Halloween is such a great time for tapping into kids’ enthusiasm for learning. Combine counting, literacy and movement with this fun Halloween action rhyme!
This pack contains:
- 1 page teacher poster
- 2 page teacher poster
- 6 page student version
- 6 page student version with dotted text
- 1 page zombie-themed writing paper
This Halloween action rhyme is great for getting kids up and moving. As they work through the rhyme they can brainstorm different moves to animate the poem.
Will they choose to create a dance where everyone does the same choreography? Or will they want each person to develop their own zombie personality and character?
This kind of counting helps kids not just develop fluency, but because each line of numbers starts where the other line left off, it reinforces the concept of counting on. That is, they don’t have to start at 1… they can start at any number and count on from there.
Explore whether there are rhyming words (or not?) with this Halloween action rhyme:
- 4 and floor
- 8 and shake
- 12 and yourself
- 16 and bright green
Can they think of other words that would rhyme more effectively? Or make the poem funnier?
Kids can have their own 6 page version of the rhyme to to read and colour, and there’s also a dotted font version which is great for tracing.
There are plenty of long and short vowels, nouns and verbs etc that can be pointed out depending on what your level your kids are. Plus, a zombie-themed writing page has been included in the download to help expand the activity.
Print off the pages you want to use. Enlarge the posters so the text is easier for kids to read when they’re nearby. Print off a student book for each child (either the dotted or common font). Cut pages in half, assemble and staple.
Click on the following highlighted link to download THE ZOMBIE SHUFFLE ACTION RHYME PACK. As soon as you click, it will be sent to your downloads folder or other device equivalent.
I hope you enjoy this fun action rhyme!
Want more free Halloween activities?
- Halloween match cards
- Number match with pumpkins and crows
- Little Pumpkin’s Fall Day: An interactive book
And some free art activities?
Want more Halloween poetry?
This action rhyme is part of a HALLOWEEN POETRY PACK containing 10 original poems with activities.