Halloween Songs For Kids


5 LITTLE PUMPKINS (Sitting on a Gate)

5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (show 5 fingers)

A witch came flying by, (use other hand to make a flying motion)

HA! HA! HA! I’ll take one home (grab a “pumpkin”)

And make a pumpkin pie (rub tummy)

Repeat until there are no more pumpkins.You can also use this for large motor or music time by changing it to “5 little children sitting in a row” etc.


My Face is so Round

My face is so round

With eyes so bright

A nose that glows

My what a sight

A big, big mouth

With a jolly grin

No arms, no legs

Just head to chin

What am I?

A jack-o-lantern


The Goblin In The Dark

Sing to tune of “Farmer in the Dell.” I use stick puppets for designating characters.

The goblin in the dark,

The goblin in the dark,

Hi, Ho it’s Halloween, the goblin in the dark!

The goblin takes the ghost,

The goblin takes the ghost,

Hi, Ho it’s Halloween, the goblin takes the ghost!

The ghost takes the witch,

The ghost takes the witch,

Hi, Ho it’s Halloween, the ghost takes the witch!

The witch takes the cat,

The witch takes the cat,

Hi, Ho it’s Halloween, the witch takes the cat!

The cat takes the bat,

The cat takes the bat,

Hi, Ho it’s Halloween, the cat takes the bat!

The bat stands alone,

The bat stands alone,

Hi, Ho on Halloween, the bat stands alone!


Hi Ho Halloween’s Here

To the tune of the ‘Elephant Song’

One Jack-o-lantern went out to play

upon a pumpkin vine one day,

He had so much spooky fun

He called for another Jack-o-lantern to come

One child stands to start – then chooses 2nd Jack-o-lantern

As each  Jack-o-lantern is added children count and tell how many until all are standing in a row – then vine breaks and all fall down!


Jack o Lantern     Sung to I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little Jack o lantern

Fat and Fine

They picked me off a pumpkin vine

Halloween is coming don’t you know

just light my candle and watch me glow


The Ghost (A fingerplay)

I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)

He saw me too (point to yourself)

I waved at him (wave your hand)

But he said, “BOO!” (try to scare person next to you)


I’m a Little Pumpkin (I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little pumpkin

Round and stout

Packed full of seeds that you can scoup out

When I get all carved up

Then I’ll be

The cutest Jack-o-Lantern you ever did see.


I am a big user of the flannel board. I hope to see a big come back in stories and poems for it. This is a simple activity the children love. Cut a large pumpkin out of orange flannel. One side is blank, the other side has a Jack-O-Lantern face.

Here is a pumpkin, big and fat

He turns into a jack o lantern (snap your fingers, turn pumpkin over)

Just like that!

Its easy and the children like to do it for themselves.


Here’s a witch with a tall, tall hat.(hands pointed over hat)

Two big eyes on a black, black, cat. (Hands around eyes)

Jack O Lanterns in a row (make circles in front of you)

Funny Clowns are laughing. Ho, HO, Ho.(hold stomach)

Bunny’s ears flopping up and down

Fairy Queen wears a fairy crown

Gypsy plays a tambourine (clap hands together)

Cowboy twirls a rope

It’s Halloween!

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.