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Halloween Boo Poems and Signs

Lela Davidson is a mother and writer who is passionate about healthcare and education for women and children.

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If you've decided to start the Halloween Boo in your neighborhood, you'll need some supplies. This article has links to boo signs and downloadable Halloween poems, as well as full boo poems to cut and paste.


Every year there are more free seasonal printables online and there are plenty for the Halloween Boo including:

Boo Poems

I found these poems around the web. None were credited with authors. Of course you can be creative and make up your own!

Poem #1

The air is cool, the season fall,

Soon Halloween will come to all.

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore...

Tricky witches at your door.

The spooks are after things to do,

In fact a spook brought this "Boo" to you!

The excitement comes when friends like you,

Copy this note and make it two.

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We'll all have smiles upon our faces,

No one will know who "BOO"ed who's places!

Just two short days to work your spell,

Keep it secret, hide it well.

Please join the fun, the seasons here .

Just spread these "BOO's" and Halloween cheer.

Poem #2

The air is cool the season fall

Soon Halloween will come to all

The spooks are after things to do

In fact, a spook brought this to you

"BOO" is a shield from witching hour

Just hang it up and watch its power

On your front door is where it works

It wards off spooks and scary jerks

The treats that came with crypted note

Are yours to keep, enjoy them both

The power comes when friends like you

Will copy this and make it TWO

Then others here among our friends

Will give warm fuzzies that do not end

We'll all have smiles upon our faces

No one will know who "BOO"ed whose places

Just one short day to work your spell

Or a big ZAP will strike your tail

And don't forget a nifty treat,

Like something cute or something sweet

Please join fun, let's really hear it

And spread some "BOO"s and Halloween spirit

Poem #3

This treat is for you, we hope you enjoy.

The idea is simple, one we hope you employ.

You pass "BOO" along to two other neighbors.

Along with any kind of Halloween favors.

If we all do our part, and spread the good cheer,

By Halloween night it will be very clear,

We're a friendly bunch, we like to share fun

So please do your part to keep "BOO" on the run!

Poem #4

Since this is the time for goblins and bats

Halloween spirits and ghosts and cats

Happenings are weird and witches make brew

The following are the things I wish for you.

May the only spirit you chance to meet

Be thee spirit of love and friends that are sweet.

May the only goblin that comes your way

Be the neighborhood phantom, the breeze takes away.

So by tomorrow, pick a friend down the street

And give to them a Halloween treat.

Fill this cone with goodies galore,

Then hang it on their front door.

You only have one day to do this, so hurry

Leave treats on their door and run in a flurry

As this cone moves along from friend to friend,

All good wishes go on and never end


See Also:

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Recipes for Kids

How to Start the Halloween Boo in Your Neighborhood

Halloween Jokes For Kids: Sorted by Type

Kids Halloween Costumes: Quick and Cheap Homemade

Should You Let Your Kids Celebrate Halloween?

Best Halloween Books For Kids

Top Ten Tips for Trick-or-Treat Safety

How to Make a Halloween Boo Basket


Marylol from Dublin, Ireland on August 03, 2011:

Thanks for sharing! The last poem is just perfect =)

jackie on October 26, 2010:

thanks very cool comants

jj on October 19, 2010:

lol thankzies

sexybitch on October 11, 2010:

i love this! my girlfriend ( i'm gay) and i love doing this!

sillygal on October 11, 2010:

i love these ideas! my neighborhood has been doing it for a long time now!

f**k all you people who think this is stupid! this is a great family fun time activity!

Chloe on October 03, 2010:

Oh My These are fantastic poems! Im in year seven im going to use theese for school thanks lela! X

EcoAsh from Hemet on December 05, 2009:

I like ur poems, nice hub!

paul on October 28, 2009:

nice pomes i sent it to my cousin

sdrthe5 on October 24, 2009:

kids loathe it omg so do i!!!

vanessa on October 20, 2009:

those r excellent poems!!!

alex on October 10, 2009:

this idea is great we did this last year. But now i can start my peom this great thanks!

JAT on October 03, 2009:

Thanks for the fun ideas. Our neighborhood did this last year and had a lot of fun with it. My teenagers are having fun figuring out which families we should BOO. Fun family project!

tong from china on September 27, 2009:


vickter on May 01, 2009:

nice poems.

AndyBaker from UK on April 01, 2009:

Great info - thanks!

Betty Stevens on February 16, 2009:

I think that this activity is no better than those awful email spams that people send in the email. You put it on peoples doors and people feel obligated to go out and but a treat or spend a lot of time making something. Some people may not want to participate in this activity and I think it is rude to force it on these people. Find an activity that people you know can all decide whether or not they want to particpate please.

cutie-pie on October 31, 2008:

hi lela i don't know who you are but i think your poems are just a little boring you see kids like funny ryhming poems not boring one well anyway that's what i think

Lela Davidson (author) from Bentonville, Arkansas on October 16, 2008:

Hi Anastasia - there are actually four poems here. Just cut and paste the one you like!

Anastasia on October 16, 2008:

Where is the real poem! The one one that was three pages long! I can't find it!

Lela Davidson (author) from Bentonville, Arkansas on October 08, 2008:

gwendymom - yes, this is a great project for kids to put together!

gwendymom from Oklahoma on October 08, 2008:

Good Job Lela, I am currently doing daycare for three young ones and it's nice to have projects to keep them occupied.

Lela Davidson (author) from Bentonville, Arkansas on October 08, 2008:

I hope you're all getting your Boo Baskets ready! The time is now. I just printed my Boo sign off!

KT pdx from Vancouver, WA, USA on September 18, 2008:

I've never heard of this before, and I think it's a great idea! Going to try it this year. Thanks for the great hub!

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