The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day
July 2017 by V. R. Duin


The message passed to Mercury,
Whose winged helmet and feet
Carried him far beyond the stars,
A messenger most elite!
(“The Goopy Ghost at Valentine's Day”)

Make up scary and funny campfire ghost stories or embellish an existing one. When children are present, add new twists to create funny ghost stories told person-to-person around the campfire.

An evening gathering of friends calls for scary and funny campfire ghost stories for children and adults. Storytelling around the campfire starts conversation that pulls people closer. As night falls, the air fills with smoke, sparks and unrecognized sounds. When whole families are present, telling funny ghost stories for children around the campfire tames wild imaginations.

Hints of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers and spiders heighten awareness of the looming darkness. Could these creeping, crawling and poking sensations instead be from the touches of ghosts drawn to the campfire? The campfire season truly belongs to ghosts. The white haze around the campfire may not really be smoke. Ghosts need no invitation to join the campfire party and scare up scary and funny campfire ghost stories for children and adults.

Whether scary or funny, ghost stories told for children and adults around the campfire should come with s'mores and a cup of hot chocolate. Here is a S'mores Recipe for your next campfire. Popular in the United States and in Canada, these traditional nighttime campfire treats should have everyone asking for “some more”. This is how they got their name.

Much as ghosts slip between people and heat up conversation, fire-roasted marshmallows sandwiched between graham crackers and chocolate bars will melt the chocolate and warm the hearts of people. S'mores set the stage for ghosts to stir up the imaginations of campfire storytellers of all ages. The warmth of s'mores around the campfire is sure to fire up scary and funny campfire ghost stories for children and adults.

Scary and funny campfire ghost stories provide escape for children and adults from the uncomfortable darkness of an overnight stay in a wild place. A ghost story told around the campfire draws attention from a a feeble and unprotected tent to a powerful and everlasting haunt. In this storied space, there may not be any poisonous snakes, lizards or intrusions of bears, coyotes, panthers and wolves. The story may frighten just a little.

The weather, the time of year and the people around the campfire can affect the mood of these stories told around the campfire. Whether they are scary for adults or funny campfire ghost stories for children, telling ghost stories is a tradition handed down through the ages. Why not spark the imaginations of future generations with some ghostly fun story ideas from the Goopy Ghost's collection of books and reading videos?

The Goopy Ghost offers funny campfire ghost stories and reading videos for children that are not too scary. Children love the cheerful spirit of this fun-loving ghost. A ghost from the pumpkin goop? Why didn't anyone think of this before? Pumpkin goop is fun! These unique stories about the gooiest of ghosts also fascinate adults. Move over Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Great Pumpkin. Bring on wildly imaginative and slightly spooky fun for little ones on a wild escape from the routine.

In the still of the darkest of nights, a ghost should be ghoulish and greedy. A ghost story told around the campfire does not need a moral, but Goopy's stories always have one. Campfire ghost stories for children should be as filled with humor and whimsy as they are with ghoul and fright. A gooey little ghost should come with an especially big heart. Why not throw in a bit of rhyming verse? Scary and funny ghost story ideas and rollicking rhyme grace Goopy's books, social media posts and tweets.

Campfire ghost stories for children can be downright funny! Imagine what the Goopy Ghost would do when faced with a wild animal? What would happen if this droopy, goopy, ghostly orange form were to transform into a wild animal? Animals of Goop's flaming orange color include baboons, tigers, crabs, fish and gila monsters. In less than a second, octopuses can turn orange and change texture for storytellers. Oh, my!

The Goopy Ghost also can change form to suit any forest, mountain, desert, jungle or beach setting. This gooey, orange ghost is sure to brighten scary and funny campfire ghost stories for children and for adults. “The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick's Day” is full of quick-change ideas. The fun spirit of good ghost stories told around the campfire will keep the embers alive while feeding the imaginations of children and adults. Fun ideas also abound on this website. Scare up some ghost story fun.


  • campfire ghost stories admin says:

    Make up scary and funny campfire ghost stories with appropriate spirits for the character, mood and location of the gathering.

  • Funny Ghost Stories admin says:

    Add an animal, a moral or a touch of humor to the ghoul and fright to create funny campfire ghost stories for children.

    • around the campfireadmin says:

      Add new twists to ghost stories as the plots progress person-to-person around the campfire.