Halloween Poetry for Kids to Celebrate the Holiday

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The following selection of Halloween poetry for kids will help them feel the spirit of the mysterious holiday better and enjoy it deeper.

Halloween Poetry for Kids to Celebrate the Holiday

Halloween Poetry for Kids to Celebrate the Holiday

It's time for Halloween,
For black cats and pumpkins, too…
It's time for lots of real-scary fun
For someone sweet — like you!
Jon Bratton


It`s Halloween! It`s Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can`t be seen
on any other night:

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

Night Of Fright


Monsters, stalking through the night,
Halloween is the Night of Fright.
Fear is what this night brings,
Along with many other things.

Are you sure you are prepared?
Tonight is not for the easily scared.
Creatures from hell roam on this night,
For tonight is the Night of Fright.

Five little pumpkins

Jon Bratton

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,
«Well, I don't care!»
The fourth one said,
«Let's run and run and run!»
The fifth one said,
«I'm ready for some fun!»
Ooooo went the wind
And out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins
Rolled out of sight.

Witch, Witch

Withch 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.


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.

It's Halloween

Jon Bratton

Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats,
We're not afraid of this or that.
They are only make-believe,
Funny costumes on Halloween.
Ghosts and goblins, cats and bats,
We're not afraid of this or that.

Paul Pumpkin

Paul Pumpkin
Sat alone
Just thinking
And groaned
Whilst blinking
Which was odd
With no eye-lids!

Paul Pumpkin
Shone bright
From inside
Creamy white
Were his eyes
Which was nice
His head's empty!

Paul Pumpkin
Wasn't sad
Or gloomy
Or mad
It was roomy
Which felt good
No clutter inside!
©2002 Gareth Lancaster

Old Jack-o'-lantern

Old Jack-o'-lantern sat on a cold porch ledge,
To the darkness of night, this pumpkin did pledge.
Flickering lights inside, mysteriously strange,
When the living approached, its eyes started to change.
From a yellow glow, to a sharp piercing red,
The side of this pumpkin suddenly bled.
During a full moon, the pumpkin would speak,
If you went near, with death it would wreak.
Next time you see, the old pumpkin glow,
Don't look in his eyes, and walk really slow!

Witches Stew

Gareth Lancaster

Bubble, blubber, squirm and gloop,
Boiling broth of bat's tail soup.
Wobble, slobber, liquid goo,
Add the sole of one old shoe.
Spooky shadows dance around,
Of frogs and rats and snarling hounds.
Steam swirls rising to the roof,
Add one small ear and one old tooth.
Gnarly, scratchy, tickle and itch,
Stir round and round to make it rich.
Mushy, sticky, sizzle and stew,
They're making mischief just for you


Sandra Liatsos

There's a goblin at my window,
A monster by my door.
The pumpkin at my table
Keeps on smiling more and more.
There's a ghost who haunts my bedroom,
A witch whose face is green.
They used to be my family,
Till they dressed for Halloween.

Halloween Poetry for Kids to Celebrate the Holiday

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