Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Songs



Pumpkin in the dark  (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The Pumpkin in the dark, the pumpkin in the dark,
Hi ho, Halloween, the pumpkin in the dark.
The pumpkin takes the witch...
The witch takes the bat...
The bat takes the cat
The cat takes the spider
The spider takes the ghost....
The ghost says, "BOO!"


Idea: Have students pretend to be a character and take another student into the circle each time.  You could also have representations of these characters by way of pictures, cut outs, foam crafts, stuffed animals, etc . . .

Spooky Skeleton Sung to: "Mulberry Bush"
1 Spooky skeleton jumping up & down, jumping up & down, jumping
up & down (hold 1 finger up to jump)
1 Spooking skeleton jumping up *& down,
FOR THIS IS HALLOWEEN!
2 little witches - zooming thru the air . . . .
(make 2 witches flying)
3 black cats - walking on the fence . . .
4 silly scarecrows - waving in the wind . . . .
5 trick or treaters - knocking at your door . . .
FOR THIS IS HALLOWEEN
TRICK OR TREAT! (The children really like yelling this at the end) 

Halloween Ghost 
There once was a ghost, (extend hand and wiggle fingers)
Who lived in a cave. (form hollow with palm for "cave")
She scared all the people (point to children)
And the animals away.
She said "Boo" to a fox, (point)
She said "Boo" to a bee, (point)
She said "Boo" to a bear, (nod head "yes")
She said "Boo" to me! (point at self)
Well, she scared that fox, (nod head "yes")
And she scared that bee. (nod head "yes")
She scared that bear, (nod head "yes")
But she didn't scare me! (shake head "no")

This Old Ghost  Sung to: "This Old Man"
This old ghost, he played one,
he played peek-a-boo on the run.
With a boo! boo! boo! and a clap, clap, snap.
This old ghost is a friendly chap.

This old ghost, he played two.
He played peek-a-boo in a shoe.
With a boo! boo! boo! and a clap, clap, snap.
This old ghost is a friendly chap.
This old ghost, he played three.
He played peek-a-boo behind a tree.
With a boo! boo! boo! and a clap, clap, snap.
This old ghost is a friendly chap.

Did You Ever See A Goblin?  Sung to: "Did you ever see a Lassie?"
Did you ever see a goblin, a goblin, a goblin?
Did you ever see a goblin, stomp this way or that?
Stomp this way or that way,
Or this way or that way,
Did you ever see a goblin Stomp this way or that?
Additional Verses....
Did you ever see a fairy...Dance this way or that?


Did you ever see an old witch...Fly this way or that?


Did you ever see a black cat...Pounce this way or that


Did you ever see a night owl...Sleep this way or that?


Did you ever see a spider...Crawl this way or that?


Did you ever see a scarecrow...Lean this way or that?


Did you ever see a pumpkin....Roll this way or that?
Brown Owl (Tune: Brown Bear) (flannel board figures)  
Brown Owl Brown Owl, Who do you see?
I see a White Ghost looking at me...(Continue using) 
Purple Bat....Green Witch.... 
Black Cat and finally Pumpkin pumpkin what do you see? 
I see a Jack O Lantern looking at me. 

If You're A Ghost and You Know It (to the tune of If You're Happy and you know it) 
If you're a ghost and you know it,
Just say Boo
If you're a ghost and you know it,
Just Say BOO
If you're a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it...
If you're a ghost and you know it just say BOO 
If you're a black cat and you know it
Just say Meow
If you're a black cat and you know it
Just say Meow
If you're a black cat and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you're a black cat and you know it Just say Meow 
If you're a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones (shake your body)
If you're a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones
If you're a skeleton and you know it,
And you really want to show it
If you're a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones. 
If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three (all 3 actions in order of appearance)
If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three
If you love Halloween and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three

Five Crows Sung to Five Green Speckled Frogs
5 crows, all shiny black, Sat on a scarecrow's back, 
Eating the most delicious corn, CAW! CAW! 
Scarecrow, he shouted BOO! 1 crow, away she flew, 
Then there were 4 black shiny crows (just 4!) 
Repeat 4 crows, 3 crows, 2 crows, etc. 

