Pass The Pumpkin

Use for elementary music class. Students sit in a circle. Pass a pumpkin on the steady beat. Whoever has the pumpkin on the last note (Boo!) is out. They go to play instruments during the next round. (Xylophones: play an ostinato on D and A, or play the melody of ms. 1, 2, and 4. Rainstick on ms. 3. Gong on the last note.)