Halloween Poems For Kids

Published: October 23, 2020

Fun Halloween Poems For Kids

24 Fun Halloween Poems For Kids

Halloween is a fun holiday for children. They get to dress up and pretend to be their favorite characters while filling their buckets with sweet treats. These poems have a fun, child-like element to celebrate Halloween.

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    Poem about a witch... for children everywhere. My daughter, Samiya, is eight years old, and she has had a talent for rhyming and writing since she was little. She wrote this poem for our family and delighted us with its wit and humor. Samiya loves playing outdoors, reading, singing, and of course, writing. She hopes to be an author and an archaeologist when she is older.

    My Next Door Neighbor Is A Witch

    • By Samiya Vallee
    • Published: September 2014

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    My next door neighbor is a witch,
    And she lives way down in a ditch.
    Her clothing is a little strange,
    Because she never wants to change.
    She has a black robe and a black hat,
    Green skin and a smelly black cat.
    A big fat wart grows on her nose,
    And seventeen pimples on her toes.

    But...her food is EVEN worse,
    Because she eats it course by course.
    Her first course is seven dead bats,
    Laid on top of seven rats.
    Then she has twenty flies
    With lots and lots of llama eyes.
    Her main course is a horrible soup,
    Because it's made with doggie poop.
    But worst of all is her dessert.
    It's little children rolled in dirt.

    Last night she had a witch's feast
    And turned into a greedy beast.
    I think she cooked my best friend Tilly
    And ate her with some peas and broccoli.

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    I REALLY GOT SCARED OMG but YES this poem is really so so so funny.

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    A poem about Halloween by an 11-year-old girl. It's very spooky on Halloween night.

    Spooky Halloween Night

    • By Jacey Vantimmeren
    • Published: December 2014

    in Halloween Poems

    It's very spooky on Halloween night.
    The ghosts and goblins will give you a fright.

    Watch your back, do not be blind.
    If you're not careful, who knows what you'll find?

    You might see things like little black bats,
    Or you might see things like scary black cats.

    On every porch there's a pumpkin or two,
    With their creepy grins smiling at you.

    It's very spooky on Halloween night.

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    It's really great! I was looking for poems for my daughter and this is amazing! It's wonderful!

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    Picking out Halloween costumes is a lot of fun for children. The options are endless. In this poem, one child knows exactly what he wants to be…something that will cause fright for other kids.

    Halloween Is Nearly Here

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    Halloween is nearly here.
    I’ve got my costume planned.
    It’s sure to be the most horrific
    outfit in the land.

    If you should see me coming
    you may scream and hide your head.
    My get-up will, I guarantee,
    fill every heart with dread.

    My costume may cause nightmares.
    Yes, my mask may stop your heart.
    You might just shriek and wet yourself,
    then squeamishly depart.

    And yet, I won’t be dressing as
    you might expect me to.
    I will not be a vampire
    or ghost that hollers “boo!”

    I won’t look like a werewolf
    or a goblin or a ghoul,
    or even like a slimy blob
    of deadly, dripping drool.

    I will not be a zombie
    or some other horrid creature.
    No, this year I’ll be much, much worse…
    I’m dressing as a teacher.

    “Halloween is Nearly Here” copyright © 2012 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Published in The Armpit of Doom. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    Halloween Is Coming

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    Creeping, crawling creatures scurry in the night,
    Rats and bats and spiders, nibble, out of sight,
    Don’t look too carefully,
    You’ll get a nasty fright!

    Monsters in the bathroom, witches in the hall,
    Hairy beasts and demons climbing every wall,
    You won’t want to catch them,
    When they start to fall!

    Vampires’ stealthy footsteps cross the wooden floor,
    Werewolves howling fearfully, beyond your kitchen door,
    Don’t look outside now,
    You won’t want to find out more!

    Zombies with their wild eyes and their soulless grins,
    Skeletons with their bony cheeks and their missing skins,
    Listen for their rattling sounds,
    But do not let them in!

    Halloween is coming, what a scary night,
    Ghosties, ghouls and goblins dancing in the light,
    Here they are all coming now, feel the spooky beat,
    If you listen, hear ‘em shout:

    “TRICK OR TREAT!”

