UPDATE: If you are looking for Halloween songs for kids, be sure to check out Super Simple Halloween Songs!
We had our first Halloween party today with our students here in Tokyo. Today was the older kids party...cake decorating, carnival games, costumes, silly pictures, and music of course. We've got 3 more this weekend. 60 kids tomorrow and then around 100 on Sunday for two parties. It's a very tiring time, but SO much fun. Here are a few pictures from last year's party.
Music is a big part of the events. My favorite CD for Halloween Kids Music is Sue Schnitzer's Boo, Cackle, Trick or Treat. We really love Sue's CDs, especially for younger kids, and this CD emphasizes the fun of Halloween, not the scariness. I also like Monty Harper's Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet off of the Great Green Squishy Mean Concert CD (that one has been bouncing around in my head all night after hearing it several times tonight at the party.)
We're also partial to Go Away! off of our own CD Super Simple Songs, especially for younger learners. It is, of course, super simple and great for small or large groups. Jeremy-sensei had some fun with the song and his Mac the other day. Check out his latest video:
In case you are having some Halloween parties and need some good Halloween music for kids in a hurry, all of the above songs and CDs are available at iTunes or most of your favorite download sites.
What are some of your favorite Halloween songs? Please share! We're always looking for great songs.