Halloween Songs


To the Tune of “Sixteen Tons”, only much slower and not syncopated.

On a scary, hairy Halloween night,

I though 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 candle light, 

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.

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