Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp air, dressing up, and a good scary movie. I even get the whole fam involved in my excitement! :)
You can add your own kid-friendly Halloween fun to your classes with the ideas below!
Warm up the body and the brain with this spooky BrainDance (video below). For more information on the BrainDance, check out episode 5 of the DiscoverDance podcast. Listen here on Apple. Listen here on Spotify.
Halloween Movement Cards
Download these 10 fun-themed movement cards for FREE! You can laminate them to make them last for years to come. They are great to include in your obstacle courses, lay them around the room for open exploration (fun for caregiver/tot classes), or send them to your dance families so they can continue the dance fun at home! See video below on how to use these cards while (DIS)Dancing.
For older dancers, make it a fun choreography game! Divide your class into small groups. Have dancers randomly draw cards and place in an order. Dancers work together to create a short choreographic phrase they can share with the class.
I’ve put together some of my favorite Halloween action dances here. These are great for ages 2-6. If you approach your classes conceptually, here is a list of the songs and the concepts they explore. There is also a welcome and goodbye song as well as an instrumental song for a spooky BrainDance on the playlist. If you need more information on the conceptual approach, check out episode 7 of the DiscoverDance Podcast. Listen here on Apple. Listen here on Spotify. ).
Halloween Freeze Dance Song- PLACE, WEIGHT
Spooky Spooky Instrumental- BrainDance or Warm Up
Witches on their Broom-PLACE, ENERGY
Shake Them Skeleton Bones and Dry Bones- BODY PARTS
Horns, Fangs, Knees, and Claws- BODY PARTS
Ring Around the Pumpkins- PLACE, RELATIONSHIPS
The Monsters Stomp Around the House- PLACE, SPEED
Halloween Finger Family- PLACE, BODY PARTS
Bats Are Sleeping- PLACE, LEVEL
Spider, Spider, Spider- DIRECTIONS, LEVEL, BODY PARTS
Spider Up and Down- DIRECTIONS
Spooky Loo-BODY PARTS, RELATIONSHIPS
If I Were-PLACE, ENERGY
Fly Little Bats-PLACE, SPEED
Can You Make a Happy Face- PLACE, SPEED, SIZE
Knock, Knock, Trick or Trick- PLACE, ENERGY, WEIGHT, SPEED
Halloween Shark- SIZE, PATHWAYS
Scarecrow- PLACE, LEVEL
Happy Halloween Exploring!