Musical Trick or Treat

Musical Trick or Treat


Isn't there something so magical about Halloween night? Dressing up in costume and heading door to door with friends for some trick or treating - never knowing when someone might pop out and shout BOO!


I've been thinking a lot about how to bring that fun and magic into lessons to capture the imagination of my students. Inspired by a simple sorting activity, there are many ways for you and your students to enjoy Musical Trick or Treat. I've provided a few ideas as a starting point. Let your imagination take you away. I'm sure you'll be amazed by what you and your students come up with!



  • sort the music notes from the rests
  • sort dotted rhythms from simple rhythms
  • match note values with their rhythm values
  • create rhythms to clap and play together
  • place rhythm candies on a large musical staff to create your own Halloween composition
  • use the blank candies to create your own! Laminate and use dry erase marker so they can be reused
  • send this activity to your studio students so they can have fun making music at home!


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  • Born in Ontario, Stéphanie has lived in 5 provinces coast to coast and has been making music across Canada for decades.  She holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Saskatchewan and completed her Master's degree in Flute Performance from the University of Toronto.   Stéphanie is a new mama, enjoys her coffee with a hint of maple syrup, sports hot pink lip stick [her favourite colour!], and enjoys baking homemade chocolate chip cookies for her students & family.  As Founder & Lead Educator of FlutePlay, Stéphanie strives to make music more accessible to families by encouraging wind instruments from a young age.  Her favourite thing about teaching little flutes?  The combination of creativity & physical activity makes learning music a whole lot of fun. To read more about Stéphanie and her flute studio, please visit her website: