• Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

Halloween Resources That aren’t Scary


Many children like Halloween, but many don’t.


Sometimes people get too out of hand trying to scare people and small children, especially, can become traumatized.  If you’re like me, you don’t like to be scared, but you don’t want to miss out on the fun.  I have found a few resources that allow small children to participate in the Halloween fun without getting (too) scared.  As always let the child be your guide. If the child isn’t interested, do not push.

Here are some of my favorite Halloween finger plays:

HALLOWEEN SOUNDS -to tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. Suit actions to words

This is the way the witches fly,

witches fly, witches fly.

This is the way the witches fly,

Swish, swish, swish.

This is the way ghosts go by, etc.

Boo, boo, boo!

This is the way the pumpkin laugh, etc.

Hee, hee, hee.

This is the way the hoot owls hoot, etc.

Hoo, hoo, hoo!

The is the way the tomcats howl, etc.

Meow, meow, meow.

PUMPKIN SONG – to the tune of Mary had a little lamb. Suit actions to words

We are pumpkins big and round,

Big and round, Big and round.

We are pumpkins big and round,

Sitting on the ground.

See our great big shining eyes,

Shining eyes, shining eyes.

See our great big shining eyes

Looking all around.

See our great big laughing mouth

Laughing mouth, laughing mouth.

See our great big laughing mouths

Smiling right at you.

FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS (suit actions to words)

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 I don’t care.”

The fourth one said, “I’m ready for some fun!”

The fifth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.”

“Wooooooo” went the wind,

And out went the lights.

And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight


Just a few of my go to Halloween books

The Runaway Pumpkin, Kevin Lewis

The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin, Margaret Wise Brown

Six Creepy Sheep, Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler

Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween, Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Any Halloween resources you enjoy?

Tell me!