Best children’s Halloween songs for preschool


children's halloween songs

Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins, and ghouls—and songs. The basic purpose of Halloween songs is to provide entertainment and educational value for children. In other words, they should be fun and teach kids a thing or two about the holiday.

There are many great Halloween songs for children, but the best ones are those that are easy to sing and remember. The following is a list of some of the best Halloween songs for preschoolers:

1. “I’m a Little Pumpkin”

A young boy sitting on a bed

This classic pumpkin song is perfect for teaching little ones about the life cycle of a pumpkin. It is written by Stephen Fite and is sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.” Its lyrics are as follows:

I’m a little pumpkin, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When the weather is warm, I grow and grow

Then I’m picked, carved, and put on display

On Halloween night, I light the way

2. “The Witch Went Over the Mountain”

This song is perfect for teaching kids about verbs. It is sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” and its lyrics are as follows:

The witch went over the mountain, To see what she could see

But all she could see, Was the other side of the mountain

So she turned herself around And started back home

3. “Five Little Pumpkins”

This is a great song for teaching counting. It is sung to the tune of “Five Little Ducks” and its lyrics are as follows:

Five little pumpkins, sitting on a gate

The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late!”

The second one said, “There are witches in the air!”

The third one said, “But we don’t care!”

The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”

The fifth one said, “It’s time for Halloween fun!”

4. “Halloween Is Coming”

This song is perfect for getting kids excited about Halloween. It is sung to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching” and its lyrics are as follows:

Halloween is coming, Halloween is near

So put on your costumes, And get ready to cheer

For ghosts and goblins, And witches galore

We’ll have lots of fun When Halloween comes knocking at your door!

5. “A Haunted House on Halloween Night”

This song is perfect for teaching kids about rhyming. It is sung to the tune of “The Muffin Man” and its lyrics are as follows:

There was a haunted house on Halloween night

All the ghosts were there, And they gave a fright

They said, “BOO!” And then they disappeared

Into the shadows Of the haunted house on Halloween night

6. “This Is the Way We Carve Our Pumpkins”

This song is perfect for teaching kids about the pumpkin carving process. It is sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” and its lyrics are as follows:

This is the way we carve our pumpkins

To make them look just right

We cut out their eyes, And mouths so wide

And then we put a candle inside

And watch them glow all Halloween night!

7. “Halloween Night”

This song is perfect for setting the mood on Halloween night. It is written by R.L. Stine and is sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Its lyrics are as follows:

On Halloween night, The moon is shining bright

The ghosts are out, And they’re ready to scare

So watch out for witches, And black cats, too

And don’t forget the goblin that’s waiting for you!

8. “Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet”

This song is perfect for teaching kids about rhyming. It is sung to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and its lyrics are as follows:

Trick or treat, smell my feet

Give me something good to eat

If you don’t, I don’t care

I’ll just go over there

And trick or treat some more.

9. “Halloween Is Here!”

This song is perfect for getting kids excited about Halloween. It is sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus” and its lyrics are as follows:

Halloween is here! Halloween is here!

Get ready for some Halloween fun!

We’ll put on our costumes, And go door to door

And collect lots of candy, That’s what we’re looking for!

10. “Happy Halloween”

This song is perfect for teaching kids about rhyming. It is sung to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” and its lyrics are as follows:

Happy Halloween, Everyone have fun

Dressing up in costumes, And going door to door

Collecting candy, And eating lots of sweets

That’s what Halloween is all about!

These are just a few of the best Halloween songs for preschoolers. For more great ideas, check out your local library or bookstore. Happy singing!

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