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Halloween Rhymes and Songs for Toddlers and Preschoolers

With Halloween around the corner, it’s time to enliven the atmosphere with some catchy songs and rhymes! I’ve collected and curated my kids and I’s favourite Halloween Rhymes especially tailored for toddlers and preschoolers, from spooky spiders to giggling ghosts, and more for you. So here we go our selection of Fun and Spooky Halloween Songs and Rhymes for Kids to take you all the way to Halloween Night with songs and dance.

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The Importance of Songs & Rhymes for Early Development

Here on Rainy Day Mum you will find lots of collections of curated nursery rhymes and songs and that’s because they are a really important part of early years development. Whether you are an educator or a parent these songs and rhymes are ideal to use for circle time this time of year or just to have a fun dance around the kitchen at home.

They rhyming patterns, letter sounds, new words and expansion of vocabulary as you sing family songs and rhymes over and over again help with literacy and language skills from a very early age.

Where you us rhymes like our selection of counting rhymes they help with number skills.

Singing and dancing together is a great time to bond with your little ones, it really doesn’t matter how bad or great you are at singing just have some fun together.

Fun Halloween Songs for Preschooler and Toddlers to Sing

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.

I’ve updated each rhyme with a video so even if you don’t know the tune you’ll be able to sing along. So here you go our favorite Halloween rhymes.

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Check out our selectin of Halloween Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers they are ideal to share alongside these songs with your little ones.

Pumpkin Nursery Rhyme: Five Little Pumpkins

Recommended book to read whilst singing this rhyme is Dan Yaccarino’s 5 Little Pumpkins.

This classic rhyme can be sung or used as a fingerplay, perfect for 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.

Counting Rhyme: Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed

A Halloween twist to the popular “5 Little Monkeys”. Teach counting while having fun!

Five little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

Four little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

Three little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said.
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

Two little monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped her head.
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

One little monster jumping on the bed.
She fell off and bumped her head.
Mummy called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed.”

Skeleton Dance: Dem Bones!

Shake, rattle, and roll with this energetic song. Ideal for toddlers to move and groove!

 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!
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Spider Nursery Rhyme: Incy Wincy Spider

A timeless classic! Engage in hand movements and sing along.

 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.

Ghost Counting Song

This delightful rhyme, ideal for Halloween, can be paired with ghost finger puppets for added fun.

Five little ghosts went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
But back to the house only four ghosts flew.

1, 2, 3, 4.

Four little ghosts went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
But back to the house only three ghosts flew.

1, 2, 3.

Three little ghosts went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
But back to the house only two ghosts flew.

1, 2. 

Two little ghosts went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
But back to the house only one ghost flew.

1. 

One little ghost went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
But back to the house no little ghosts flew. 

Sad mother ghost went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
And back to the house all the five ghosts flew. 

Five little ghosts went out one night.
Haunting, spooking, what a fright.
Mother ghost said boooooooo...boo!
And back to the house all the five ghosts flew.

Classic Witch Rhyme: There Was an Old Witch

A traditional rhyme, perfect for setting the Halloween mood.

 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.

Bat Rhyme: Flutter, Flutter Little Bat

A twist on “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, this bat rhyme is sure to be a hit.

 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!

Goblins Dance

A fun take on the “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” Song this Goblin rhyme has so many actions to do and it’s a lot of fun!

Children dressed up for Halloween dancing to one of the Halloween rhymes.
Goblins, Goblins Turn Around
Goblins, Goblins, Turn Around! (turn around)
Goblins, Goblins, Touch the ground! (touch ground)
Goblins, Goblins, Reach up high! (stretch up high)
Goblins, Goblins, Squint your eyes!  (squint eyes)
Goblins, Goblins, Show your teeth!  (bare teeth and make claws)
Goblins, Goblins, Stomp your feet!  (stomp)
Goblins, Goblins, Slap your knees!  (slap knees)
Goblins, Goblins, Sit down, please!  (sit down)

More Halloween Activities for Your Little Witches and Monsters

Check out some of these fantastic Halloween Crafts and Activities for Toddlers selected below or why not head to our curated list of all of our favourite ones to try!

Simple ghosts made with a straw on a piece of black card. text overlay reads Straw Block Ghosts, Easy Halloween Craft.
Collage of 4 Mummy Crafts and Activities for Kids of all Ages. A masking tape mummy, mason jar mummy, mummy handprint craft ideal for your little ones and delicious mummy hot dogs for Halloween.
homemade halloween paper chains with free printable jack-o-lantern faces to make with kids
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.

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