Halloween Songs For Kids


SHIVERY YELLS

Sung to Silver Bells

We’re on sidewalks, we’re on porches, dressed in costumes to scare.
Through the city we’re ringing your doorbells.
Trick or treating, candy eating, Gooey stuff in our hair.
But the most fun is shrieking out loud,
“Shivery yells, Shivery yells!”
That’s the Halloween nitty-gritty.
“Moan and Groan. Leave us alone.
Halloween’s just once a year.”


RUFUS JACK-O-LANTERN

Sung To Frosty the Snowman

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was a very scary sight, With triangle eyes, a twisted mouth, And a huge hole for a nose.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Is a ghost tale so they say, But the children know how the story goes, How he came to scare them one day.

There must have been some magic in the candle mom put in him, For when they struck a match to it, he began to laugh at them.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was alive as he could be, and the children say he could scream all day just like any banshee.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Was a very scary sight, With triangle eyes, a twisted mouth, And a huge hole for a nose.

Rufus Jack-o-lantern Is a ghost tale so they say, But children know how the story goes, How he came to scare them one day.

He chased them down the old graveyard with a broomstick and a mop. He scared them half to death until He came to a sudden stop.

Oh, Rufus Jack-o-lantern His time had come to go. He had to stop his scary chase When his candle would no longer glow.

Thumpity, thump, thump Thumpity, thump, thump Look at Rufus go.

Thumpity, thump, thump Thumpity, thump, thump Watch out or he’ll get your TOE!


I’m A Little Jack-o-lantern (Tune: I’m A Little Teapot)

I’m a little jack-o-lantern short and round
Somebody picked me up off the ground
They put me in the window with a light
BOO I’ll scare you on Halloween night


Stirring Chant

Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew (hold your hands together and pretend your stirring something in a big pot).
WHOOO-OO, WHOO-OO (put hands near mouth and wiggle fingers).

*Stirring and stirring and stirring our brew (same hand action as before).

WHOO-OO, WHOO-OO (same finger action as before).

Tip-toe, tip-toe, tip-toe–BOO! (With each tip-toe sing lower and use your fingers to tip-toe in the air, until BOO where you then close and open your hands next to your face, saying BOO loud!)


Five Little Bats

This fingerplay can also be used with bat patterns on Popsicle sticks. I attach the bats on small Popsicle sticks and then use Velcro to attach the bat puppets to a larger stick so they hang upside down. Remove a bat after each verse of the rhyme.

Five little bats hanging upside down. The first little one didn’t make a sound. The second one said, “I’ll fly far tonight.” The third one said, “I don’t like sunlight.” The fourth one said, “I want to eat some bugs.” The fifth one said, “Let me give you a hug.” Five little bats hanging upside down. Shhh! It’s daytime, don’t make a sound!


Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle
I am a trick or treater set to go
Here is my flashlight I’ll walk slow
I always say thank you for my treats
And I never run across the street!


Halloween Chant

Start by holding up 5 fingers above opposite wrist wiggle hand-

“5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate.” (hold up 1 finger for 1st pumpkin then 2 etc.)
The 1st one said “my it’s getting late”.
The 2nd one said “there are witches in the air”.
The 3rd one said “I don’t care”.
The 4th one said let’s run let’s run”. The 5th one said “Isn’t Halloween fun?” (make swishing gesture)

Then swish went the wind and out went the lights and the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight. (roll hand over hand)


Halloween, Halloween

Halloween, Halloween, Big black cats. (make cat claws with hands) Halloween, Halloween, Big black cats. (make cat claws with hand) Witches flew on broom sticks, (fly hand through the air) Wearing pointed hats. (Make a pointed hat with hands on top of head) Halloween, Halloween, Big black cats. (cat claws)


Pumpkin Pumpkin

Sung to Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

Pumpkin, pumpkin sitting on a wall.
Pumpkin, pumpkin, tip and fall.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin, rolling down the street.
Pumpkin, pumpkin, trick or treat.


This is a Halloween song sung to the tune of the itsy bitsy spider.

A creepy, crawly monster is coming straight at me.
Closer and closer he climbs upon my knee.
Up to my shoulder, the monster’s much too near,
“Happy Halloween” he whispers in my ear.

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