When the bat and pumpkin decorations have been cut out and carved and the costumes have been stuck and sewn Halloween is Coming from our Halloween Songs For Kids has all the essential spooky ingredients to set the scene.
Halloween is Coming : Halloween Songs For Kids
Halloween is coming,
Halloween is coming,
Witches will be after you!
Skeletons, cats and big black bats,
Ghosts and pumpkins too!
Flap, flap, flap go the big black bats,
Moeow, meow, meow, go the spooky cats,
This song is perfect at a Halloween party for children aged around 4 -7 years old. It can be sung as a circle game and is so much fun if everyone is dressed in Halloween costumes! To get started, you need some spooky props such as a cat, bat, ghost, witch, & pumpkin. You can either print the rhythm sheet below and mount the images or the kids can make their own simple crafted ones from card and tissue paper.
How to use this Halloween Song as a Halloween party circle game
Put the props in a bag or box, and the children form a circle, holding hands and making arches by lifting up their arms together. The first child reaches in the bag and pulls out a spooky character. As everyone sings the song, they then run in and out of the arches, ‘scaring’ everyone with the thought of spooky witches and ghosts etc. When the song is finished, the first child taps the next child on the back, and as they turn around, they get given the spooky character. It is then their turn to choose another character, and repeat the game until everyone has had a go.
Set the instruments in a circle on the floor and each child should be given something to play. Repeat the song as everyone moves around the circle, until they have had a go of each instrument and sound effect.
For some more Halloween inspiration, check out our Halloween lesson plan for 30 minutes of musical, spooky fun in a structured lesson. An if you’re a music teacher or homeschooler? You might find my new music lesson plan series useful!
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