Halloween Poems For Kids

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Halloween Poems

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Halloween Poems for Kids


Halloween Ghosts

Look at that!
Ghosts lined up
at the laundromat,
all around the

Each has
and some

Each one seems to
think it

to take a spin
in a
washing machine

before the

Lilian Moore

The Jack Pumpkin

Little Jack Pumpkin Face,

Lived on a vine,

Little Jack Pumpkin Face

Thought it was fine.

First he was small and green,

Then he was big and yellow,

Little Jack Pumpkin Face

Is a fine fellow.



Halloween Pumpkin
Dorothy Aldis

They chose me from my brother: "That's the
Nicest one," they said,
And they carved me out a face and put a
Candle on my head;
And they set me on the doorstep.  On, the
Night was dark and wild;
But when they lit the candle, then I


One scary witch

One scary witch
is coming down the street
She's tapping at the doors,
and calling Trick or Treat!

Two black cats
Appear at the gate;
With arched up backs,
They watch and wait.

Three jack-o-lanterns
Set grinning in a row;
Their candles flicker
An eerie glow.

Four bats awake,
and begin to fly.
Swishing and swooping
across the sky.

Five tree stumps
in the shadow deep.
Crouch like monsters
ready to leap.

Six orange leaves,
Float down through the air.
They rustle and whisper
"Beware, beware!"

Seven gray clouds
Slide the moon from sight,
they stop; they hover;
They darken the night.

Eight white objects twist
And twine,
Are they ghosts....
Or sheets on a line?

Nine little field mice
Scatter and run.
Spooky nights
Are not much fun.

Ten owls smile -
They know you see....
It's Halloween
And the witch is me!


Tiny Ghost

A teeny, tiny ghost
no bigger than a mouse
at most,
lived in a great big house

It's hard to haunt
a great big house
when you're a teeny, tiny ghost
no bigger than a mouse
at most.

He did what he could do.

So every dark and stormy night
the kind that shakes the house with fright -
if you stood still and listened right,
you'd hear a
teen tiny


Lilian Moore




What is Halloween for Kids

Goblins on the doorstep,
Phantoms in the air,
Owls on witches' gateposts
Giving stare for stare.
Cats on flying broomsticks,
Bats against the moon,
Stirring rounds of fate-cakes
With a solemn spoon,
Whirling apple parings,
Figures draped in sheets
Dodging, disappearing,
Up and down the streets,
Jack-o'-Lanterns grinning,
Shadows on the screen,
Shrieks and starts and laughter _
This is Halloween.

Dorothy Brown Thompson

Its Halloween for Kids

I see creatures coming down my street;
It's Halloween; let's see who we'll meet!

Why here comes a friend - little Pikachu;
Stopping by to say hi to you!

Right behind him is my buddy Taz;
I love this guy; he's such a "spaz"!

Whoa, take a look at Mickey Mouse;   
Glad he made it to my house!

And here comes our old friend Blue;
Stopping by to say "trick or treat" to you!

Who's that there, right behind Blue, I think I see;    
Sponge Bob Square Pants popping in to say hello to me!

Have a safe and happy Halloween my little friends;
We'll be back to see you when it's Halloween once again!

By Rita Hallmark


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