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5 Not-Too-Scary Halloween Stories for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Posted by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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by Adriana Velez

Spooooky Halloween stories for toddlers and leetle goblins -- do they even exist?
Most ghost stories are too scary for small children. No one wants to give their little ones nightmares! But there are a few cute stories out there that have just the right amount of Halloween flavor -- more sugar than spice. Here's a few of our favorites.

Five Little Pumpkins. This was my son's favorite -- we recited it over and over again. Kids can learn to tell it along with you, and I love the hand movements.

In a Dark, Dark House. This is a simple story that makes the use of repetition. The "scary" part is just the surprise at the end. Remember to start out in your regular voice and then get quieter and quieter so the loud "Boo!" is more of a surprise. There are a few other little-kid-friendly stories on this page.

Little Orange House. As you tell the story about a NICE tiny little witch and her house, you gradually cut out a Jack-O-Lantern. Cute -- and not even remotely scary.

Scary Night. Fill in the blanks to create your own custom Halloween story.

Old Jack. This is the story about how a big, lonely pumpkin helped a lonely old man bring trick-or-treaters to his house.

Want more toddler and little-kid Halloween stories? Check out Amazon's list of "not-so-scary-stories" you could probably find at your local library or bookstore. And Little Story Bug has more cute Halloween rhymes.

Do you have any favorite Halloween stories for small children?

 

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by on Sep. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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blue_lagoon
by Member on Sep. 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM

 Thank you for sharing these. Always looking for fun books to read to my kids.

DNewman
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Oh we had 5 little pumpkins. Loved that story! We also liked Scaredy Cat Splat and The Curious Little Witch!

blue_lagoon
by Member on Sep. 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM

 Great ones!

Quoting DNewman:

Oh we had 5 little pumpkins. Loved that story! We also liked Scaredy Cat Splat and The Curious Little Witch!

 

EmptyNestMama
by on Sep. 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM

My son loved anything scary! We'd let him read scary too, age appropriately of course. He was so enthralled with RL Stines Goosebumps stories!

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Sep. 27, 2013 at 8:08 PM

The Littlest Pumpkin, We're Off to Find the Witch's House, Boris & Bella, Mostly Monsterly.



ablackdolphin
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM
Perfect thank you!!! We are addicted to books over here!!!
Madelaine
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

thanks

matt_sara_mom
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Thank you for the list! We are always on the lookout for more seasonal and holiday books.

jen113000
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM
Thanks for the list! My son has this one Halloween book that we read so many times we could read it without looking lol. My son was obsessed with it! That was years ago though.
Sisteract
by on Oct. 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Love 5 little pumpkins.

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