Caitie is sharing helpful tips for learning in the classroom or at home using the song A Super Spooky Halloween Storm from Super Simple Songs! She sings the song and shows us gestures for the key vocabulary words, too! This a super fun song for learning about weather during the Halloween season!
Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- This is a great song for imaginative play. Encourage your students to pretend they’re in the storm as they listen to the song. They can sway in the wind and hide from the rain as they imagine what it would feel like to be a super spooky storm.
- For a fun circle time activity, try making your own storm by making different sounds with your body, like patting your legs, clapping your hands, snapping your fingers, and rubbing your hands together. Pick one student to be the leader. They will pick what sounds to make, and the rest of the class will follow them. Have them start off slow and quiet, like a real storm, then get louder, and louder. You can even use words to build the storm, like boom for thunder! Then eventually, the storm starts to fade, getting quieter and quieter, until it’s gone completely.
- Try drawing a picture of a spooky Halloween storm. Your students can draw however they like, but encourage them to show a few of the different elements from the song, like rain, wind, and lightning.
- This is a great song for a weather unit. When you’re teaching about different kinds of weather, use this song to explore storms. You can talk about the different things that might happen during a storm, like thunder and lightning, and make sure to also mention that the storm eventually will stop and the sky will clear again, just like in the song.