Halloween songs for kids that teachers, parents, and kids love!
Music is one of the best teaching tools there is! There is lots of scientific research showing how music actually makes children smarter. A singing child is a happy child, and when you have a full class of children, that can be priceless! Enjoy these songs during October and Halloween, then don’t miss the rest of our best songs for kids!
There always comes that time when you need some fresh tunes. Holidays and seasons provide a great opportunity to switch up your musical rotation and add some new songs to the mix! Whether you’re using songs in circle time, for transitions, for a brain break, or for some fun at home, there’s bound to be a themed song that will fit the ticket. Fall is an especially rich time, because there are lots of both pumpkin songs and Halloween songs to choose from!
Halloween Songs for Kids
Enjoy these traditional and well-known pumpkin and Halloween songs, and discover new and inviting Halloween rhymes, chants, and dances.
Pumpkin Songs for Kids
5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate
This adorable pumpkin song is a classic! It’s a perfect Halloween song for kids. This version includes some (very cute!) witches and lyrics as well.
5 Little Pumpkins
If you are looking for those 5 Little Pumpkins without a witch, here’s a great song! My preschooler is singing this non-stop right now and loves acting out the different emotions. It’s a great pumpkin song to sing at Halloween or any time of the year.
5 Little Pumpkins Jumping on the Bed
Those 5 silly pumpkins are at it again! Enjoy this version of the classic preschool chant, “5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.” It’s one of the only preschool pumpkin songs out there that isn’t Halloween-themed.
This Is the Way We Carve a Pumpkin
Another great pumpkin song for preschoolers! (Let’s face it, I love most everything from Super Simple Learning!) Their songs are just so sweet, friendly, and age-appropriate.
Halloween and Pumpkin Chants and Rhymes
Jbrary never disappoints! They have several Halloween songs and chants, and this one is one of our favorites. It’s always a hit at storytime or circle time! The kids love adding their own creative ingredients into the witch’s pot.
Who Took the Candy?
Patting and clapping to a beat is such a great skill! This adorable Halloween chant, which mimics the popular “Who Stole the Cookies” game, is sure to give your kids lots of gross motor practice, and they’ll love the silly characters. It’s a perfect chant to learn and say with your kids without the video, too!
A Halloween Shapes Toddler Story
This is a really great Halloween rhyme, not only for toddlers, but for older kids too! Be sure to have your remote handy to pause the video so your kids can guess the answers when he asks a question.
Another really fun Pumpkin chant from Jbrary. There are a ton of great rhyming words included, helping to build those early literacy skills! (Have you seen our whole list of rhyming songs?) It may be helpful to have the words listed on a whiteboard, or pictures displayed of the different parts of the song, so the kids can more easily follow along. (Doesn’t hurt adults to have a visual aid, either!)
Halloween Songs for Kids
This is Halloween
What is Halloween without the song This is Halloween! It’s a perfect Halloween party song or a great song to sing and dance to during circle time on Halloween.
Baby Shark Halloween
Are your kids as obsessed with Baby Shark as mine are? I confess that I actually love that little song, and don’t tell the kids, but it’s super educational! Here’s an adorable holiday version that is a perfect Halloween party song, or would be a great Halloween circle time song.
If You’re a Kid (Halloween Remix)
Another great Halloween song for preschool! The video is cute, or you can also just turn on the audio to hone those critical listening skills. Your kids will love dancing and acting out the different movements.
Skeleton Dance – Shake Dem Halloween Bones
I love it when they take classic songs and turn it into great Halloween music for kids! This catchy tune is sure to keep your kids’ attention. This one would be a great Halloween party song, too!
Get movin’ with this Kidz Bop version of Thriller! It’s a perfect Halloween song to get into the Halloween spirit!
Alphabet Halloween Song for Kids
I always love the chance to reinforce letters and letter sounds, and this wonderful Halloween-themed chant is a great tie-in to your literacy unit.
Can You Make a Happy Face?
Here’s another great kids’ song for Halloween! I love the social-emotional growth aspect of identifying the different pumpkins’ emotions, and your kids will have a blast making the different faces.
What Halloween song list would be complete without the classic Monster Mash? It’s the original Halloween party song! Your kids will have a great time listening and dancing along. And it is perfect to go along with monster books!
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