Halloween Resource Round-Up

Looking for some fun Halloween-themed games and activities to use with your students this month?  

Here’s a quick reference guide to all of the Halloween resources and game ideas available on Pianimation.com.  Enjoy!


Pumpkin Patch Steps & Skips
Turn your studio floor or floor staff into a giant-sized step and skip game

Build-A-Skeleton Interval Challenge 
A Halloween-themed game to play with interval flashcards

Major-Minor Dash & BINGO
Halloween is the perfect time to introduce major & minor to your elementary students

Candy Listening BINGO
A game to drill interval recognition (could also be adapted to use with other listening concepts)
Note: This game isn’t specific to Halloween, but it’s a great way to use up leftover candy!

Rhythm Resources

12 Days of Halloween Rhythm Cards
Students match pre-written lyrics to the “12 Days of Halloween” to a set of rhythm cards, then have an opportunity to write their own spooky lyrics

Purple People Eater Rhythm Dictation
A colorful elementary-level dictation worksheet

Composing Resources

Halloween Composition Starters
A handout with lots of ideas and sample first lyrics for elementary compositions

12 Days of Halloween Composing Worksheet
Use this as a follow-up assignment to the rhythm activity listed above 


Check out this postfor a listing of some of my favorite Halloween repertoire pieces

A handful of free, elementary-level Halloween sheets are available on the sheet music page


Halloween Resource Round-Up — 3 Comments

  1. LaDona,

    Thanks for mentioning Poison Rhythm – that one’s a hit in my studio, too! I can’t take credit for it, though… I re-blogged someone else’s idea. 🙂 Here’s a link with information on the game, if anyone else is curious about it:


    (Look for the game “Don’t Clap this Back.” For a Halloween twist, the rhythm that is NOT to be clapped back is labeled as the “poison” rhythm.)

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