This is a cute pumpkin music vocabulary crossword puzzle for intermediate students.

Pumpkin Music Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

Today I am posting a cute music vocabulary crossword puzzle with a fall pumpkin theme. I made it for older students who have learned slightly more advanced music vocabulary words such as tonic and dominant. After testing it, I decided students were more engaged when I included the words in the puzzle at the bottom of the page.

I find the words tonic and dominant particularly hard for students, maybe because they have no reference, and the words are not used directly on their music. I can introduce the words in their method book and two weeks later they will sincerely assure me, “Mrs. Paradis, I have “never heard those words in my life!” At which point I will turn back in their book and show the words circled in several colors and a few stars for good measure, and they will look rather downcast. At least it proves it’s not only oldsters who can’t remember things!

I assure my students it’s ok to forget things, because if they remembered everything I would be out of a job. Plus, it makes me feel younger.

This puzzle might be a fun page for Fall or Halloween group lessons. Or set it out for students to work on while they wait for their lesson to start.

I tried to make it an ink-saver by setting a light opacity on the pumpkin. To save more ink, put it in a page protector and use erasable markers. Then store it in a binder until next year!

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6 thoughts to “Pumpkin Music Crossword Puzzle

  • Diane

    Hello. I too will be using this puzzle at November’s group lesson. Pumpkins are not just for Halloween! Thanks for your many great activities and useful ideas!

    • Susan Paradis

      You’re welcome, Diane. Hope you enjoy this pumpkin weather!

  • Phyllis Pan

    Love this work sheet! Thank you! I will use it for my next group class this weekend and share with you. Thank you! : )

    • Susan Paradis

      You’re welcome! Glad you like it.

  • G A

    The pumpkin vocabulary crossword is delightful! Thanks.

    • Susan Paradis

      Thanks for the encouraging words!


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