank you so much! These will be great for my students who just began a few weeks ago. I love all your posts and ideas and use them often.

    • Susan Paradis

      Amy, I really appreciate your support!

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