Halloween Minor Madness with Pumpkin Eyes, BOO, and More!

Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay 
  1. B.O.O.
  2. Miss White Had a Fright
  3. Pumpkin Eyes
  4. Let’s Get This Game Started HALLOWEEN
  5. Pass the Pumpkin
  6. The Monster Mash

B.O.O.

In both PowerPoint and Google Slides versions, this 25-slide presentation includes mp3s of the song arrangement with a Kodaly process, Orff approach, and movement, game, and a melodic assessment.

Miss White Had a Fright

Experience the poem through beat and rhythm. Explore the poem by learning a melody on barred instruments, improvising on recorders, and/or creating a melody using Boomwhackers. Examine what you’ve learned by identifying the rhythms of the poem. In both PowerPoint and Google Slides versions.

Pumpkin Eyes

Take the classic canon, “Ah Poor Bird”, add new lyrics, and you have the perfect Halloween/October song!   

Teaching Process

Extensions

Add xylophone on a D minor bordun.

Add some color with percussion instruments on “eyes, “bright”, “creatures”, and “night.”

Prominent melodic elements include the opening la, ti, do and do, re, mi and then the ending do, ti, la.

Rhythmic elements-quarter note, half note, eighth notes.

Add ukulele. The D minor chord is fairly easy because it’s the fingering for F with an added third finger. Play D minor for the entire song.

Let’s Get This Game Started HALLOWEEN

The fun ice-breaker activity!

Pass the Pumpkin

A great beat passing game and chance to play mi-re-do-ti-la on instruments! FUN!

The Monster Mash

Multi-day lesson plans that include dancing, instrument playing, stick routine, ukulele parts, and so much more!

Author: lbbartolomeo

I'm a mom, wife, teacher, reader, gardener, trekkie, sci-fi fanatic, musician, dog lover, and a Christian. I hope my contributions bring some joy and happiness to your life!

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