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    Loving the Fun of this mystical, magical holiday, just a time of fun and imagination for all ages, and the best part are all the sweet treats that come along with it, Happy Halloween to all, enjoy it with fun in your heart no matter your age!

    Mystic Magination Night!

    Trick Or Treaters On Halloween

    in Halloween Poems

    On one mystic, magic night,
    Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,
    kids with bags of candy sweet,
    roam door to door and street to street,
    all dressed up for trick or treat!

    Wizards with wands, pirates with hooks,
    monsters and clowns with spooky looks,

    kings and queens with capes and crowns,
    a princess in her royal gown,

    witches with warts and fairies with wings
    movies stars with sparkling rings,

    vampires with fangs that bite,
    ghost that boo all dressed in white.

    Imaginations taken flight,
    on that one mystic, magic night.

    Oh, the fun of Halloween,
    be young or old or in between!

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    Haunted House Inventory

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    Wooden door; wide and creaky.
    Sculking cat; snide and sneaky.
    Skeletons; cold and clanky.
    Madame Witch; old and cranky.
    Ancient paintings; strange and spooky.
    Watching eyes; crazed and looky.
    Blackest bat; fast and flappy.
    Venus Flytrap; mighty snappy.
    Wailing ghosts; always moany.
    Piano playing on its owny.
    Time to go! Scream and shouty!
    Read the sign – ‘No Way Out-y!’

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    Who doesn't like Jack O' Lanterns? I love them, and carving mine every year is a big deal to me!

    My Friend Jack

    The Fun Of Jack O' Lanterns

    in Halloween Poems

    Jack comes every year to visit me,
    And his grin just makes me smile.
    Nearly toothless, he doesn't care.
    He happily laughs all the while.

    Eyes glowing in mirth and merriment,
    He makes this time of year happy,
    Though he's not much in conversation,
    And he has no repartee snappy.

    Jack just stays for a few weeks
    Every year when the leaves turn yellow.
    He's as welcome as he could possibly be.
    He's quite the fun old fellow.

    Now the sun goes down and the moon comes up,
    And the costumed monsters come calling.
    Light a candle to get Jack going!
    Fast! The eventide's falling!

    All Halloween night he sits with me,
    Grinning to greet the neighbors
    'Til his candle's gone and he goes to sleep.
    These are hours that I truly savor.

    So long old Jack, tomorrow's November!
    We'll see you again next year!
    When you come to visit from the pumpkin patch,
    We will all be waiting right here!

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    Trick Or Treat

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    Candy, candy in the bag.
    It's that time of year.
    Funny clown, witchy hag.
    Another house is near.

    Popcorn balls and tootsie rolls.
    A handful is the best
    Taken from the biggest bowls
    At homes that pass the test.

    Ding dong, ring the bell.
    Trick-or-treat is said,
    And if it does not go so well,
    Then mark the first word said.

    Trees draped in toilet paper,
    Fecal bags on fire.
    Dressed like an undertaker,
    The trick was their desire.

    Midnight comes, all bags are full.
    Time to count the bounty.
    The night is done; we've played our role
    All throughout the county.

    Enjoy this yearly fun-filled night,
    Feast upon its riches
    From the first and final bite
    Of Hugs and Hershey Kisses.

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    Poem about a typical Halloween. A Shakespearian Sonnet about none other than Halloween.

    Halloween Sonnet

    • By Paul Cleere
    • Published: December 2014

    in Halloween Poems

    When leaves start turning orange and golden-brown,
    Kids start to dress in costumes so dandy.
    For one day a year, all throughout the town
    It's time for kids to amass some candy.

    Every fun boy and girl shall don the mask,
    and with happiness, shall knock on the door.
    They all know what question they are to ask
    Trick or Treat? I want candy! Give me more!

    Up in the sky, with the orange moon so full,
    A witch is joined by her fuzzy black cats.
    A scarecrow is leaning against a pole.
    The silence is broken by shrieking bats.

    Halloween is not always full of fright,
    for anyone can be a kid that night.

