Halloween Songs


 RFUFUS JACK-O-LANTERN (Frosty the Snowman) 

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was a very scary sight, With triangle eyes, a twisted mouth, And a huge hole for a nose.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Is a ghost tale so they say, But the children know how the story goes, How he came to scare them one day.

There must have been some magic in the candle mom put in him, For when they struck a match to it, he began to laugh at them.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was alive as he could be, and the children say he could scream all day just like any banshee.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was a very scary sight, With triangle eyes, a twisted mouth, And a huge hole for a nose.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Is a ghost tale so they say, But children know how the story goes, How he came to scare them one day.

He chased them down the old graveyard with a broomstick and a mop. He scared them half to death until He came to a sudden stop.

Oh, Rufus Jack-o-lantern His time had come to go. He had to stop his scary chase When his candle would no longer glow.

Thumpity, thump, thump Thumpity, thump, thump Look at Rufus go.

Thumpity, thump, thump Thumpity, thump, thump Watch out or he’ll get your TOE!


 I’m A Little Jack-o-lantern (Tune: I’m A Little Teapot)

I’m a little jack-o-lantern short and round somebody picked me up off the ground they put me in the window with a light and BOO I’ll scare you on Halloween night


 “The Stirring Song” *Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew (hold your hands together and pretend your stirring something in a big pot).

WHOOO-OO, WHOO-OO (put hands near mouth and wiggle fingers).

*Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew (same hand action as before).

WHOO-OO, WHOO-OO (same finger action as before).

Tip-toe, tip-toe, tip-toe–BOO! (With each tip-toe sing lower and use your fingers to tip-toe in the air, until BOO where you then close and open your hands next to your face, saying BOO loud!)


 Five Little Bats

This fingerplay can also be used with bat patterns on Popsicle sticks. I attach the bats on small Popsicle sticks and then use Velcro to attach the bat puppets to a larger stick so they hang upside down. Remove a bat after each verse of the rhyme.

Five little bats hanging upside down. The first little one didn’t make a sound. The second one said, “I’ll fly far tonight.” The third one said, “I don’t like sunlight.” The fourth one said, “I want to eat some bugs.” The fifth one said, “Let me give you a hug.” Five little bats hanging upside down. Shhh! It’s daytime, don’t make a sound!

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