Songs and music
- Incy Wincy – use plastic spiders or props if you have them
- Jelly on a Plate
- Five Fat Pumpkins
- Five little Speckled Frogs – even better if you have bean bag frogs
- Wiggly Woo
- Never Smile at a Crocodile
warm up – song suggestions – Thriller, Witchdoctor, Adams Grove, Ghostbusters, Monster Mash
Instrument box – sing along to Dem Bones (Kidzone do a decent version) or one of the songs above
Rhythms with claves to halloween word patterns (using the existing rhythms as follows)
aeroplane, aeroplane fly change to Halloween Halloween Halloween whoo
I like chocolate ice cream to I like ghosts and witches
One of the Rhythms also fits perfectly to Scooby Do where are you!
Halloween Guess the Sound
Guess the sound using spooky sounds like – frog, Crow, Owl, door creaking, thunder etc. Alternatively there is a Halloween version of the popular bingo game.
Spooky Feely Bags
Sensory feely bags – put in things like – ping pong balls (eyeballs), balloons filled with water (tied securely), plastic spiders or other creepy crawlies, plastic snakes, rubber bats and other safe items (consider risk of choking if put in mouth of anything in the bag of course). have the children sit in a circle and close their eyes as you pass around items to feel.
Put on some halloween themed music and bounce halloween inflatables or soft toys on the top of the parachute
Broomsticks can be purchased quite cheaply especially after halloween is over so worth snapping these up for next year. I think I got mine for 50p each! Put down lots of ball bit balls and have loads of fun sweeping the balls all around the room
Halloween mix and match
Play a Halloween version of the popular snap game that we play. Put half the pictures on the walls and the other half give to the children to match then return to you for another one. Print and use the pictures that were created for the Halloween bingo above for this.
Spooky Bubble time
I like to finish things off with Bubbles to the Harry Potter theme tune
Remember we also have colouring pictures for Ralph with lovely Firework to colour for you could give out, or post on your facebook page.
Other Good Halloween Music for Props etc
Sabre Dance – The Royal Marines
The Time Warp from Rock Horror Picture Show
A Ghost in my House
O Fotuna – The Royal Marines
I got most of these from an Album entitled Halloween Party – various artists from Itunes