Here's a simple, final (for the 2012 year) Halloween treat for you. It's an old nursery rhyme that I learned from Jill Trinka and can be found in her book, John the Rabbit. It's absolutely fabulous for vocal exploration and when done right with the kids, especially the first time, is so much fun. . . it's got a great "scare" at the end!!!
Here it is (spoken freely, with much varying vocal exploration):
Hinx, Minx, the old witch winks.
The fat begins to fry. . .. . tssss. . . .
There's nobody home. . . .
But mother. . . . .
Father. . . . .
And I. . . . . . .
When I say it, I say it very quietly in a higher, "scratchy-witch-like" voice. It's sad very rubato. I have the pitch go up on the end of "Mother", "Father" and then go down in pitch on "And I."
It's fun with the 1st and 2nd graders to use this also for instrument exploration. We'll add a triangle after the word wink, the vibraslap on the tsssss, and the slap stick on BOO!!! I'm not going to tell you what else we add. . .. let your kids figure it out!!! :)
Have a GREAT Halloween!!!