Get yourself in the mood for ghosts and goblins with this not-too-scary list of Halloween songs for kids. Don your Halloween costumes and queue up your playlist with old favorites like “Ghostbusters,” “Monster Mash” and “I Want Candy.” You just might find some new favorite tunes to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Five Little Ghosts

Five little ghosts went out one night
Haunting, spooking what a fright
Mother ghost said, "Booooo, boo!"
But back to the house only four ghosts flew
One, two, three, four

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

Down by the Spooky Bay

Down by the bay
Where the pumpkins grow
Back to my home
I dare not go

For if I do
My mummy will say
Did you ever see a ghost
Eating some toast
Down by the bay

Down by the bay
Where the pumpkins grow
Back to my home
I dare not go

For if I do
My mummy will say
Did you ever see a vampire
Making a campfire
Down by the bay

Trick or Treat Nursery Rhyme

By Blippi

Every 31st of October there's a day
Where the people all come out onto the streets and like to play

All dressed up in costumes in all shapes and every size
It can be a little spooky but no need to close your eyes.

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
First one said "Oh my, it's getting late!"
Second one said "There are witches in the air,"
Third one said "but we don't care!"
Fourth one said "Let's run and run and run."
Fifth one said "I'm ready for some fun!"
Ooo ooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Halloween Sharks

By PinkFong

Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark (BOO)

Halloween, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Halloween, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Halloween, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Halloween!

Ghost In My House

By Jumpin' Jamie

My homework's missing
There's holes in the sheets
He pushed my sister
And blamed it on me
Always turning on and off the lights
And making noise so I can't sleep at night

There's a ghost in my house
And he's really annoying
And he needs to get a job
But no one will employ him

Monster Mash

By Bobby Pickett

I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash, he did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
He did the mash, it caught on in a flash
He did the mash, he did the monster mash

Skeleton Dance

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!

I Want Candy

By The Strangeloves

I know a girl who's tough but sweet
She's so fine, she can't be beat
She's got everything that I desire
Sets the summer sun on fire

I want candy
I want candy
I want candy
I want candy

Monster Boogie

By Laurie Berkner

I'm the biggest monster that you've ever seen
My eyes are purple and my teeth are green
I'm big and I'm scary, you know what I mean
This is what I like to do

I do the monster boogie, the monster boogie
The monster boogie round the room
Everybody does the monster boogie
The monster boogie, the monster boogie

Ghostbusters Theme Song

By Ray Parker, Jr. 

Ghostbusters!
If there's something strange
In your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

If there's something weird
And it don't look good
Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters!

The Addams Family Theme Song

By Vic Mizzy

They're creepy and they're kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They're all together ooky
The Addams family
Their house is a museum
Where people come to see 'em
They really are a scream
The Addams family

Choc-o-lot in My Pock-o-lot

By Laurie Berkner

When I walk, I walk a lot
And when I talk, I talk a lot
And when I’m not, what do I got?

Choc-o-lot! I got choc-o-lot!
I got choc-o-lot in my pock-o-lot!

I wear my shoes and my socks a lot
And when I paint, I wear a smock a lot
But when I’m not, what do I got?

Choc-o-lot! I got choc-o-lot!

The Purple People Eater

By Sheb Wooley

Well, I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye
I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"
It looks like a purple eater to me

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one eye?)

This Is Halloween

From The Nightmare before Christmas

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

I Put a Spell on You

By Bette Midler
From Hocus Pocus

I put a spell on you
And now you're mine.
You can't stop the things I do.
I ain't lyyyyyin'.

It's been 300 years
Right down to the day,
Now the witch is back
And there's hell to pay.

I put a spell on you
And now you're miiiiiine!

Costume Party

By The Popups

Went to the closet to put on some costume clothes
and there it was just hanging right above my head
my sister grabbed the tie that grandpa used to wear
and I only had eyes on that lavender dress (really had my eye)

(It's a costume party!) maybe it's the way some things button in the back
some are really scratchy some are silken thread
it's ok to try things on to see how it feels
because clothes I suppose are just the way that you're dressed

Scooby Doo Theme Song

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?
We got some work to do now
Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?
We need some help from you now

Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)

By Harry Belafonte

Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora,
Shake it all the time
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work your body line
Work, work, work, Senora,
Work it all the time

Little Red Riding Hood

By Sam the Sham

Owoooooooo!
Who's that I see walkin' in these woods?
Why, it's Little Red Riding Hood
Hey there Little Red Riding Hood
You sure are looking good
You're everything a big bad wolf could want
Listen to me
Little Red Riding Hood
I don't think little big girls should
Go walking in these spooky old woods alone

The Ninjas

By Barenaked Ladies

I woke up this morning
And everything was different
Something was strange in the air
I woke up this morning
And everything was different
I knew that the ninjas had been there

Skeletone

by Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew from the '90s band Presidents of the United States of America)

On Halloween he can be seen dancing to and fro
play your bones, Skeletone
In the mist he will insist on a long solo
play your bones, Skeletone

—Kate Loweth

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