Vampire Facts for Kids, Fun with Halloween

Here is a fun list of vampire facts for kids for Halloween. Also check out our Halloween facts and pumpkin facts for kids.

  • Before a vampire was a vampire, it was an average person like you and me.
  • To become a vampire you have to be bitten by one.
  • After you have been bitten, you have to  than drink vampire blood.  After you drink the vampire blood, you fall asleep and wake up as a vampire!
  • What do vampires eat?  Vampires survive on blood.  Mostly human blood, but they have been known to drink animal blood if there are no humans around.
  • How to vampires get blood?  Using their sharp fangs (teeth), they bite you on your neck and suck the blood out.
  • Like some animals, vampires are nocturnal. This mean they are active at night.
  • Vampires do not like sunlight.  In fact the sun is very harmful to a vampire.
  • Did you know that vampires don’t have a reflection.  When they look in the mirror they can’t see themselves.
  • Vampires come from Transylvania, but can live anywhere.
  • Don’t worry about a vampire getting into your house.  They can’t come in unless they are invited.  Be careful, vampires are known to trick people into letting them in.
  • Vampires mostly sleep in coffins.
  • They also like bats.
  • A group of vampires is called a pack or a clan.
  • Here are some ways you can keep vampires away: eat lots of garlic or wear a clove of garlic around your neck, wear a cross around your neck, stay in the sun, sprinkle salt around the outside of your house, keep a pocket full of seeds handy.
  • All vampires have arithmomania.  Arithmomania is having the strong urge to count all things around you.
  • This is way the vampire on Sesame Street “The Count” is always counting.
  • If you are confronted with a vampire, throw the seeds around.  The vampire will get distracted by counting all the seeds.  This will give you time to run away.
  • Some characteristics of vampires: very pale skin, black hair, very dark eyes, long fingernails, no reflection in a mirror, doesn’t like the sun, always counting objects.
  • The only way to kill a vampire is a stake through the heart.
  • Some famous vampires are The Count from Sesame Street, Count Chocula from the cereal, Edward from Twilight and of course the most famous vampire of  all Dracula.

Happy Halloween