Halloween Songs For Kids


The Pumpkins are Here – (sung to: “The Farmer in the Dell”).

The pumpkins are here, the pumpkins are there. The pumpkins, the pumpkins are everywhere.

The pumpkins are up; the pumpkins are down. The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all around.

The pumpkins are in; the pumpkins are out. The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all about.

The pumpkins are low; the pumpkins are high. The pumpkins, the pumpkins all say, “Good-bye”.

Cut out pumpkin shapes (add faces if you wish) and glue to popsicle sticks. Let the children use these as props when you sing this song. My son brought this home from his 3 year preschool. He really enjoys singing this song!


Hookey Spookey

Cut one 14 inch orange and one 14 inch black crepe paper streamer per child. Either loosely tie on each wrist or have the child hold one in each hand. Sing the Hokey Pokey song, revised: Put your orange hand in,

Put your orange hand in,
Put your orange hand out,
Put your orange hand in and you shake it all about.
You do the Hookey Spookey and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

Repeat: black hand…
orange leg…
black leg…
whole self.


Ring Around The Pumpkins

It’s sung to the tune of “Ring Around the Rosey.”

Ring Around the Pumpkins,
Pocket full of spiders,
Boo! Boo!
We all fall down!
The ghosts are in the meadow,
Drinking witches brew,
Boo! Boo!
We all stand up!

My group loves this, we laugh so hard when we play this!


Brown Owl (Tune: Brown Bear) (flannel board figures)

Brown Owl Brown Owl, Who do you see? I see a White Ghost looking at me.

(Continue using) Purple Bat….Green Witch…. Black Cat and finally Pumpkin pumpkin what do you see? I see a Jack O Lantern looking at me.


Where Oh Where…(Tune: The Paw Paw Patch)

Where Oh where can you find an orange pumpkin
Where oh where can you find an orange pumpkin
Where oh where can you find an orange pumpkin?|
Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch

Come on boys let’s go find them
Come on girls lets go find them
Come on everybody
Let’s go find them
Way down yonder in the pumpkin patch!!


Old Mrs Witch (Tune: 1st couple of lines to 3 Blind mice)

Old Mrs. Witch,
Old Mrs. Witch.
Tell me how you fly, tell me how you fly?
I fly on my broom stick,
I fly on my broomstick,
I fly on my broomstick up in the sky.

Old Mrs. Witch,
Old Mrs. Witch.
Tell me what you see, tell me what you see?
I see a jack-o-lantern, (Repeat 2 more times) smiling at me.

Old Mrs. Witch, Old Mrs. Witch
Tell me what you do, (Repeat 1 more time)
I fly on my broomstick, (repeat 2 more times) and I’ll scare you. BOO!!


Safe Treats (sung to Frere Jacques)

Never eat your treats
Never eat your treats
Till their checked
Till their checked
Show them to Mommy
Show them to Daddy
Make sure they’re safe
Make sure they’re safe


Big Orange Pumpkin Chant

I’m a big orange pumpkin fat and round
Growin’ by the cornfield on the ground
I will be a Jack-o-lantern with two big eyes
Or maybe I’ll be baked into two pumpkin pies


Jack-O-Lantern Chant

First two eyes and then a nose,
Then a mouth with teeth in rows.
Oh! Oh! spooky sight,
Jack-o-lanterns in the night.

Jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern,
You are such a funny sight,
As you sit there in the window
Looking out at the night.

Once you were a yellow pumpkin,
Growing on a sturdy vine,
Now you are a jack-o-lantern,
Let the candlelight shine.


Three Little Witches

One little, two little, three little witches. (Hold up 1,2,3 fingers)
Fly over haystacks, fly over ditches. (Make flying motion with hands)
Fly over moonbeams without any hitches. (Make flying motion with opposite hand.)
Hey, Ho, Halloween Night! (Clap)

One little, two little, three little witches. (Hold up 1,2,3 fingers)
Fly over barb wire and tore there britches. (Make flying motion with one hand, then turn and show your “torn britches”)
Had to go home and get some stitches. (Pretend to sew)
Hey, Ho, Halloween Night! (Clap)

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