Friday Faves: Halloween Visuals

21 Oct

If you were to peek inside my instrument bag this week, you’d find some spooky sounding instruments, a few amazing manipulatives from the Target dollar area (seriously, go there RIGHT NOW and buy everything…cardboard pumpkins & slimy creatures galore!) and my 3 favorite free Halloween visuals below.

  1. Sing Me a Monster Cards from O For Tuna Orff. These are great for basic addition and subtraction, counting and using descriptive language. I like to use the melody suggested (Sol-Mi-Mi-Sol-Mi) and sing or chant, “Sing me a monster, tell me what you see. Sing me a monster, describe him/her to me!” I then prompt each kiddo to sing “I see…” and name one feature on their monster. It can be fun to pull them out of a paper bag with some of the aforementioned slimy Target creatures for extra monster ooky-ness.
  2. Halloween Composition Starters from Pianimation. This is a really helpful visual for songwriting experiences, drum chants or writing sound poems. Use this as a jumping off point for one song or create a verse from each starter line.
  3. {Free} SFS Candy Flashcards. Grab this free download I created for musical trick-or-treating and/or word rhythm drumming in sessions & adapted music lessons. We love hiding these around the clinic or writing out the corresponding rhythms as we say the name of each candy.

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One Response to “Friday Faves: Halloween Visuals”

  1. Stacey October 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Fun resources! I think the monster cards could be perfect for adapting Laurie Berkner’s Monster Boogie too, looking forward to using them next week!

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