Halloween Songs For Kids


I’M A LITTLE PUMPKIN (the tune of I’m a Little Tea Pot”

I’m a little pumpkin orange and round (hold arms in a circle)
Here is my stem, (place fist on head)
There is the ground. (point down)
When I get all cut up (“cut” palm with opposite hand)
Don’t you shout! (shake head and point finger)
Just open me up (open top of head)
And scoop me out! (scoop out tummy)


If You’re A Ghost and You Know It

(to the tune of If You’re Happy and you know it)
If you’re a ghost and you know it,
Just say Boo
If you’re a ghost and you know it,
Just Say BOO
If you’re a ghost and you know it and you really want to show it…
If you’re a ghost and you know it just say BOO

If you’re a black cat and you know it
Just say Meow
If you’re a black cat and you know it
Just say Meow
If you’re a black cat and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you’re a black cat and you know it Just say Meow

If you’re a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones (shake your body)
If you’re a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones
If you’re a skeleton and you know it,
And you really want to show it
If you’re a skeleton and you know it,
Wiggle your bones.

If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three (all 3 actions in order of appearance)
If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three
If you love Halloween and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you love Halloween and you know it
Do all three


Who’s Afraid of Halloween Chant

Whoo, Whoo, Whoo said the owl Who’s afraid of Halloween?
Whoo, Whoo, Whoo said the owl Who’s afraid of Halloween?
Black cats here, black cats there
Funny little faces everywhere
Haa, Haa Haa, Hee, Hee Hee
Who’s afraid of Hallowe’en Not me!


Have A Happy Halloween

Sung to the tune of Clementine

Have a happy, have a happy, have a happy Halloween.
Trick of treat some, then you’ll eat some,
Have a happy Halloween.
Counting cookies, counting candy, counting every jelly bean,
Have a happy, have a happy, have a happy Halloween.
Ring the front door, ring the back door,
Ride a broomstick in between,
Have a happy, have a happy, have a happy Halloween.


Witch, Witch Fingerplay

Witch, witch,
Where do you fly?
Over the clouds and under the sky.
Witch, witch,
What do you drink?
Vinegar, oil, and thick black ink.
Witch, witch, What do you eat?
Little black apples from Horror Street.
Witch, Witch,
Where do you sleep?
Up in the clouds where pillows are cheap.


Black Cat Chant

Black cat, Black cat
Looking for a witch,
Out in the night as dark as pitch
You can’t see me cause my eyes are green
Black cat Black cat soon it’s Halloween!!

Make Blk.const. paper masks attached to a tongue depressor or popsicle stick. I cut out the oval eyes & tiny triangle nose. Kids decorate with sparkly glitter & use at circle time with the chant.


Ghost so scary,
Ghost so white
Don’t scare _________ on Halloween nite!!

Go around the group pointing while repeating chant til you say the name of the child who goes to the line. I usually say this in a whisper to add to the effect.


Trick or Treat
(tune-Frere Jacques)

Trick or Treat,
Trick or Treat.
Halloween Night.
Halloween Night.
In our costumes playing
You will hear us saying
Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat!


GREAT PUMPKIN IS COMING TO TOWN

(Sung to the tune of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”)

Oh, you’d better not shriek

You’d better not groan

You’d better not howl

You’d better not moan

Great Pumpkin is coming to town.

He’s making a list Of folks that he meets

Who deserves tricks

And who deserves treats

Great Pumpkin in coming to town.

He’s searching every pumpkin patch

Haunted houses far and near

To see if you’ve been spreading gloom

Or bringing lots of cheer.

Oh, you’d better not shriek

You’d better not groan

You’d better not howl

You’d better not moan

Great Pumpkin is coming to town.

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