My students are so excited about Halloween this year. They are already asking to sing Halloween songs and play Halloween games. Here are some of the things I've done that are a big hit with my students.
Cool Ghost Singing Game:
This ghost game is one of their favorite singing activities. The game gets the class reading new rhythms and learning to compose music. They love being able to use these ghost cards to compose their own music for the "B" section in the music. I have my class sing a variety of short songs such as "Bubble In A Dish" for the "A" section of the music. They perform the "B" section by clapping or playing instruments to the ghost rhythms that are placed on the board. I select a new person to compose a different rhythm pattern for the class to perform and repeat the game.
Mystery Composer Game:
I like to introduce Johann Sebastian Bach to my class by using this fun mystery composer game. The class gets to pop the Balloons and learn fun facts about Bach. They love popping the balloons to discover that Bach had 20 children along with a variety of other facts. The class is always surprised that they have already heard the music to Bach's Taccata & Fugue in "D" Minor. This music is used in cartoons and TV shows around Halloween time. Bach's music is
also a great example for teaching your class about music with a minor sound. (Many more games and activities are located inside the ghost game and mystery composer packets).
Please leave a comment below to let me know what you think or tell me about your favorite Halloween activity. See you again soon! Sherry Stucki :)
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