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24 Halloween Movies for Kids
Are you looking for Halloween movies for kids to play at home or in the classroom? If so, you’ve come to the right place!
Halloween is a holiday for everyone – adults, children, and everyone in between! The dressing up, candy, and spooky activities appeal to nearly everyone. If you are a parent, teacher, guardian, babysitter or anyone who spends time with children, Halloween is the perfect time to make their life feel extra special.
Seasonal and themed movies are the perfect activity to get children excited for their spooky night. You can go all out with spooky themed snacks or activities that go along with the movie!
Are you watching Spookley: The Square Pumpkin with your preschooler? Make some square pumpkin sugar cookies! Watching Harry Potter or Halloweentown? Make a witch’s broom or wand! You could even use those as part of a costume when Halloween night comes around. Get creative and these film nights or afternoons can become something that children look forward to every year. They will definitely remember how you made the holiday special for years to come.
Just as there’s a wide range of ages and interests in regards to children, there must also be a wide range of movies that are appropriate for different ages and settings! The Halloween movies you watch at home with your ten year old are probably not the movies you want to watch with five year olds in an elementary classroom. The great thing is, there are plenty of options!
Whether you need something for toddlers at home or children in the classroom, there are plenty of Halloween movies for kids to choose from!
Non-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
These movies are great for the whole family on family movie night. These are sure to get you into the Halloween spirit, but won’t spook your youngsters!
Many of these movies can be found on Amazon Prime! This streaming service is a great way to get into the Halloween mood with your family!
This film is based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comics and came out in 1995.
This version is about a kind ghost who falls in love with a ghost specialist’s daughter after they arrive to study the haunted mansion. Casper has three uncles who cause a lot of trouble for the pair!
2. It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
If you are looking for scary Halloween movies, you will never find this one on those lists. This classic Halloween movie follows the Peanuts characters as they celebrate Halloween and Linus as he awaits the arrival of The Great Pumpkin.
3. Hotel Transylvania
Monsters need a vacation sometimes too and Hotel Transylvania is where they can go to really let loose. Count Dracula owns this resort and invites his crew of monster friends to relax and celebrate his daughter’s birthday. Festivities get complicated when a human crashes the party!
4. Super Monsters Save Halloween
These little monsters try to get their human neighbors ready and excited for Halloween! They know better than anyone that there is nothing to be afraid of on Halloween night and do their best to help their nervous friends!
Miguel comes from a long line of musician-hating family members. That makes his dreams of becoming a famous musician a little complicated. In an attempt to make his dreams come true, Miguel finds himself in the colorful and bright Land of the Dead where the aspiring musician makes a friend who says they can help make his dreams of becoming a musician come true. Kids love Coco!
6. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
Two twin witches try to trick their evil aunt in an attempt to save their family’s home.
7. The Witches
Based on the Roald Dahl book, a young orphan goes to live with his grandma. She quickly travels with him to a resort after they encounter some nefarious-seeming witches. As it turns out, they have arrived at the resort as the same time as the Grand High Witch and her accomplices – all under cover.
Halloween Movies for Little Kids
Do you you need something appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarteners? Check out the Curious George or Cat in the Hat Halloween specials!
Younger viewers need options too! These family-friendly films are perfect for family movie night or a very young classroom or preschool class.
8. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
George is on the hunt for No Noggin – a mysterious scarecrow who only comes out on Halloween to kick people’s hats off! Our monkey friend and his pal Allie go on an adventure to capture a picture of No Noggin and prove that he is real!
9. Bugs Bunny Halloween
This collection of Bugs Bunny Halloween specials includes: The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special, Bugs Bunny’s Creature Features, and Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween Special.
10. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood set out to trap the terrifying Heffalump. The friends find out that you can’t judge a book by its cover – even if its the dreaded Heffalump.
11. Spookley: The Square Pumpkin
Spookley is a square pumpkin that always feels out of place around his circular friends and family. A scarecrow and a spider help this unique pumpkin become proud of who they are!
12. CoComelon and Friends Halloween Special
Young children can learn letters, numbers, colors, and more with this fun collection of Halloween shorts and songs!
13. Blippi’s Spooky Spells Halloween
Blippi discovers an old book of “Spooky Spells”. Blippi hopes to use what he finds inside to make this the best Halloween ever!
14. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
The Cat in the Hat goes on a spooky ride with Nick and Sally. Together they sing, have fun, and discover the coolest Halloween costumes ever!
Halloween Movies for the Classroom
Want to round out the day before Halloween with a classroom movie? Choose one of these favorite Halloween movies for younger kids! These are animated and perfect for a wide range of classrooms.
15. The Addams Family
The mysterious Addams family does their best to entertain their even more mysterious relatives. The Addams Family is trying to save their mansion from an aggressive realtor and TV personality named Margaux Needler.
16. The Addams Family 2
In this creepy sequel, the Addams family sets out on a family road trip in a giant and ridiculous camper van.
17. The Haunted Mansion
Real estate agent Jim Evers takes his family on a family vacation. On the way, they decide to stop at a house the realtor has been asked to sell. They quickly discover that this sale will be a little more complicated due to the hauntings and sinister curse they have to break. Enjoy the Haunted Mansion with the whole family.
A young girl named Marnie has always felt different. Her intuition is proven true and she discovers that she is a witch after a visit from her grandmother on Halloween. Marnie then discovers a world of magical and spooky creatures that has been kept from her – Halloweentown.
19. Monster House
Three young teens believe a creepy neighborhood house to be alive and dangerous. As they are not believed by their parents and adults in town, they have to destroy the haunted house themselves before young trick-or-treaters are harmed on Halloween night.
Monster House is a good one to add to your Halloween movies for kids.
20. Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo!
The gang teams up with Bill Nye and Elvira Mistress of the Dark to solve a spooky mystery and save Crystal Cove! Kids and adults love a Scooby Doo animated film.
More Halloween Movies for Kids
While these movies wouldn’t be considered scary movies, these might be better for older kids. Or you might have a young one who loves spooky stuff! Either way, this list is still kid-friendly, but does have a few creepy/spooky images and scenes sprinkled throughout.
21. Hocus Pocus
If you want something kid friendly and a little bit spooky, Hocus Pocus is great.
One of the most popular and best Halloween movies of the past twenty years, this film follows a trio of witches played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Nagimy.
The trio is awoken on Halloween night after being asleep for hundreds of years and goes on a hunt to capture the children of Salem in order to extend their youth and beauty.
**NOTICE** The characters refer to virgins often throughout the movie. Personally, as a parent and teacher, I don’t feel that is appropriate for young kids.
22. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter grew up with his very normal Aunt and Uncle only to discover that he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday. In this Harry Potter movie, Harry is finally able to discover the wonderful world of magic that has been hidden from him his entire life when he starts attending school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Not everything is perfect as he discovers some dark secrets about his history that are making their way into the present.
23. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington is Hallweentown’s revered Pumpkin King and he is bored of his same old spooky routine. The task of frightening humans just does not excite him anymore so he goes on an adventure to discover something new and get him excited about life. He stumbles upon Christmastown- the opposite of the world he has always been apart of. In Christmas town there’s a different guy in charge – Santa Claus.
24. The Little Vampire
The Little Vampire is a good Halloween movie for anyone who loves vampires! A young human named Tony makes friends with a young vampire named Rudolph. They go on an adventure to find an ancient amulet that can make Rudolph and his family’s dream come true — it can make them human again.
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