Inside: Looking for Halloween movies for toddlers and preschoolers? See our mom-approved movie picks that aren’t too spooky for little kids!
Halloween is such a fun holiday for adults and little kids alike. I love all the things they can enjoy:
- costume ideas (for babies OR toddlers!)
- spooky dessert recipes
- pumpkin decorating
But on the other end, all the vampires, witches and goblins can be a bit much for kids…especially the younger ones that can scare easily and really just learning the basics, like getting used to the dark!
It’s tough to find a family-friendly Halloween flick that won’t completely spook your toddler!
That’s why this week, before all the gory horror flicks surface, I decided to round-up the best (not-so-scary) Halloween movies that would be perfect for little kids (and toddlers especially) to watch!
Halloween Movies for Toddlers and Preschool Age Kids
If you’re looking for toddler Halloween movies, we’ve narrowed some more age-appropriate options for kids. This list of movies won’t terrify your little ones, but instead, help them feel more excited about trick-or-treating and dressing in their favorite toddler costumes.
Check out the list and let us know your recommendations in the comments!
1. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
This is a classic one. What is Halloween without the Great Pumpkin? Charlie’s best friend Linus spends his Halloween night eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin, a Santa-Claus-like figure Linus thinks visits children every Halloween night. (See more.)
Pair the movie with a pumpkin craft too!
- Candy-decorated Pumpkin Decorating Idea
- Decorating Pumpkins with Toddlers
- Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Pretzels
2. Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Your little ones will have a spook-tacular good time following Curious George in this fun-filled adventure through his first ever Boo Festival! (See the reviews.)
This one is a hilarious heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life – with a few minor adjustments! (See the reviews.)
You can also make in a Frankenstein theme night with either of these ideas:
4. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Party
It’s Lumpy the Heffalump’s first Halloween, and he’s scared out of his wits! Pooh and the gang are so frightened of an imaginary monster they call the Gobloon, they determine that they’ll need to go out and catch it – scaring themselves silly in the process! Besides its gentle humor and cuddly characters, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie has some valuable lessons to teach kids about facing their fears. (See Reviews.)
5. Monsters, Inc
Two monsters employed at a scream processing factory, have a job to scare human children because their screams help their monster world thrive. But what happens when a child isn’t afraid— and follows the monsters back to their world? (See Reviews.)
6. Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Just before the big Giant Vegetable Competition, the town’s produce is threatened by a ravenous, nocturnal beast known as the Were-Rabbit. Can two friends, Wallace and Gromit, stop the Were-Rabbit before it’s too late? (See Reviews.)
7. Mickey’s Treat
Mickey and his pals are dressing up in costumes to attend Big Pete’s Halloween party–the only catch is they have to make their way along a candy corn path and through the foggy woods to get to the tower before the moon is full. Only by working together and using the appropriate “mousketools” can the group make it to Pete’s party on time. (See Reviews.)
No need to be afraid of ghosts, when the ghost is a small friendly boyish character, named Casper. This heart-warming story about friendship will have both kids and parents cheering for the good guys. (See Reviews.)
9. Spooky Buddies
From the Air Bud franchise, comes this tale about a group of puppies ready to enjoy Halloween. However, when one accidentally releases the dreaded Halloween Hound, their focus turns to stop the evil antics of the Halloween Hound and Warwick the Warlock. The puppies and their new friends must have the courage and a lot of teamwork in order to beat the warlock and save the world. (See Reviews.)
Try some not-so-spooky Halloween treats to enjoy this flick with.
10. Halloween is a Grinch Night
If your little one loved, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, they’ll be sure to enjoy this Halloween-themed version filled with the same Grinch antics seen in the original! (See more.)
BONUS MOVIES: Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Have any other kid-friendly Halloween movies to add? Be sure to let me know in the comments!
Be sure to follow my Halloween board on Pinterest for more kid-friendly ideas!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.