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    This poem is very much like the ones my father used to like. He passed away 7 years ago.

    Halloween Allergies -- A Poem

    • By Cheri
    • Published: October 2008

    in Halloween Poems

    T'was the week before All Hallows' Eve,
    My nose was so stuffy that I couldn't breathe.
    The beasties and ghoulies all were creeping.
    (It was late at night; I should've been sleeping.)
    I heard their sighs, I heard their moans,
    Their rattling chains and creaking bones;
    But I didn't get scared, didn't wish them away
    'Cause I like to hear ghoulies and beasties at play.
    These creatures, you see, were very polite
    Each time that I sneezed they'd say, "Gesundheit."

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    Mermaid (Ramification)

    Funny Halloween Poem

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    I bought a mermaid costume.
    Somehow I lost the scales.
    Wore it Halloween night
    And looked just like a whale.

    Thought I'd dress as Dracula,
    On my face a little blood.
    Tripped on a cape that's too long
    And now my name is mud.

    White curly locks like Bo Peep,
    A staff there in my hand.
    All the old men gave me Snicker
    As down the street I ran.

    Dressed as Richard Simons
    Right down to the shorts.
    All I got was fruit
    And exercise of course.

    Dressed up like the king,
    And you thought Elvis dead.
    Of course I couldn't sing.
    Just shook my booty instead.

    Dressed up as a turkey
    Last Thanksgiving Day.
    Missed Halloween completely.
    What else can I say?

    So have a happy trick-or-treat.
    Use your imagination,
    But when it comes to costumes,
    I'm thinking ramification.

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    Last October I wrote this poem inspired by my Halloween night.

    Halloween Night

    • By Joy Johnson
    • Published: October 2015
    Fun October Activities

    in Halloween Poems

    The chilly nights begin tonight.
    The haunted houses bring the fright.
    The warm bonfires have the flames.
    See the leaves rustle through the window frames.

    The warm fleece blankets are as soft as a cloud.
    I eat more candy than I am allowed.
    The spooky stories give me a scare.
    Halloween night has fun in the air.

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    Halloween can be filled with many scary things for children. It’s easy to let our imaginations run away with us.

    A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night

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    A vampire bit my neck last night.
    And, though it sounds insane,
    some zombies chased me down the street
    and tried to eat my brain.

    A mummy shambled after me.
    Godzilla stomped my face.
    I nearly I got abducted by
    an alien from space.

    When Frankenstein attacked me
    I escaped, but then almost
    got tackled by a skeleton,
    a werewolf, and a ghost.

    A slimy blob engulfed me.
    Then I woke up with a scream.
    I’ve never been so overjoyed
    to wake up from a dream.

    Last night I learned a lesson;
    if you want to keep your head,
    don’t watch a scary movie
    right before you go to bed.

    “A Vampire Bit My Neck Last night” copyright © 2021 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    Buying Halloween candy early enough in the season provides a lot of options, but sometimes having it in the house for too long before October 31st can be a problem.

    We Bought A Lot Of Candy Bars

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    We bought a lot of candy bars.
    We thought it would be neat
    to have a ton for all the kids
    who came to trick-or-treat.

    We bought them early in the month
    when they were all on sale.
    We dragged the bags in from the car
    and set them on the scale.

    The candy weighed a hundred pounds!
    I’m sure we got enough.
    In fact, we may have had too much
    of all that yummy stuff.

    It wouldn’t hurt to just eat one,
    or two, or three, or four.
    We bought so much that we could
    even eat a dozen more.

    So every day we had a few;
    a minuscule amount.
    How many? I can’t say for sure.
    I wasn’t keeping count.

    Our pile grew smaller every day
    by ten, fifteen, or twenty.
    But, still, it didn’t matter.
    We were certain we had plenty.

    When Halloween arrived we checked
    the candy situation,
    and found that we had given in
    to way too much temptation.

    A single bar was all we had.
    We’d eaten all the rest.
    So, if our lights are off tonight,
    I think that’s for the best.

    “We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars” copyright © 2020 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    I'm only 13, and I like to write. When my teacher asked me to write a poem, I did, and she thought it was good, and I did too.

