Are you ready for Halloween? Add “Marching Monsters” to your Halloween activities It’s easy and fun to do.
Show your students pictures of the four characters in the song–monsters, skeletons, witches, and jack-o-lanterns. You can use the google slides below to print flashcards or just share these on your device. You can easily sync your music to these slides.
Practice the four verbs– march, skip, sway side-to-side in a waltz, and jump!
Can you march like a monster? Can you skip like a skeleton? Can you waltz like a witch? Can you jump like a jack-o-lantern?
Practice “Turn around and stop!”
Here are the lyrics. You can also find them in the slide show above. Marching Monsters Words and music by Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina
1. Marching monsters! Happy Halloween! Boo! Marching monsters! Happy Halloween! Boo! Marching monsters, Turn around and stop! (hold) Marching monsters Happy Halloween! Boo!
2. Skipping skeletons! Happy Halloween! Boo! . . .
3. Waltzing witches! Happy Halloween! Boo! . . . .
4. Jumping jack-o-lanterns! Happy Halloween! Boo! . . . .
Just watch the video and have fun!
Did you notice that you can build phonemic awareness with this song too? The word pairs begin with the same initial sound. You can separate the verbs and nouns. Students match.
For a bigger challenge, write the letters m, sk, w, j, and h on the board. What pair of words begins with these letters in the song?
m-> marching monsters
sk-> skipping skeletons
w-> waltzing witches
j-> jumping jack-o-lanterns
h-> Happy Halloween! You can find a simple worksheet here to practice.
Want to add a cute monster craft? http://acupcakefortheteacher.blogspot.jp/2012/07/my-frankenstein-craftivity.html