Halloween Body Percussion tips for the elementary music teacher. Help your students feel the steady beat this Halloween!
Help your elementary music class students feel the steady beat using this Halloween body percussion activity.
Keep reading to get the TIPS on how to teach BODY PERCUSSION in your elementary music classroom.
Preschool, Kindergarten, and primary elementary music classes will love this steady beat Halloween action song activity.
Everyone loves Halloween characters and your lessons are more engaging when you use movement to learn music concepts.
HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITY TIPS
Scary but Fun Halloween body percussion activities on the Steady Beat. Students will love to play and move with the Halloween characters and Flap, Stomp, Wave, and Shake to the beat using the video activity.
HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITY TIP #1: PRACTICE THE ACTIONS
Here are some simple tips you can use when teaching body percussion actions.
- Practice the patterns, with the video.
- Do each action first before combining.
- Use a slower beat for student practice (use a drum)
- Do the action 1 time, then 4 times, then increase to do it faster.
- Do the actions with the music when students are ready to do 4 sets of 4 patterns.
HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITY TIP #2: BUILD SKILLS WITH DIVERSE LEARNING OPTIONS
What’s great about all of the body percussion activities is that I’ve included many ways for students to experience the BEAT.
Students can create their own body percussion moves using the FLASH CARDS and GOOGLE SLIDES activities.
Create centers for students to experience the BEAT in several different ways during class.
CREATE PATTERNS USING THE FLASHCARDS
CREATE THEIR OWN FLASHCARDS-COLORING AND CREATING
CREATE PATTERNS USING THE GOOGLE SLIDES
PRACTICE THE ACTIONS- USE THE VIDEO OR PRESENTATION FOR PRACTICE
GET THE RESOURCE HERE: HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION PLAY ALONG
HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITY TIP #3: SHARE YOUR CREATIONS
This resource offers a variety of teaching strategies and learning experiences to help your students internalize the steady beat.
Students will love sharing their very own Halloween character body percussion actions.
Be sure to use the activities over the entire month and then that last week of HALLOWEEN, you can have the students share their own creations.
Create an Spooky Look in your classroom using just lights! They are easy to put up and take down and can change the mood immediately. You may find your students more calm when you have lights in your room. And you can encourage them to have good behavior so that the lights stay up (But- I don’t recommend threatening them with taking them down if some students don’t keep the rules. I just use it as a positive reward because I know I can trust my students to make good choices even with “lights” on in the room.)
Here’s my affiliate link to some fun Halloween Decor!
You may want to ask your Parent/Teacher group to invest in some decor for your classroom.
Most of all have some-
SUPER SPOOKY FUN!
Looking for more BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITIES?
Check out Dinosaur Body Percussion and Move to the Beat Activities
I’m hoping you have a SPOOKY time with HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION ACTIVITIES!