We love including songs and rhymes in our playtime with our toddlers and preschoolers. From classic nursery rhymes that we have sung to our little ones since they are babies to counting rhymes that help our young toddlers to count and learn number words. Today I’m sharing some fun Halloween Songs and Rhymes for Toddlers and Preschoolers from witches and bats to skeletons and spiders these silly spooky songs are great for singing together or using in circle time and perfect to sing after doing some of our Halloween Crafts for Toddlers.

Fun Halloween Songs and Rhymes for Toddlers and Preschoolers to sing out loud

Fun Halloween Songs for Preschooler and Toddlers to Sing

Rhymes and songs are such an easy way to help toddlers and preschoolers develop language. They will learn ways in which word rhyme as they sound the same, they can learn counting words, beginning sounds as well as having a fun way to bond together. We’ve tried to include a variety of different types of rhymes here from a simple Halloween Finger Play to a Halloween Counting Rhyme that we love as well as lots of different rhyming words.

Pumpkin Nursery Rhyme for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Our favourite Pumpkin Rhyme to sing at Halloween is 5 Little Pumpkins. There are a few different examples of this song but we do like the versions that Dan Yaccarino shares in his book the 5 Little Pumpkins. The lyrics can be found below. I like saying this and making it into a fingerplay instead of singing it but it works sung as well.

pumpkin rhyme for toddlers and preschoolers to sing at Halloween
 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, let's run!"
The fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween fun?"

Then Woooooo went the wind
And OUT went the lights.

And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Five Little Ghosts Jumping on the Bed Counting Rhyme

Ghost craft to make after singing some of these fun Halloween Rhymes and Songs ideal for toddlers and Preschoolers

We love the counting rhyme 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed, so this Halloween Version of this popular rhyme is ideal to switch out and our kids will know the tune.

 Five little ghosts jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the Witch Doctor.
The Witch Doctor said no more ghosts jumping on the bed!

Four little ghosts jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the Witch Doctor.
The Witch Doctor said no more ghosts jumping on the bed!

Three little ghosts jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the Witch Doctor.
The Witch Doctor said no more ghosts jumping on the bed!

Two little ghosts jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the Witch Doctor.
The Witch Doctor said no more ghosts jumping on the bed!

One little ghost jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head!
Mama called the Witch Doctor.
The Witch Doctor said no more ghosts jumping on the bed!

Skeleton Song for Halloween

have fun with your preschoolers and toddlers singing these Halloween rhymes and songs

This song for toddlers isn’t one that I can remember word for word off the top of my head. I have a copy of the words when we do this but my kids have always loved shaking their body along with the words so here we go our favourite Skeleton Song for Halloween – Dem Bones!

 Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The toe bone's connected to the foot bone,
The foot bone's connected to the ankle bone,
The ankle bone's connected to the leg bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The leg bone's connected to the knee bone,
The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone,
The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The hip bone's connected to the back bone
The back bone's connected to the neck bone,
The neck bone's connected to the head bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

The finger bone's connected to the hand bone,
The hand bone's connected to the arm bone,
The arm bone's connected to the shoulder bone,
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Dem bones, dem bones, gonna walk around
Now shake dem skeleton bones!

Watch our EASY Halloween Craft for KIDS Video

Check out this simple Halloween Craft for Toddlers in the video below that you can make before you and they snuggle down and read one of these not so spooky Halloween Books together.

Spider Nursery Rhyme and Finger Play

So I am sure that there are a few spooky spider rhymes for Halloween that we could sing. However, I much prefer a classic rhyme here and Incy Wincy Spider or Itsy Bitsy Spider, if you are in the USA, is our favourite and you can use your hands get your spider to climb and the rain can come down. So we’re sticking with this check out the words below.

 Incy Wincy Spider.
Climbed up the water spout!
Down came the rain and washed the spider out!
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.
And Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

Monster Song for Toddlers and Preschoolers

silly and not so scary halloween songs and rhymes to sing with your toddlers and preschoolers

Monsters can be scary but they can also be fun. I remember finding this little song back when I taught this age group around Halloween time and it was always a favourite with my classes and when we sang it at rhyme time with the toddler and baby groups when my little ones were young. I had a set of monster finger puppets that I found and used to use those and put my fingers down as we went through the rhyme.

 Five little monsters sitting by the door.
One ran away and then there were four.
Four little monsters sitting in a tree.
One fell off, and then there were three.
Three little monsters drinking orange brew.
One fell in, and then there were two.
Two Little monsters having lots of fun.
One went home, and then there was one.
One little monster sitting in the sun.
It melted away, and then there was none!

Witch Rhyme for Preschoolers

little witch rhyme to sing with your toddlers and preschoolers this halloween plus other fun songs

We love traditional and classic rhymes and this Witches Rhyme or Poem is fun to say with your class. There was an Old Witch is a US Nursery Rhyme ideal for Halloween time.

 There was an old witch
Believe it if you can
She tapped on the windows
And she ran, ran, ran

She ran helter-skelter
With her toes in the air,
Cornstalks were flying
From the old witch's hair.

Swish goes the broomstick
Meow goes the cat,
Plop goes the hop-toad
Sitting on her hat.

"Whee!" chuckled I,
What fun, what fun!

Halloween night
When the old witch runs.

Watch Our Easy Halloween Treats Video for more Halloween Fun!

Now head over to our Halloween Potion Popcorn to get the full recipe and instructions to make them with the kids.

Bat Rhyme for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Our last of the rhymes is a bat rhyme it’s one that I remember singing with my mum at Halloween and is based on the Nursery Rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Check it out below

 Flutter, flutter little bat,
How I wonder where you at!

Swopping through the darkest night,
How you find your way without a light!

Flutter, flutter little bat,
How I wonder what you're at!

I hope you have enjoyed our Halloween songs and rhymes for children and have fun singing them together. Don’t forget to check out our Halloween Crafts for Toddlers as well as there are some fun ideas for you and them to do together.

Fun Halloween Songs and Rhymes for Toddlers and Preschoolers to sing out loud
spooky halloween rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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