Halloween Poems For Kids

Make Halloween Celebrations More Fun With Some Spooky, Halloween-themed Poems For Kids

October is here and Halloween is just around the corner. Kids will be busy planning their trick or treating costumes and counting the candies they’ll collect. This Halloween, add a poetic twist to the celebrations by teaching your little ones some Halloween poems for kids. So, instead of just screaming “Trick or treat” they can recite a cute little poem and wow the neighborhood. 

Poems for kids are wonderful tools to boost a child’s literacy skills. Poems use word play, metaphors, imagery and other symbolic language to evoke the reader’s imagination and emotions. The rhyme and rhythm of poems and nursery rhymes are especially helpful in teaching young children how to read. As they listen to poems, they understand and learn about sounds and words, which also helps them learn to speak. These funny Halloween poems for kids will help children build a whole new vocabulary. 

List Of Halloween Poems For Kids

12 Spooky And Funny Halloween Poems For Kids

Turn your tiny tots into poets with this list of Halloween-themed poems for kids.

  1. Flutter Flutter Little Bat
  2. By Leanne Guenther

    Flutter, flutter little bat,

    How I wonder where you’re at.

    Swooping through the darkest night –

    You find your way without a light.

    Flutter, flutter little bat,

    How I wonder where you’re at!

  3. I’m A Little Scarecrow
  4. By Unknown

    I’m a little scarecrow,

    Raggedy and worn

    I wear a hat,

    And a shirt that’s torn

    When the crows come,

    I wave and shout,

    “Away from my garden-get on out!”

  5. Mystic Magination Night
  6. By Patricia L. Cisco

    On one mystic, magic night,

    Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,

    kids with bags of candy sweet,

    roam door to door and street to street,

    all dressed up for trick or treat!

    Wizards with wands, pirates with hooks,

    monsters and clowns with spooky looks,

    kings and queens with capes and crowns,

    a princess in her royal gown,

    witches with warts and fairies with wings

    movies stars with sparkling rings,

    vampires with fangs that bite,

    ghost that boo all dressed in white.

    Imaginations taken flight,

    on that one mystic, magic night.

    Oh, the fun of Halloween,

    be young or old or in between!

  7. Witch, Witch
  8. By Rose Fyleman

    Witch, witch, where do you fly?

    Under the clouds and over the sky.

    Witch, witch, what do you eat?

    Little black apples from Hurricane Street.

    Witch, witch, what do you drink?

    Vinegar and good red ink.

    Witch, witch, where do you sleep?

    Up in the clouds where the pillows are cheap.

  9. Werewolf
  10. By Paul Perro

    The sun is going down,

    It will be night time soon.

    The werewolf will be coming out

    And howling at the moon.

  11. The Halloween Night
  12. By Sandi VanderSluis/ Corky Ferguson

    The Harvest moon fills the sky

    A wicked witch goes flying by

    Ghosts and goblins..skeleton’s too.

    Moaning and groaning, waiting for you

    Black cats prowl the graveyard plots

    Witches cook in cauldron pots

    Cemetery ghouls roam the ground

    Not one unopened grave is found

    Tombstones are an eerie sight

    Shadows dance in full moon light

    The haunted house on the hill

    Walk in there and you get a chill

    Jack-o-lanterns eyes so bright

    Trick or Treaters scream in fright

    It’s a time like you’ve never seen

    Tonight’s the night of Halloween.

  13. The Witch
  14. By Elizabeth F Guptill

    A witch went forth last Halloween

    The awfullest witch that was ever seen

    She had an old broom on which there sat

    A humpbacked, green eyed, cross old cat.

    She had a dress of black with scarlet cloak,

    A tall pointed hat. She spoke with a croak.

    This story is true, for the witch was me.

    I went to a Halloween party, you see!

  15. Happy Halloween
  16. By Unknown

    It’s late and we are sleepy,

    The air is cold and still.

    Our jack-o-lantern grins at us

    Upon the window sill.

    We`re stuffed with cake and candy

    And we`ve had a lot of fun,

    But now it’s time to go to bed

    And dream of all we’ve done.

    We`ll dream of ghosts and goblins

    And of witches that we`ve seen,

    And we`ll dream of trick-or-treating

    On this happy Halloween.

  17. Trick Or Treat
  18. By Unknown

    Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat!

    Give me something good to eat.

    Give me candy. Give me cake.

    Give me something good to take.

  19. Three Little Ghosts
  20. By Unknown

    Three little ghosts on Halloween night

    Saw a witch and shrieked in fright

    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

    One little ghost said to the other…

    I’m going home to stay with my mother.

    One little ghost can’t have much fun,

    so he ran home, and then there were none.

  21. Five Little Pumpkins
  22. By Dan Yaccarino

    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, “I’m ready for some fun!”

    Wooooo, went the wind

    And out went the light

    And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

  23. Could Be Halloween
  24. By Unknown

    Yowling, prowling, growling cat

    Why do you switch your tail like that?

    Why do your eyes flash gold and green?

    Could be–must be–Halloween!

    Slinky, inky, blinky cat,

    Why do you arch your back like that?

    What scary creatures have you seen?

    Could be–must be- Halloween!


We hope you and your child had fun reciting these Halloween poems for kids. For more Halloween fun and learning, check out Halloween words and Halloween activity sheets. For more poems, worksheets and learning materials for kids, check our kids learning section.