Halloween Boo Poem for Neighbors
Every year, our neighborhood does that “boo” thing. Have you done it? Sure it’s corny, but you know what, I like it. I don’t know who starts it, there have been years where it’s been mid-October and no one has started it, so I did. Sometimes I use candy, but other times I use little Halloween crafts and trinkets.
Last year, my 8-year-old was really excited to do it, he started asking around Labor Day. It makes him happy, and I wanted to add something this year, the Boo sheet in Spanish translation. So I did. My neighborhood is mixed and while most of the neighbors I have spoken with speak English, I wanted to make them feel more welcome and be able to include those who need a Spanish version.
I don’t know if it’s correct, I just put it in Google translate. Hopefully, it is. I googled my little heart out and couldn’t find one already in Spanish, so I figured this should work.
Boo Bag Ideas
When my boys were small, I had them color some pictures to include. You can find some coloring pages for adults in that link and I know there are some Halloween ones. We took the coloring pages to my in-laws, and also made sure that we picked our elderly neighbors who no longer have young kids in the house.
Now they’re too old to want to participate. But the possibilities of what to include in the boo poem bags are endless. And you can still be inclusive as far as food allergies, food preferences, etc.
- Candy (duh)
- Allergen Free Halloween Candy
- Crayons or markers (small pack)
- small gift cards (like $5 to starbucks or something)
- Hot cocoa packets
- find Halloween items at Dollar Tree
- glow sticks
- Halloween craft kits (this requires planning, since you have to order them, but you can find them for $1 or less)
- if money is an issue, consider writing a heartfelt but anonymous note about what a good neighbor they are
- again, if money is an issue, consider boo’ing one of your elderly neighbors, and offer to rake their leaves or something, this wouldn’t be anonymous of course
Boo Your Neighbor Poem
To friends and neighbors near our street;
Our home’s locations made us meet,
You now have been Boo’d, but who could we be?
We’ll never tell, it’s a secret you see.
We placed these goodies for you and yours
Then we ran fast after knocking on the door!
Place this Boo on your front door
And make sure you Boo two neighbors of yours!
Boo Abucheo poem in Espanol
A nuestros buenos amigos en nuestra calle;
Las ubicaciones de nuestra casa nos hicieron conocer,
Ahora has sido abucheado, pero ¿quién podríamos ser?
Nunca lo diremos, es un secreto que ves.
Nosotros colocamos estas golosinas para usted y la suya
¡Entonces corrimos rápido después de golpear la puerta!
Coloque este Boo en su puerta delantera
Y asegúrate de que Boo dos vecinos de la tuya!
Boo Poem Printable
So here you go, some printables! If you only need the English version of the Boo poem, just print page 1. If you need the Spanish version, print page 2.Boo-Printable
Here’s another idea of what I do now–My neighborhood only has about 40 houses in it. So I print all the copies of the Boo Poem, printing about 25% of them in Spanish. Then I paper clip them and include them in the Boo Bag. I include a note explaining “hey, and here are some copies for you to use and pass along.”
I get that not everyone has a printer, and this encourages participation.
I hope this makes you smile. I thought that with all the “noise” and bad news that has been around us recently, we could use something that brings people together and makes them smile.
Here is a preview of what the Boo Poem Printable looks like.
Like many of the articles on this site, this was originally published several years ago but has been recently updated to fix links and edit.