short scary stories for kids
Sometimes the occasion is perfect for a longer scary story for kids. The following story has been presented as “true” by many past storytellers.
This urban legend appears in many forms in different parts of the country. Resurrection Mary is the most famous and is associated with the southwest suburbs of Chicago and Resurrection Cemetery. Tell this story as if it happened to a personal friend.
As a parent you would not think that a scary story would be beneficial to a young child. However, depending on the age of the child a scary story can be fun, adventurous, and just frightening enough to send chills up their spine without causing too much excitement.
Not all scary stories need to be aimed at giving the utmost fright to a child as that can be detrimental to their mental and emotional well-being. These frightening tales of horror can be made suitable for children. The right way of telling it a scary story can be an exciting way to spend some time with your child.
The greedy man in this story will serve as a great scare, as well as a great lesson for your kids.
Our question, after hearing the story remains — why did she eat the toe in the first place?
This is one of those perfect short ghost stories for kids as they can expand upon it in many, many ways. Enjoy!
The young girl hangs up the phone, terrified. She turns around, but the statue is gone, leaving behind only the blanket on the floor.
What if your house were haunted but you could turn the tables on your ghost? In an adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde story, “The Canterville Ghost” shows how a whole family deals with a ghost in their new home — and eventually help him move on.
Looking for spooky stories that are OK for the under-10-year-old crowd? Halloween Stories ($6.99 at Amazon) by Uncle Amon is just right for a little fright that won’t keep them up all night. Grab the Kindle edition for free, and you can start enjoying those hair-raising tales tonight. With stories like “The Haunting” and “The Shadowy Figure,” your kids are bound to find a favorite.
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This classic story, told in verse, shows the way a fly gets tempted by a spider. All along, young readers will know that the spider is simply trying to tempt the fly so that she can eat him, and the story comes with a moral about not succumbing to temptation. Meanwhile, the scary yet florid language will stir up plenty of suspense in young readers, who might be surprised yet excited by the rather macabre ending!
One particular evening, just as dusk was approaching, Judy and Henry stood on opposite sides of the road. They were having a baseball throwing competition tossing the baseball as high in the air as possible, and the other person had to catch it. If they couldn’t catch the ball before it hit the street, the thrower scored a point.
Kid-friendly ghost stories can be fun for children under 10 who enjoy getting creeped out, but don’t suffer any long-lasting fears about what they’ve read. Here are a few scary kids’ ghost stories worth reading.
Thomas starts a correspondence with a creepy toothfairy called Tabitha.
A witch creates a bubbling, simmering, disgusting brew!
the bird on the tree is giggling.’
“Max and Moritz are two naughty little boys that like to play pranks on their neighbors. They play mean-spirited pranks, like causing local chickens to eat strings and die entangled together; removing planks from a bridge; almost killing a tailor; adding gunpowder to their teacher’s pipe, and nearly blowing him away; that sort of thing. Eventually they slit open sacks of the farmers corn. They end up stuffed into the sacks, brought to the mill, and ground to pieces. They end up being fed to the local ducks. They are not missed. (In fact, the farmer sort of relishes in grinding them up…) The farmer knowingly (and happily!) feeds ground up children to the birds. And the whole town is okay with it. Also, once they’ve been ground, the illustration shows the ducks eating grain shaped like little boys.” — Sarah H., Florida (family is from Germany)
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