Halloween Songs For Kids


This is a variance to the “Five Little Pumpkins” Song, for those centers that don’t celebrate Halloween.

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (five fingers up)
The first one said “Oh my it’s getting Late” (Hands on Cheeks)
The second one said “There’s a chill in the air” (arms around self)
The third one said “But we don’t care” (swing pointer finger)
The fourth one said “We’re ready for some fun!” (hand in air)
The fifth one said “Let’s run, run, run!” (running motion)
So woooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!


Five Shiny Crows

(To the tune of 3 green and speckled frogs)

5 crows, all shiny black, Sat on a scarecrow’s back,
Eating the most delicious corn, CAW! CAW!
Scarecrow, he shouted BOO!
1 crow, away she flew!

Then there were 4 black shiny crows (just 4!)

Repeat 4 crows, 3 crows, 2 crows, etc.


Scat The Cat

My Pre-k class had a blast saying this little verse. They really get into the beat when you snap your fingers along with it. Draw and color a picture of a cat for each of the following colors: green, blue, red, yellow, orange

Scat the cat was a black cat. Everyone in his family was black. But Scat the Cat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) “I’m Scat the Cat I’m Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that.”

So Scat the cat changed into a (name of color). He was as (green as the grass; blue as the sky, red as an apple, yellow as a lemon, orange as an orange,). Scat the Cat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Cat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn’t so bad being a black cat. So he said, (Repeat verse)


In The Sky On Halloween

Tune (Twinkle,Twinkle)

In the sky on Halloween,
Many funny things are seen.
Bats and ghosts and goblins too,
Hope they don’t come after you.


Halloween is Coming Fingerplay

Halloween is coming,
Halloween is coming
Skeletons will be watching you (make circles w/ thumb and index finger as in watching)
Big black bats and witches hats OOOOOOO,
Halloween is coming Halloween is coming
Skeletons will be watching you
BOO!!


Pumpkin Pumpkin

Sung to Twinkle Twinkle

Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How’d you get so big and round?

You started as a seed so small,
Now you’re like a big round ball.

Pumpkin pumpkin on the ground
How’d you get so big and round?


Halloween Cat Chant

Halloween Cat Halloween Cat, Halloween Cat
Why do you Meow and Meow like that?
Neither I nor the moon (point up) like your tune
So SCAT!!!!
Halloween cat


There Was An Old Witch Chant

There was an old witch
Believe it if you can
She tapped on the windows and she ran, ran, ran.
She ran helter-skelter
With her toes in the air
Cornstalks flying
From the old witches hair.

“Swish” goes the broomstick
“Meow” goes the cat
“Plop” goes the hoptoad
Sitting on her hat
“Whee!” chuckled I,
“What fun, what fun”
Halloween night
When the witches run.


“Halloween Happenings”

[sung to tune of Jingle Bells]

The Witches are flying around, the moon is fully bright,
Pumpkins are glowing bright, and the graveyard has no sound,
Zombies are wandering around, their wrapping in a mess,
Goblins forever found, Elvira in distress!


WE THREE GHOSTS

Sung to We Three Kings

We three ghosts of Halloween are
Scaring kids who wander too far.
Trick or treating, candy eating,
Beware the Halloween Star.

Oh……Oh……… Star of darkness, star of fright.
Star of every gruesome sight.
West winds howling, cats a-yowling,
Let’s play some tricks tonight!

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