Hinges for Halloween!

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Teach the song Hinges using a paper plate skeleton … kind of bringing in a Halloween theme into singing time while not really.  You can easily use this paper plate skeleton any time of year to teach the song.

Camille's Primary Ideas: Hinges for Halloween singing time ideas

Paper Plate Skeleton

Easily create a paper plate skeleton using cheap-0 paper plates and brads.   Here’s a pattern: 

Camille's Primary Ideas: Hinges Halloween Singing Time Lesson Plan Idea

I have a pattern available in my Resource Library.  Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.

Also available in my Resource Library are words to cut apart and tape to the skeleton.  Or simply write the words directly on your skeleton using a marker.
Camille's Primary Ideas: Hinges for Halloween singing time ideas

Hinges Activity

Before primary hang the skeleton on the board using heavy magnets on a few body sections.
 
Have the children mimic the skeleton pose as you sing the song.  Afterward, pick a child (or 2) to come up, remove a phrase (optional) and put the skeleton in a new position.
 
Have the children mimic the new skeleton pose and sing the song again.  Repeat with new children and new poses until all the words have been removed or you run out of time. 
 
I love that this is sort-of Halloween related without being Halloween related!
 
Sing Hinges using this activity in a classroom setting!  More details HERE.
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Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Hinges.

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7 thoughts on “Hinges for Halloween!”

  1. This is a great wiggle worm song. My kids love singing it and bending our hinges every which way. Both Jr and Sr primary have started to prefer it over "Snowman", which is a huge deal.

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