    Pumpkin, Oh Pumpkin

    • By Christopher R. Riddels
    • Published: October 2019
    Kids And Pumpkins

    in Halloween Poems

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your candle light's bright.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You shine bright through the night.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You sit on the porch.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You're a decorative torch.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your teeth so messed up,
    As you smile at the kids,
    As cute as a buttercup.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You bring me much joy.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You make the children overjoyed.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You're really a Jack-O'-Lantern.

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    Halloween Passes Us By

    • By Alice Mae
    • Published: October 2011

    in Halloween Poems

    Each nose is twitching, excitement is itching.
    Bats in our belfry are shy.
    The hour of witching is rather bewitching
    Halloween will soon pass us by

    Dressed as a witch, in a pin and a stitch,
    Hoping to fly over the sky.
    Inspired with fun, Halloween has begun,
    But soon it will pass us on by.

    The flying broom skips out of the room
    Where black birds catch up on the fly.
    Owls run away when sun breaks the day
    Before Halloween passes us by.

    Scarecrows and witches with patches on britches,
    Wild corn grown hang on the husk.
    Children all happy in costumes so snappy
    With parties and dress ups till dusk.

    Boil and bubble a pot of fun trouble.
    Halloween pumpkin pie.
    From out of the rubble, excitement will double
    Before Halloween passes on by.

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    Carl Sandburg was an American poet who lived from 1878-1967. This poem captures the beauty and fun of fall from the perspective of a pumpkin. Halloween can be a spooky holiday, but this poem brings attention to the harmless activity of searching for the right pumpkin with children and then carving a funny face on it for Halloween night.

    Theme In Yellow

    in Famous Children Poems

    I spot the hills
    With yellow balls in autumn.
    I light the prairie cornfields
    Orange and tawny gold clusters
    And I am called pumpkins.
    On the last of October
    When dusk is fallen
    Children join hands
    And circle round me
    Singing ghost songs
    And love to the harvest moon;
    I am a jack-o’-lantern
    With terrible teeth
    And the children know
    I am fooling.

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    Candy Andy enjoys candy so much that he tries to find any way to get it.

    Candy Andy

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Hello, my name is Andy.
    I’m a fan of eating candy.
    It’s delicious and it’s dandy,
    and my favorite thing to eat.

    When I want some sweets for eating,
    I’ll be at your door repeating
    that fantastic, famous greeting…
    I’ll be shouting, “Trick or treat!”

    I’ll be dressed up like a mummy,
    out in search of something yummy,
    like a chocolate bar or gummi.
    I’ll be marching door-to-door.

    And, as long as you have dishes
    full of candy so delicious
    it can satisfy my wishes,
    I’ll keep coming back for more.

    You might think I’m being sneaky,
    or perhaps a little cheeky,
    and some people say it’s freaky,
    and they often ask me why…

    And they tell me that it’s cheating
    to be on their doorstep beating
    on the front door, trick-or-treating,
    in the middle of July.

    “Candy Andy” copyright © 2021 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved. Reprinted by permission of the author. www.poetry4kids.com

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    I wrote this poem for my granddaughter for Halloween. I also illustrate all my poems with original digital art. I love writing poetry.

    A Fairy Ball At Dragonfly Cove

    • By Patricia F. Schrader
    • Published: October 20, 2021
    Fairies Celebrating Halloween

    in Halloween Poems

    In the fairy town of Dragonfly Cove, the air is filled with anticipation
    For tonight is the town's biggest event, its Halloween celebration

    The fairies are up with the first rays of the sun
    Decorating and baking, there is much to be done

    In the afternoon, they all take a much-needed rest
    Then they will need plenty of time to get dressed

    When the stars come out over Dragonfly Hall
    The fairies start arriving for the Halloween Ball

    They come all decked out in their finest costumes
    Bedazzling in flowers and ribbons and plumes

    They admire the costumes of every guest
    They all have opinions on which one is best

    Platters overflow with food, deliciously divine
    To be washed down with a glass of gooseberry wine

    The band has set up and is playing a lively tune
    The fairies dance until morning by the light of the moon

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