Are you looking for a fun and simple and totally flexible singing time for Halloween? You’ll love this Halloween Trick Treat or Sing lesson plan!
Just print out the printable cards and include tricks, treats, and lots and lots of singing time fun with this Halloween singing time that keeps the focus on singing while adding just a little bit of Halloween fun!
Halloween Trick Treat or Sing
How to Play:
Print and cut out your choice of style of the Halloween Trick, Treat, or Sing cards below. There are 2 sizes and various options of colored, minimal color, and black and white to pick from.
Write on the back of each of the cards a treat, trick, and sing challenge! You can use our starter ideas here or see the extension ideas section for more ways to use these cards!
Scramble up all the cards and place them into a trick or treat bucket, cauldron, or even inside a pumpkin!
Have a child come up and pick one of the cards. Read the action on the back and finish the challenge or song, then start again with a new helper.
You can stick to ONE song you sing over and over throughout this activity or pick a few songs or a whole list of songs to make your way through.
Halloween Trick Treat or Sing Ideas
- Switch seats with someone in your class
- Hop on one foot
- Do Itsy Bitsy Spider actions
- Pick another card!
- Sing Head Shoulders Knees and Toes Backwards
- Do baby shark actions
- Strike a Frankenstein pose
- Do the hokey pokey!
- Draw a Jack o’ Lantern
- Rub belly and pat head
- Plan an air guitar
- Sing with ONE big breath
- Hug your teacher
- Name your favorite thing about Primary
- Help lead the music
- Pick a favorite Program song
- Pick a wiggle song
- Wear a costume for the next song
- Pick the next helper
- Hold the flip chart
- Dance scarves & sing
- Finger lights & sing
- Show off your best silly face
- Sing Fast & Slow (use a sign)
- Stick your tongue out
- Sing “oooohs” like a ghost
- Spin in circles while you sing
- Sing every other word
- Sing with the lights off
- Sing underwater style
- Sing like a cat – “Meow” instead of the words
- Teachers sing the next song
- Pat your lap on every word
- Make jazz hands for a specific song word
- Sway to the rhythm
- Pretend to fly while you sing
Alternate Ideas for these Trick Treat or Sing Cards:
- Use Halloween Trivia or jokes mixed in with your treat or trick cards!
- Make the treat cards ways to sing, the sing cards a specific song title, and the trick cards a funny Halloween joke. Draw all 3 each round!
- Laminate the cards and then write on the back with a wet erase marker. That will keep them reusable, and the words won’t wipe away.
- Bring in treats for the “treat” cards and use it like a Rolo for a Solo game!
- Have a treat chart and have each treat card they draw move up a meter to a better and better treat that’s passed out at the end of Primary.
- Hide the trick cards around the room and have a child hunt for one!
- You can use 1, 2, or all 3 of the card styles. Consider doing just Trick or Sing, for example if you need to avoid treats for any reason.
- Give an option for the sing cards to be a solo (all or just a part of the song) and let the kids pick from all 3 piles which they prefer. Then, sing the song together as a Primary.
This fun Trick Treat or Sing game was inspired by our 4th of July themed singing time idea spin off of a Sing or Dare! For more ideas to expand on your Halloween lesson plan, head over to this Stars & Stripes Singing Time!
Halloween Trick Treat or Sing
Printable Lesson Plan
This lesson plan includes a 1-page guide of how to use this idea in your Primary singing time! You’ll find our list of ideas for each of the card types, too, so you can mix and match and pick out your favorites.
There’s also Trick Treat or Sing cards in 2 sizes and in full color, a little bit of color, or in black and white so you can print on colored paper! I highly recommend printing on cardstock so they’re durable – then laminate if you want to use year after year!
There’s also blank cards with the Halloween borders or with just an outline so you can print on the back side of your cards or use to add to the collection with your own titles!
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To help you pick out fun themed songs to use with this lesson plan, head over to see our master list of Primary Songs for Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving!
What other fun ways could you use these cute Halloween Trick Treat or Sing cards? I can’t wait to hear all your creative ideas and ways of how you’ll use them!