Caitie is sharing tips for using the preschool song “This Is The Way We Trick Or Treat” in the classroom and at home for lots of fun learning with little ones. She has lots of great ideas! And she’ll lead us through the song using gestures – an excellent way to introduce a song to children. “This Is The Way We Trick Or Treat” is a simple song that focuses on the different actions and activities we do when we go trick-or-treating and helps prepare little ones for the traditions of Halloween.
Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!
- This is a great song to help prepare little ones for their first time trick or treating! Encourage your students to follow along with the gestures and pretend it’s Halloween night. Sometimes little ones might be scared or nervous about what to expect on Halloween. By singing a song and practicing the gestures, it can help them feel more comfortable and confident as trick or treaters.
- Try giving your students props to help bring the song to life. Things like different costumes, a trick or treat bag and candy items are great prop ideas for them to interact with and play along to the song.
- Try creating a trick-or-treat scene in your classroom. Some students can hang out pretend candy and the others can be trick or treaters. This gives students a chance to use the vocabulary from the song in action!
- Try writing or drawing the different actions from each verse of the song. Each student can pick which verse they would like to draw, or everyone can make a drawing of each verse. Once all the drawings are finished, mix them up, and have your students put the trick-or-treating actions in the right order. You can listen to the song to help them figure out what order the actions go in.
- Once your students are familiar with the song and the actions, try playing Halloween charades! Have one student do the action at the front of the class, and the rest of the class has to guess what part of trick-or-treating they are doing.
- You can also pick six students to come to the front of the class and have each one do an action from a verse in the song, but in a random order. Have the other students work together to put the six students doing the actions in the right order to complete their trick or treating challenge!