I really have to give my husband the credit on this one. We were in Target, where I was picking out Halloween goodies for the choir, when I spotted some super-cute Halloween Erasers. I quickly grabbed four types: skulls, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, and black cats (60 pieces for $1.00).
In the check-out line, my husband assumed I was using them for some rhythm activity, saying, "Are the Jack-o-Lanterns tikatikas?"
Skull = ta (quarter note)
Black Cat = titi (8th note pair)
Ghost: shh (quarter rest - I might try "whoo" or "boo" for Halloween)
Jack-O-Lantern: tikatika (beamed 16th notes)
So I made this to print on cardstock and laminate. Each student will get the board and a bag with two of each type of erasers. They'll dictate rhythms I say or play, and I'll write some of their creations on the board to be played as a B section for a favorite Halloween song. Boo!
You can find the board here: Halloween Rhythms