Monster Freeze Dance

SKILL FOCUS

Movement skills, listening skills, creative skills, agility

GROUP SIZE

Any number of children that can play safely in the room

EQUIPMENT

Music and music player

LOCATION

Inside or outside

SAFETY

Children should be careful not to bump into one another.

PURPOSE

A fun activity where the children can use their imagination and dance around your room or pretend to be a monster.  Play Halloween music in the background.  When the music stops, the children must freeze in their spots.

SETUP

Spread the children around your room so that they are in a safe area.  Give them examples of how various monsters may move.  For example, Frankenstein will walk with his legs stiff and his hands out in front.

INSTRUCTIONS


Explain to the students when the Halloween music comes on, they can dance around the room or move like their favorite monster.

Let the children know when the music goes off, they must freeze in their sot.

Then, when the music goes on, the kids can move again.

To change it up, the teacher can call out various Halloween characters for the kids to imitate at the same time such as a witch, ghost or bat.

MODIFICATIONS


To make it harder, freeze the music, then unfreeze the music at a faster pace.

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