Halloween Poems For Kids

Published: October 2020

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.

23 Fun Halloween Poems For Kids

  1. My Next Door Neighbor Is A Witch

    • By Samiya Vallee
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2014 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    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.

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  2. Spooky Halloween Night

    • By Jacey Vantimmeren
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014 with permission of the Author.

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

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

    Watch your back, do not be blind.

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  4. Theme In Yellow

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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.

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    I spot the hills
    With yellow balls in autumn.
    I light the prairie cornfields
    Orange and tawny gold clusters

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  5. Halloween Is Coming

    • By Fiona Halliday
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2021 with permission of the Author.

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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!

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  7. Mystic Magination Night!

    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!

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    On one mystic, magic night,
    Jack O Lanterns glowing bright,
    kids with bags of candy sweet,
    roam door to door and street to street,

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  8. Halloween Is Nearly Here

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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.

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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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. A Fairy Ball At Dragonfly Cove

    • By Patricia F. Schrader
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2021 with permission of the Author.

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

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    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

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  11. We Bought A Lot Of Candy Bars

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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.

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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.

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  12. A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night

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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.

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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.

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  13. My Friend Jack

    • By Rick W. Cotton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018 with permission of the Author.

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

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    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.

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  14. Trick Or Treat

    • By Jim Ellis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

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

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  15. Halloween Sonnet

    • By Paul Cleere
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014 with permission of the Author.

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

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    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.

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  16. Mermaid (Ramification)

    • By Jeff Opperman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

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

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  17. A Quick Chant For Keeping You Safe At Halloween

    • By Mary Green
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 30, 2022 with permission of the Author.

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    Hobgoblins and spellbinders,
    Angels in rags,
    Liar or truthteller,
    Lacewitch or hag.

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  18. Halloween Night

    • By Joy Johnson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2015 with permission of the Author.

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

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    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.

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  19. Pumpkin, Oh Pumpkin

    • By Christopher R. Riddels
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2019 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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

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  20. Halloween Passes Us By

    • By Alice Mae
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Rhyming Halloween poem

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    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

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  21. Candy Andy

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

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    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.

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  22. Halloween

    • By Fiona Halliday
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 1, 2022 with permission of the Author.

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    Halloween is spooky,
    Halloween is fun,
    Zombies have such pointy teeth,
    Ghouls and ghosts have none.

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