Dance like a zombie game! … Tik Tok?

If you are teaching Halloween this year ( I think I’m moving further and further towards not teaching it, but that’s another story!) then this a very fun game.

First the regular non-social distance version:

1. Split the kids into two groups.


2. Put the “Eat! Drink! Dance!“,  “Superhero: I can” and Disco Warm Up (or any other verb cards) and one side of the room.

3. Put the What do you want to be for Halloween cards (e.g. vampire, witch, scarecrow, cat etc.) on the other side of the room.

4. One person from each group runs to pick up one card from the verbs pile and one from the Halloween characters pile.

5.  They run back to their group, shout out “Everybody,  {verb} like a {halloween character}”   e.g. “dance like vampire” if they have the vampire and dance card or “fly like a mummy” if they have the mummy and fly card.

6.  All the other members of their group have to do this action as a brand new halloween dance (tell them it’s for Tik Tok!)  with more and more passion until the teacher decides which of the two teams wins that point!

7. Continue from step 4 with a new student!


There is lots of creativity and imagination needed here and it works great!

For Online or Social Distanced classrooms,  

1. Put the flashcards on the board behind the teacher.

2. One child says in a super confident DJ voice “Everybody” + one of the verb cards  (take it off the board so it can’t be used again!)

3. Another child says “like a ”  + one of the halloween character cards.  (again take it off the board)

4.  Everybody repeats the full sentence, e.g. “Everybody,  swim like a skeleton!”

5. Everybody makes this into a funky halloween dance!! 🙂

6.  The best dancer gets to chose the next words!


There’s not quite as much practice as the regular version but it’s still lots of fun and of course the kids can play at home with their parents and siblings after the class! 🙂


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

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