THE GHOST GOES BOO
The ghost goes BOO
The ghost goes BOO
Heigh Ho it's Halloween 
The ghost goes BOO

The witch goes HE HE
The witch goes HE HE
Heigh Ho it's Halloween 
The witch goes He he

The cat goes MEOW
The cat goes MEOW
Heigh ho it's Halloween
The cat goes MEOW

The owl goes WHOO
The owl goes WHOO
Heigh Ho it's Halloween
The owl goes WHOO
I’m not afraid of the kissing monster
I’m not afraid of the clapping monster, I’m not afraid at all
I’m not afraid of the clapping monster, I’m not afraid at all
And he goes q q h | q q h| q q q q| w |
                        q q h | q q h| q q q q| w |
I’m not afraid of the humming monster, I’m not afraid at all
I’m not afraid of the humming monster, I’m not afraid at all
And he goes (repeat rhythm while humming)
I’m not afraid of the whistling monster, I’m not afraid at all
I’m not afraid of the whistling monster, I’m not afraid at all
And he goes (repeat rhythm while whistling)
Usually I make a big deal of how brave the children have been, then I say “There is one monster left and he is really scary.  Try to be really brave by not letting this monster know you are scared”
I’m not afraid of the kissing monster, I’m not afraid at all
I’m not afraid of the kissining monster, I’m not afraid at all
And he goes (Repeat rhythm while kissing)
I point out that some kids were afraid because they went “oooh or gross”

Monday, October 25, 2010

Witch's Brew Game Level Two

Here is a great game around Halloween Time.: Witch's Brew Game.

I plan on picking the cards from a cauldron and then using a witch's finger to count and point to the rhythms.  The witch's finger, is just a fake witch finger you can find at a party store or Halloween store.


Witch’s Brew: Players draw cards and perform the rhythm on each card.  When the Witch Card is drawn they get a little prize: sticker, candy, Halloween treat.
You can keep adding on to the cards you have drawn, making a extended rhythm.
You can clap the cards, perform them on a rhythm instrument or piano.

Another idea is to use some Halloween words to say the rhythm.  For example: A triplet could be "Halloween" and eighth notes could be "Pumpkin" or "Mummy".  I have more ideas in the directions on page four.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Witch's Brew Game Level One

Here is a great game around Halloween Time.: Witch's Brew Game.

I plan on picking the cards from a cauldron and then using a witch's finger to count and point to the rhythms.  The witch's finger, is just a fake witch finger you can find at a party store or Halloween store.


Witch’s Brew: Players draw cards and perform the rhythm on each card.  When the Witch Card is drawn they get a little prize: sticker, candy, Halloween treat.
You can keep adding on to the cards you have drawn, making a extended rhythm.
You can clap the cards, perform them on a rhythm instrument or piano.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fire Safety Songs

