“Halloween, It’s A Scary Scene.”

I wrote a Halloween song that I have been using in all my classes.  When I sing the song, I make a sound after I name the characters (ex. ghosts, OooooO, cats, hiss).  With preschool students, I focus on the sounds and for the students to imitate.

When I sing the song a second time with elementary students, I ask students to name some more spooks at Halloween time.  Some answers are owls, Frankenstein, zombies, vampires, pumpkins, werewolf, and skeleton.  When we sing it through a third time, I ask students to share their Halloween costume.  They love to tell what they are wearing, whether it is itchy, new, cool, and that they got it at the store or ordered it.  In naming other Halloween characters, students are listening to each other give ideas and following by making the associated sound; in addition, they are taking turns in sharing their costumes.

Through this, students gain and share their knowledge of Halloween, be prepared for the spookiness they may encounter on Halloween day and night, and work on embodying the different spooks, taking ownership in the scariness.  For some students, Halloween is a very scary and loud time and a “boo” from someone may be overwhelming, leading to a meltdown.  For many students, they love to be scared and enjoy putting on a brave face when scariness comes around.  Excitement is in the air as students announce: “Halloween is in 8 days!”

Halloween, Halloween,
It’s a scary, scary scene.
Halloween, Halloween,
It’s a scary, scary scene.

With witches, ghosts, and bats.
Mummies, monsters, and angry cats.
Spooky spooks come out to play,
On the thirty-first, Halloween night.
On the thirty-first, Halloween night.

 

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About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.
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