Boo! It’s time for Halloween songs and activities for kids. Whether in Preschool, Kindergarten or elementary school, you’ll find tons of exciting and useful Halloween song and activity ideas in this blog post.
Kids love the Halloween Dance! Start off your Halloween activities with this easy to learn action dance song. Encourage the kids to move like the characters. Be sure to establish their personal space. This one is my favorite Halloween song and activity for kids.
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CATS AND BATS
Help students read using “Cats and Bats” an easy song to sing to the tune of “Three Blind Mice”. The kids will love pretending to be cats and bats.
“Cats and Bats” is also a complete literacy activity with songs for the month of October. Who doesn’t love “Cats and Bats”? That’s why this learning and action song will get your students reading, singing and moving.
Sung to the familiar tune of “Are You Sleeping”, this video and Presentation, hand actions, coloring pages, flashcards are perfect for literacy centers, music programs, movement activities and Halloween fun.
Your preschool, Kindergarten and First grade students will beg you to sing this over and over again so they can be “Cats and Bats”. Strengthen literacy skills through singing, reading, and moving!
ORANGE AND BLACK
Use this song “Orange and Black” as part of your literacy activities. Read the words, sing the song and do the actions. “Orange and Black” is sung to “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”.
HALLOWEEN IS COMING SOON
Spooky tune sung to “Twinkle, Twinkle” but in a minor key. Can your kids sing all of the words?
This is a great music lesson for elementary music classes because you can easily adapt it to different grade levels.
Melody, Rhythm, Quarter, Eighth, Half Notes, Quarter Rest, Singing and Playing Instruments. Connect Music with Literacy (reading lyrics)
- Teaching Presentation PPT. and PDF. with teaching pages for each part and a rhythm review.
- Song Coloring sheet
- Halloween Coloring Sheet
- Sing along Video with Hand actions and Lyrics
- Teaching presentation in PPT. PDF. and Google Slides HAND ACTIONS & LYRICS
- Vocal and Karaoke tracks, Orff practice track
- Sheet Music for: Melody with Notes, Bass with Notes, Rhythm parts, Arrangement, Lyric Sheet
- Teaching Ideas and Suggested Adaptations.
THE BLACK CAT
A simple rap and action song, “The Black Cat” can give your students a fun Halloween Brain Break.
HALLOWEEN FREEZE DANCE
What I love about Halloween Freeze Dance is that you can have the students move “silently”. Or allow them to make sounds during the actions, but then on FREEZE, they have to be as silent as a ghost!
If you like to have your students create their own actions and color the characters and actions words, then you’ll want to look at the full resources.
This resource includes Music Concept activities to teach:
The teacher guide includes worksheets, flashcards as well as the materials you need to teach these music concepts.
Help student learn ACTION VERBS by tracing the words and coloring the worksheets for each action in the video.
Music Class LESSON PLAN, 11 ACTIVITIES & COLORING SHEETS!
HALLOWEEN SCARF ACTIVITIES
And, Halloween scarf activities are the most popular because scarves do look spooky! It’s good because scarves keep little hands busy!
You may want to get some SCARVES for your Halloween activities! CLICK HERE TO USE THE AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK
Looking for more activities to go with the scarf video? This resource has coloring sheets, flashcards and ideas on how to use this in your classroom.
HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE:
Scarf activities can be fun brain breaks, movement activities and substitute lessons.
This resource includes a video with actions and music you can show to your students anytime.
It also includes Flash Cards that you can print out and use in centers and stations.
Make music DYNAMICS connections as well as MATH connections using the variety of activities and materials included in this cross-curricular resource.
The presentation pdf can be used in google apps on computers, TV’s, tablets and projected onto an interactive whiteboard or screen in your classroom.
GOOGLE APPS, TABLETS, COMPUTERS, VIDEO SCREENS, INTERACTIVE BOARDS
CONNECT LEARNING THROUGH MOVEMENT
- Help your students learn about directional words by using the movement activity and worksheet.
- Help students with vocabulary using the action coloring sheets.
HALLOWEEN BODY PERCUSSION
Get ready to move to the beat in this Halloween Body Percussion activity.
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. Practice the patterns, with the video, then students can create their own body percussion moves using the FLASH CARDS and GOOGLE SLIDES activities.
This resource offers a variety of teaching strategies and learning experiences to help your students internalize the steady beat.
- Activity Video
- Google Slides presentation and drag & drop images
- Teacher Guide with Activities
- Flash Cards of each action- Body percussion actions.
- Activity and Teacher Ideas
HALLOWEEN RHYTHM ACTIVITIES
Ready to practice rhythms? This Halloween rhythm activity has quarter, eighth notes and the quarter rest. See if your kids can keep the beat and say and play rhythms. This is a great Halloween activity for kids in elementary music class.
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If you’re looking for an upper elementary version check this resource out!
HALLOWEEN ACTION SONG “STIRRING MY BREW”
HALLOWEEN MOVEMENT ACTIVITY “DO THE SKELETON DANCE”
HALLOWEEN MUSIC LESSON “5 LITTLE PUMPKINS”
SPOOKY MOVES SCARF AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITY
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Looking for more Halloween Songs and Activities for Kids?
So, here are just a FEW of the FUN Halloween songs and activities for kids. Whether in Preschool, Kindergarten or elementary school, your kids will love Singing, Moving and Playing this Halloween using these Halloween Songs and Activities for Kids!