Five Little Firefighters
Five little firefighters sit very still
Until they saw a fire on top of a hill
The first one ring the bell, ding dong
The second pulls his big boots on
The third one climbs on the truck right away
The fourth one joins him, no one can wait
The fifth one drives the truck to the fire 
The big yellow flames go higher and higher
Whoo-oo Whoo-oo Hear the fire truck say
As all cars get out of the way
Shhhh goes the water from the fire hose spout
And quicker than a wink the fire is out.
I’m a Firefighter: (Sung to Mulberry Bush)
Come let us ride the fire truck The fire truck, the fire truck
Oh we can ride the fire truck Whoo! whoo Whoo!
This is the way I pull on my boots Pull on my boots, pull on my boots
This is the way I pull on my boots I’m a fire fighter
This is the way I drive the fire truck Drive the fire truck, drive the fire truck
This is the way I drive the fire truck I’m a fire fighter
This is the way I fasten the hose,  Fasten the hose, fasten the hose
This is the way I fasten the hose I’m a fire fighter
This is the way I squirt the water Squirt the water, squirt the water
This the way I squirt the water I’m a fire fighter
This is the way I climb the ladder Climb the ladder, climb the ladder
This is the way I climb the ladder I’m a fire fighter.
What do you do when there’s a fire? (Sung to What shall we do with the drunken sailor)
What do you do when there’s a fire? What do you do when there’s a fire? 
What do you do when there’s a fire?
Dial 9 1 1
What do you do when plan for fire? What do you do when plan for fire? 
What do you do when plan for fire?
Have a fire drill
What do you do if you’re on fire? What do you do if you’re on fire?  
What do you do if you’re on fire?
Stop, drop and roll
What do you do if you find matches? What do you do if you find matches? 
What do you do if you find matches?
Give them to a grown up
Who comes in a truck if there’s a fire? Who comes in a truck if there’s a fire? 
Who comes in a truck if there’s a fire?
It’s the fireman


Fire Safety Song (Sung to the Farmer and the Dell)
My fire truck is red My fire truck is red
Hi- ho to the fire we go
My fire truck is red
The smoke detector rings The smoke detector rings
Hi-ho to the fire we go
The smoke detector rings
Stop, drop and roll Stop, drop and roll
Hi-ho to the fire we go
Stop, drop and roll
The water puts out the fire The water puts out the fire
Hi-ho to the fire we go
The water puts out the fire
What happens if there is a fire? (Sung to Bingo)
What happens if there is a fire?
Do you know what to do?
Get out, get out quick Get out, get out quick Get out, get out quick
Stay very low and go, GO!
What happens if there is a fire?
Do you know what to do?
Stay out, don’t go back Stay out, don’t go back Stay out, don’t go back
Don’t go back in the house NO!
What happens if there is a fire?
Do you know what to do?
Get help, Call 911  Get help, Call 911  Get help, Call 911 
The fire truck will soon come
Five Brave Firefighters 
Five brave firefighters sleeping so
The fire bell rings and down the pole they go
Jump in the fire truck, Hurry down the street
Climb up the ladder, Feel the fire’s heat
Five brave fire fighters, Put the fire out.
Hip Hip Hooray All the people shout
I’m a little firefighter (Sung to I’m a little teapot)
I’m a little firefighter dressed in red
I wear a fire helmet on my head
I hurry to the fire and give a shout
With a burst of water the fire is out
I’m a little firefighter on the go
Here is my helmet, here is my hose
When I see a fire hear me shout
Turn on the water and put the fire out!  SSSSHHHHHH
Fire Story
Everything is quiet.  The fire truck is ready to go.  
The fire fighters are asleep at the station(Snore)
Suddenly the fire alarm rings (Briiiinnnng)
The fire fighters jump out of bed and slide down the pole (Wheee)
The run to the red fire truck (stamp, stamp)
The truck races away to the fire (Vrooom)
The siren wails all the way (oooh, oooh, )
When they reach the fire, the truck screeches to a stop (Screeech)
The fire fighters hook up the hose to the fire hydrant (Wrench sounds)
The fire fighters spray water on the fire (hisssss)
At last the fire is out.  The fire fighters are tired (Yawns)
The climb on the truck and drive back to the station (vroom)
The put away the truck.  Everything is quiet.  
The fire truck and fire fighters are ready for the next fire.
Recommended Reading
1. Stop, Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler
2. Fire! Fire! by Gail Gibbons
3. Fire Fighters by Norma Simon

Monday, October 4, 2010

UNO: Colored Leaves Version

I created a UNO Game, using staff cards printed on colored leaves.  It is played like the original UNO game, except you match note names: A,B,C,D,E,F,G, instead of numbers.  Middle C can match Treble C, and so on.  A fun way to reinforce those all important note names.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_noK3FTJrq_R19Nc0xkVy1tMjg/view?usp=sharing








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