Halloween Songs For Kids


Trick-Or-Treat

Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Dashing through the street,

Meeting goblins as we go,

Wearing contour sheets,

Wishing it would snow.

Bells on doorbells ring,

Making spirits bright,

What fun it is to come and sing,

And get some food tonight!

Oh, trick-or-treat, trick-or-treat,

Trick-or-treat, we say,

Try to get some treats before the ghost takes us away!

Oh, trick-or-treat, trick-or-treat,

Trick-or-treat, we say,

If you don’t have treats for us, we’ll never go away.


A Walk In The Dark

(to the tune of Pop Goes The Weasel).

Sometimes I take a walk in the dark (tiptoe in back of children while their heads are down),
I like to scream and shout.
I stand behind somebody I know (tap someone on the head),
BOO! It’s Halloween!


Wide-eyed Owl.

There was a wide-eyed owl (make circles around eyes),
With a long pointed nose (make pointed nose),
Claws on his toes (bend fingers to make claws),
And he lives high up in a tree (point up high),
And when he looks at you (circles around eyes),
He flaps his wings (flap hands) and says, whooooo, whoooo, whoooo!


Scary Halloween Night Chant

On a scary, hairy Halloween night,

I thought I’d see a ghost in white,

But very much to my surprise,

An orange ghost was before my eyes.

Now I said, “Dear ghost, how can this be?

An orange ghost is new to me.”

The ghost looked up, and then he said,

“I washed myself in yellow and red!”

We are Jack O’ Lanterns,

We are Jack O’ Lanterns,

BOO! BOO! BOO!

We are out to scare you!

BOO! BOO! BOO!

In our head is candlelight,

We have teeth that cannot bite,

Don’t you think we’re scary?

BOO! BOO! BOO!

This is very simple, but the children love it.  The element of surprise is what makes this simple chant so fun for the children.  Recite this in your spookiest voice.


Ghost Chant (recite very quietly)

Ghost so scary,
Ghost so white,
Don’t scare (child’s name) (shout the name),
On Halloween night!


We’re Not Afraid.

Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats,

We’re not afraid of this or that.

They are only make-believe,

Funny costumes on Halloween.

Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats,

We’re not afraid of this or that.


The 12 Days of Halloween

On the first day of Halloween my true love gave to me…. An owl in an old oak tree.

On the second day of Halloween my true love gave to me….2 black cats a-yoweling

On the third day of Halloween my true love gave to me….3 pumpkins glowing

On the fourth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….4 witches brewing

On the fifth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….5 candy corn YUMMMM

On the sixth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….6 scary costumes

On the seventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me….7 bats a flying

On the eighth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….8 spiders webbing

On the ninth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….9 ghost haunting

On the tenth day of Halloween of my true love gave to me….10 scarecrows scaring

On the eleventh day of Halloween my true love gave to me….11 wolves howling

On the twelfth day of Halloween my true love gave to me….12 banshees screaming


Halloween Surprise

Sung to: Sing a Song of Sixpence

First, you take a pumpkin,
Big and fat and round,
Then you cut the top off,
That will make a hat.
Then you hollow out the
Nose and mouth and eyes,
Now you have a Jack-O-Lantern,
Halloween Surprise!


Here We Come To Trick-Or-Treat

To the tune of “Mary Had A Little Lamb”

Here we come to trick or treat, trick or treat, trick or treat.
Here we come to trick or treat, knocking on your door.

Please give us some candy sweet, candy sweet, candy sweet.
Please give us some candy sweet, and we will say Thank You!

We wish you a Happy Halloween, Happy Halloween, Happy Halloween!
We wish you a Happy Halloween! Now we will scare you… BOO!


On Halloween (poem)

To scare some folks on Halloween, I’ll tell you what I’ll do.
I’ll hide behind this pumpkin face, and then I’ll yell . . .Boo!

I’ve used this with EEN early childhood students and they really enjoyed it. Make a large jack-o-lantern out of construction paper and glue to a large craft stick. Allow each child to have a turn hiding behind the “mask” as the class recites the poem.

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