Halloween Songs


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!


1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Witches (sung to the tune 1 little, 2 little, 3 little Indians)

1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Witches

Fly over haystacks, Fly over Ditches

Slide down the moon without any hitches

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)


Witch’s Brew

Stirring and stirring and stirring the brew

Whooo, Whooo, whooo, Whoooo

Tip toe, tip toe, tip toe

Boo!

My 2-4 year olds love this rhyme. They talk like a witch for the first line, make ghostly whoo sounds, whisper tip toe and shout Boo!

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