Six fun Halloween poems for children are about trick-or-treating and Halloween night. When my grandchildren visit on Halloween, after we all go trick-or-treating, we read Halloween poems or stories. The following 6 Halloween poems for children are enjoyable and help to keep the excitement going.

If you don’t live close to grandchidlren, call your grandchildren on FaceTime so they can tell you about their exciting trick-or-treating and show off their Halloween costumes. When the kids are done, then you can read the following .

6 Fun Halloween Poems for Children

The first five of the poems that follow are fun Halloween poems for children and not too scary for young grandchildren. Caution, the sixth Halloween poem should probably be saved for older grandchildren…it is a Halloween poem that could cause your grandchildren to be hesitant about going to bed on Halloween…or any other night. Don’t forget to turn on the night light!!

Happy Halloween

It’s late and we are sleepy,
The air is cold and still.
Our jack-o-lantern grins at us
Upon the windowsill.

We’re stuffed with cake and candy
And we’ve had a lot of fun,
But now it’s time to go to bed
And dream of all we’ve done.

We’ll dream of ghosts and goblins
And of witches that we’ve seen,
And we’ll dream of trick-or-treating
On this happy Halloween.

~ Author Unknown ~

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said,
“Oh my, it’s getting late.”
The second one said,
“But we don’t care.”
The third one said,
“I see witches in the air.”
The fourth one said,
“Let’s run, and run, and run.”
The fifth one said,
“Get ready for some fun.”
Then whoosh went the wind,
And out went the lights,
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

~ Author Unknown ~

Trick O’ Treat

Witches, ghosts, and goblins.
Stealing down the street,
Knock on every doorway,
Trick or Treat!
When your door is opened,
This is what you meet,
Scary creatures shouting,
Trick or treat!

~ Author Unknown ~

The Goblin

There’s a goblin as green as a goblin can be.
Who is sitting outside and is waiting for me.
When he knocked on my door and said softly,
“Come play!”
I answered, “No thank you, now please,go away!”
But the goblin as green as a goblin can be.
Is still sitting outside and is waiting for me.
Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Give us something good to eat.
Give us candy, give us cake,
Give us something sweet to take.
Give us cookies, fruit and gum,
Hurry up and give us some.
You had better do it quick
Or we’ll surely play a trick.
Trick or treat, trick or treat,
Give us something good to eat.

~ Author Unknown ~

Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin time is here again,
Time to play Trick or Treat.
Pumpkin time is here again,
Our spooky friends we’ll meet.

See the costumes we have on,
Monsters, ghosts, goblins too.
See the costumes we have on,
Hear us all shout “Boo!”

~ Author Unknown ~

 and one for older grandchildren…

Advice on How to Sleep on Halloween Night

The thing to remember, when you go to bed
Is hang strings of garlic, high over your head,
So werewolves and vampires won’t come to call.

In fact,
You won’t get many callers at all
‘Cause garlic is smelly.
its success with magical creatures
Who visit distress on humans who read scary stories at night,
And sleep in their bedrooms, without a night-light.

The thing to remember, when you go to bed
Is putting a cross, at your foot and your head,
‘Cause witches and vampire bats are religious
And touching a sign like a cross gives them hideous
Goosebumps and warts,
Hives, the welts and the itches,
Which nobody likes, even vampire bats and witches.
But try not to toss or to turn in your bed.
If you kick off the crosses you’re gonna wake the dead.

The thing to remember, when you go to bed
Is watch out for goblins, who’ll munch on your head.
What stops them is water, so ask for a glass,
Then pour it around, so the goblins can’t pass.
Or else make a run
for the bathroom and turn on the hot and cold faucets
and watch goblins squirm.
As a last chance,
since goblins all fear running streams,
If you don’t own a bathroom, dream water-filled dreams.

So, that’s my advice.
Now, just turn off the light.
Hope you sleep well the next Halloween Night!

~ Author Unknown ~

What are some of your favorite fun halloween poems for children? Please share a link to the poems.

For more fun, check out these Halloween costumes to make with recycled cardboard…

Happy Halloween!