Halloween Songs For Kids


Bats are sleeping

Tune: Frere Jacques

Bats are sleeping Bats are sleeping
Upside down, upside down
Waiting for the night to come
Waiting for the night to come
Then they fly around Then they fly around

*Great transition song for walking down the hallway – the kids flap their arms like they are flying.


Three Little Ghosts Chant

Three little ghosts on Halloween night; saw a witch and freaked in freight.
The witch just laughed and shouted BOO.
One ghost ran home and then there were two.

Two little ghosts who shiver and shook, with every single step they took;
When the door opened wide “A scary goblin stood inside”
One ghost said to the other “I’m going home and stay with my mother.”

One little ghost can’t have much fun, so he ran home, then there were none.


A Pumpkin is a Pumpkin

A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin and not a white ghost. Whooooooooo!

A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin and not a scary monster. Roarrrrr!

A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin and not a black cat. Meow!!!!!

A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin
A Pumpkin is a pumpkin and not a cackling witch. Hee, hee, hee, hee, hee.

Go back and forth like a bell while singing and make the noises scary. The children learn this one fast and love it!


My favorite Halloween song is “Looking for Dracula” by Charlotte Diamond. I found some old capes and binoculars at a garage sale. I also buy the candy wax fangs at the dollar store. The children love it so much they beg me to bring the CD in the van when we go places.


Witches in a circle

Tune:  Ring Around the Rosie.

Witches in a circle
Pot full of brewwww
Stir it stir it
They all say Boo!!


Way Up High In The Bat Tree

Sung to “Way up high in the apple tree”

Way up high in the bat tree (point up)
Two little bats smiled at me (smile like a bat)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)
Down swooped the bats (make swooping action with hands) A
and I ran away as fast as I could (slap thighs quickly)

This is a fun and scary one I use. The children ask me to start singing it around the middle of September.


It’s Halloween Chant

The lamp is lit around the fire
We children sit telling ghost stories bit by bit
Till sister Jane says SHHHHH. (Verse gradually gets louder as you get near Sister Jane and then SHHH quiets every one.)

What’s that creeping round the kitchen door
What’s that creeping round the kitchen floor
What’s that screaming to the break of day…… (Pause then)
IT’S A GOBLIN!


“I’m a little Pumpkin” Sing to: I’m a little teapot

I’m a little pumpkin nice and round
I grow big and fat on the ground
When I get bright orange
Then I’ll be A Jack-O-Lantern for Halloween


“We Are Pumpkins” (Mary Had A Little Lamb) Be a big round pumpkin and use your deep voice:

We are pumpkins big & round, big & round, big & round.
We are pumpkins big & round, sitting on the ground.

Now take your pretend knife & pretend to cut out eyes, a nose & a mouth. Now you are a jack-o-lantern. Use your regular voice:

We are jack-o-lanterns big & round, big & round, big & round.
We are jack-o-lanterns big & round, sitting on the ground.

Now use your high, fast voice:

See our happy, happy smile, happy smile, happy smile.
See our happy, happy smile Smiling right at you. BOO!


There Was An Old Lady In A Pointed Hat Fingerplay

There was an old lady in a pointed hat (Use your hands to make pointed hat overhead)

She came to my door with a rap-tap-tap (pretend to knock on door)

I opened up the door to see who was there (pretend to open door)

She jumped on her broom and flew through the air. (use hand to fly into the sky)

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