I don’t normally do much for Halloween, but I am doing a couple of little things this year with my students:
Trick or Treat game:
I found this game on D’Net’s Layton Music website. Basically, students “earn” their Halloween treat by clapping rhythms! When my students came to their lessons last week, we started with this game. They have to do as many “trick” (rhythm) cards as it takes until they draw a “treat” card. D’Net has the best game ideas. I definitely plan to reuse this next year!
Bat Facts worksheet:
Occasionally, I like take a week off from my students’ normal theory book assignments so I can give them a supplemental worksheet targeting a specific skill, or simply so I can give them a just-for-fun worksheet! Susan Paradis’ Bat Facts worksheet is perfect for a just-for-fun worksheet, while giving students a chance to review identifying note names on the staff. Plus, students get to learn some true fun facts about bats!
Happy Halloween to you all! What activities did you plan?