Welcome to the Spooky Collection of Fun Halloween Music Worksheets for Kids
Here you’ll find free printable worksheets plus games and activities that are perfect for private or group lessons. Scroll down for the fun way to teach music theory in October.
How to get started:
1. Click play to see an introduction to the activities on this page.
2. Scroll down to find the worksheets. To print any of the worksheets for free, just click on an image.
3. Play Halloween music games with your students. Double the effectiveness of each printable by utilizing the fun companion activities described below.
Spider Web Music Intervals
Reading music is so much easier when kids can quickly recognize music intervals. Use this worksheet to help students master fourths and fifths. The more practice they get, the faster they will be at recognizing intervals within their music.
To complete the worksheet, kids look at each pair of notes surrounding the spider. If the interval shown matches the interval named in the middle, students draw a line from the notes to the interval name. When they’re finished drawing lines they will have an interval spider web!
Frankenstems–A Stem Rules Worksheet for Halloween
A Frankenstem is a stem that is on the wrong side of the note or going in the wrong direction. Students can learn the stem rules to make sure that they never draw Frankenstems in their music theory assignments.
Review the stem rules and then give your student a copy of this worksheet. Ask him to correctly add stems to all the notes, and then check his answers and give feedback as needed. Now you’ll have a fun way to correct him if he forgets the stem rules in the future–just tell him that you found some Frankenstems in his theory assignment!
Candy Corn Note Name Challenge
Students will always and forever need lots of practice to learn note names. Teachers are wise to start early and regularly practice note identification. Use a variety of activities, like the worksheets on this website and the activity idea below to keep kids excited and engaged.
The worksheet is pretty straightforward. You just print and hand a copy to your student, along with a pencil and ask them to write the name of the treble clef note on the line beneath the staff.
While the worksheet above focuses on the treble clef notes, this worksheet isolates the bass clef. Some students seem to have more difficultly with the bass clef, so you may want to use this worksheet several times. You could time the student every week and celebrate with the student as their time improves.
Trick or Treat Rhythms
I love to use these worksheets with my youngest students. They get so excited to see all the trick or treaters and to talk about what costume they wore last year and what they want to be for Halloween this year.
This worksheet was actually inspired by a four year old student who was just being introduced to quarter notes and half notes. He was so excited when he saw the activity and it has continued to be a hit with other kids. I have used it with children as young as three years old.
Students hunt through the page to find all the quarter notes and then use their pencil to circle each one. Teacher then checks their answers and gives feedback or additional teaching as needed. It’s a simple yet effective way to help students practice and to check if they really are understanding the difference between the appearance of the two notes.
There are two versions of the worksheet so that if you like you can do the activity and search for quarter notes and then give your students the second version and have kids look for half notes.
Halloween Mystery Thief–a Musical Terms Worksheet and Game
Here’s a super fun way to review musical terms. To use the worksheet, kids read the definition and then search for the Halloween character who has that vocabulary word. Kids then draw a line from the definition to the character.
This printable is definitely the most fun when used as a game (especially in group piano lessons), so be sure to read the game instructions below. My students LOVE this game!
If you’re wanting to focus solely on note names, have your students draw whole notes. If you’d like them to also practice the stem rules, you can ask your students to draw quarter notes
There are two versions of this worksheet so that you can help students with their trouble areas. I find that if a student is struggling with a particular clef, it helps to spend at least a couple of minutes every lesson isolating that clef to work on note names.
The Count of Musicland–A Rhythm Worksheet
This worksheet helps kids review note values. Students write the number of beats each note receives below the note. Then kids need to figure out which one note has the same number of beats to equal the sum of the first two. Kids then draw in that note (great practice for correctly drawing notes) and write the number of beats it receives.
Black Cat Intervals
Black Cat Intervals gives kids practice with identifying music intervals. Tell children that while there is a superstition of it being bad luck to let a black cat cross your path, a surefire way to have good luck when sightreading at the piano is to be able to quickly identify intervals. To use the worksheet, kids identify the interval and then draw a line to the interval name.
Newly Added Halloween Music Theory Worksheets
Knock, Knock, Trick or Treat
This is a music theory worksheet that focuses on helping kids learn to correctly draw music symbols. Kids practice tracing and then “copycatting” the treble clef, bass clef, brace and double bar line.
Whoo Whoo Halloween Song
The Scarecrow Shuffle–Worksheet for Identifying Half Steps and Whole Steps
I created this worksheet with a couple of my younger students in mind. They’re needing extra practice identifying half steps and whole steps. In this activity, kids just look at the highlighted keys and then circle “half step” or “whole step”.
Can’t Ask Your Mummy–Music Note Name Worksheet
Spooky Piano Keys
New! Flat Key Signatures Drive Me Batty
This new Halloween music theory worksheet will help your students practice identifying flat key signatures. There’s an easy trick for figuring out the name of flat key signatures. Just look at the second to last flat. The only exception is the key of F (which only has one flat). Students will just have to memorize this one. But if they memorize F and then learn the trick, identifying flat key signatures will be a piece of cake!
Key Signatures Drive Me Batty
Learning how to quickly identify key signatures just takes time. But with the extra practice provided by worksheets like this one, key signatures will no longer drive your students batty! This one is pretty straightforward. Students just write the name of the key signature below each example.
Spooky Notes for Bass Clef
This is a note name worksheet for beginners who need practice with bass clef notes. For whatever reason, a lot of students seem to have more trouble with the bass clef, so it’s a good idea to start early and give them lots of practice. You can print out this worksheet and have your students write the letter name beneath each note. This worksheet has 6 notes, which I’ve found to be a good number for beginner kids who tire of longer worksheets.
How are You Feeling, Mr. Monster?
Here’s a fun way to do some ear training with your students who are ready to work on identifying major and minor chords. Give them a copy of this worksheet and then discuss with them how major chords are bright and happy while minor chords sound sad. Ask them to listen to a chord that you play and draw either a smile or frown on Mr. Monster’s face to match what they hear. If they hear a major chord, they will give Mr. Monster a smile. If they hear a minor chord, they will give him a frown.
Drawing Monster Rests
I’ve noticed students can have a hard time drawing rests correctly, so I created this fun Drawing Monster Rests worksheet. Students often mix up the half and whole rests, and when they draw them it helps kids to better be able to distinguish the two when they are reading their sheet music.
The biggest monster for most students, however, is the quarter rest. Drawing that little squiggly line correctly can cause a lot of frustration for kids. I like to have my students practice tracing it, and then when they freehand I tell them that it looks kind of like a “Z” with a tail. These instructions seem to help and it’s fun to see kids improve as they continue to practice drawing music symbols.
Spooky Notes for Treble Clef
This printable helps kids learn to identify the treble clef notes. It is designed for young beginners. I like that it focuses on the treble clef but also shows the bass clef. A lot of students have trouble understanding that a note on the top line of the treble clef has a different name for the top line note of the bass clef. So I think it helps if beginners they can often see the treble and bass clef together and recognize that they are not the same. To complete the worksheet, kids just identify the note and then write the letter name beneath each example.
More Holiday Music Theory Worksheets
If you liked these Halloween music theory worksheets, you might want to check out the free printable music theory worksheets for other holidays. Just click a link or an image below to visit the pages for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter.
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