4 Halloween Music Lesson Ideas

January 21, 2021


I remember my music classes in elementary school. We would walk to another part of the school where it was decorated with the most fun and interesting creative projects. It was one of my favorite parts of the day because we got to walk around the whole school to get to music class. Meaning we could find our friends in other classes by peeking our heads in classes along the way.

Even though that was the avenue to get to music class, once we got there it was usually really fun. There were times where it was frustrating too, because I didn’t fully get the recorder song we were playing that day. However, I do remember our teacher being awesome. She was always fun and energetic about the music she picked for us. Her holiday themed classroom walls were so fun to look at! 

Halloween is coming up in a week. If you’re a music educator – what kind of activities are you planning? Do you have a go-to music lesson for certain holidays? Do you dress up like a character or let your students dress up in halloween outfits?

girl wearing halloween costume and holding a painted pumpkin

[Photo by Julia Raasch on Unsplash]

There are great resources out there for planning your halloween themed music lesson. I’m sure you already have a folder full of these if you’re a veteran teacher. But if you’re a new teacher or you’d like to switch it up this year, here are a few of the ones that we like:

Trick or Treat Halloween Rhythm Games

Skin and Bones Song

Lights Off Listening

13 Scariest Pieces of Classical Music for Halloween 

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