1-2-3 Come Sing A Halloween Song and Play Some Halloween Games With Me
My Y5's really enjoyed singing all sorts of fun October songs with me. With that in mind, I wanted to dream one up of my own.
It has the same tune as Wheels on the Bus, only these are things in a spooky house.
Here's one of the verses: :The Mouse in the house goes squeak, squeak, squeak--squeak, squeak, squeak--squeak, squeak, squeak. The mouse in the house goes squeak, squeak, squeak on Halloween.
I've made up motions to go with the song and included these directions in the packet. The song and matching games, are quick, easy and fun activities for your Halloween party day.
The packet includes 17 matching picture cards, as well as 15 word cards.
Since most of the words are onomatopoeia words, you have a teachable moment to explain that to your students as well.
I've included an onomatopoeia poster. Make extra sets of the picture and word cards and use them for games like Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?"
You can also make a set to cut up as puzzles and use for an independent center.
The packet also includes a "What's Missing?" Halloween circle game that my Y5's absolutely LOVED!
Gather your kiddos in a circle on the carpet. Place the cards face down, in 3 rows of 4 in the center of the circle. Flip up the top 4 cards. Point to each of the 4 cards and say its name.
Have children repeat the name of the cards with you. i.e., “Owl, cat, mouse, spider." Hold a piece of tag board (a size that will cover all of the cards) so that it just hovers over the top.
Have students close their eyes tight. Carefully reach under and flip a card over, so that it is now face down. Say “Ready!” and have students open their eyes. Remove the tag board, so that students can see the flipped up cards. You ask: "Which one is missing?"
Play continues, as you make things a bit more difficult, by flipping up another card for each round of play.
Use fewer cards for younger children. Click on the link to view/download the Haunted House Song and Games packet.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you can stop by tomorrow for a few more FREEBIES. I'm off to go shopping for some treats for Halloween.
We only get about a dozen trick or treaters, so I make up extra special Halloween bags for the neighborhood kiddos. Wishing you a day filled with sweet moments.
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