I wrote this fun Halloween poem based on an experience I had while I was living in the UK. A little black kitty followed me home one day and decided to stay at the doorstep for awhile. He did eventually go home, but I think he would have enjoyed stopping in for a visit. This made me think of an idea for a fun poem.
Read the poem to the students as a whole class using expression. Maybe you can turn off the lights for a spooky effect. It might be even better if you've decorated your room for the holiday! I would read it as teacher first to the class before handing it out to students to read, especially with younger class ages.
After you have read poem to your students, have them be seated with drawing paper and crayons or markers, or pencils to create a drawing of the Halloween "friend" from the poem. If you want, read the poem aloud again.
It's not too scary, so it can be used for younger students. It is creative enough that older students may have fun drawing a "monster friend."
Then they could share out, or you could send home with a copy of the poem, or put both on colored paper and put up in your hallway.