Make these five little ghost puppets and recite this fun little five little ghost poem! Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable ghost no-sew finger puppets that are perfect for Halloween fingerplays with your toddler and preschooler. With just a few simple supplies, you can easily make this cute ghost finger puppet craft and be playing together with the 5 little ghost fingerplay at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s make finger puppet ghosts for a fingerplay!

5 Little Ghosts Finger Puppets Craft

Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts. This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay which I have included at the bottom of this article so you can rhyme together.  

Related: More puppets for kids you can make

With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer watching an adult) in mind, these puppets fit little fingers as well as grown-ups.  

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Supplies Needed To Make Five Little Ghost Finger Puppets

Directons to Make No-Sew Five Little Ghost Finger Puppets

Step 1

Fold your felt in half and cut five ghost shapes about 2 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall.  

Optional: Cut the bottoms with pinking shears for a zig zag effect.  You will have 5 pairs of shapes, 10 total.

Step 2

Take the top of each pair and have your child  (or yourself) draw ghost faces with permanent marker.  This is easiest to do if you help by holding the felt steady and remind them not to push too hard.

Step 3

Lastly, glue your puppets  together.  For each pair run a line of hot glue around the curved edge of the unmarked felt layer and lay the drawn piece on top.

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Once you make your five little ghosts you can recite these poems to go alongside your five little ghost puppets!

Halloween Fingerplay Rhymes

Five Little Ghosts Fingerplay

Five little ghosts flying through the door,
One flew away and then there were four.

Four little ghosts spooky as can be,
One flew away and then there were three.

Three little ghosts drinking Halloween brew,
One flew away and then there were two.

Two little ghosts having lots of fun,
One went home and then there was one.

One little ghost’s a real superhero,
Went to help a friend and then were was zero!

Author Unknown

Five Little Ghosts Song Version #2

Five little ghosts all dressed in white

Scaring each other on Halloween night.

Boo! said the first one, I’ll catch you!

Woooo! said the second, I don’t care if you do!

The third ghost said, You can’t run away from me.

The fourth one said, I’ll scare everyone I see!

Then the last one said, It’s time to disappear.

See you at Halloween time next year!

– Author Unknown

Related: We have even more fun and spooky Halloween crafts for kids.

Five Little Ghosts Rhyme Version #3

Five little ghosts flying ‘cross the moor,
One went home, that left four.

Four little ghosts dancing ’round the tree,
Another went home, that left three.

Three little ghosts over the houses flew,
Another went home, that left two.

Two little ghosts, having lots of fun,
Another went home, that left one.

One little ghost, now all alone,
He got so lonely, he flew back home.

– Author Unknown



There you have it – 30 Halloween craft ideas for kids! If you’re looking for more Halloween activities, we’ve compiled this list of 125+ Spooky Halloween Activities and Games for Kids.

Have a blast crafting, learning, and playing with these little ghost finger puppets! Did you have fun doing Halloween fingerplays with your kids?

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