No matter what time of the year it is, it’s always a great time to play games. But what better time of the year to play some super fun games than at Halloween! Halloween is a time for laughter, challenges, and some downright spooky fun. Forget the traditional games that you’re used to playing all year, and get ready to have an absolute blast with some of these exciting & hilarious Halloween games that are perfect for kids! (and honestly, anyone else in the family that wants to join in as well!) Get ready to have some fun with these awesome Halloween game suggestions!
Grab your costumes, supplies and have a blast with these creative Halloween inspired games for the whole family. And the best part, most of the games listed burn that Halloween sugar energy and are mess free! Check out these kid-friendly Halloween printables as well.
The Best Halloween Games for Kids
Have you ever actually tried to bob for apples? It’s crazy hard. What looks like innocent fun can be downright frustrating! (which honestly, is seriously half the fun) All you need is a bucketful of water, and some apples to drop in it. They’ll float to the top and let the madness begin. The rules? No hands allowed, only your face and your teeth can try to grab an apple. And if you’re smart, you’ll want to set a timer because people will want to keep trying for forever to get one!
String Apple Bobbing
The same concept as bobbing for apples, but instead of being in the water, the apples are tied to a string and hanging from a branch. It’s actually even more difficult because the apples move and sway in the wind, making it almost impossible to get ahold of with your teeth! It’s addictive but challenging!
Playing tag is one of those games that every child loves. Why not spruce it up a bit during the Halloween season and add a little excitement to it. You can play it inside or out, but be careful wherever you decide to play. It needs to be dark and each child should have a flashlight they can use to see each other. The person who is “it” has to them search around to find the person to tag so that they can hand off the title. It’s super fun and chaos all wrapped up in one!
Can you just imagine the laughter when everyone dresses up in their Halloween costumes and heads outdoors for a fun game of Freeze tag? The rules are the same, you run until you’re tagged and then you’re “frozen” until further notice. Depending on what the costumes are, it could be a really cute way to watch some spooky kids run around the yard!
Duck, Duck, Ghost
See how totally simple it is to take a class game and turn it into something spooky for Halloween? Let your little ones sit in a circle, and wait till they hurt the word “ghost” to get up and start chasing. They’ll find it super fun, and you’ll find that you may want to join in on the game as well!
There’s no denying the excitement of fun relay races. During Halloween, get those costumes on and have fun running back and forth to tag your other team members. The first spooky costume line to get to and from the quickest wins!
Did you notice a trend here? It’s so easy to take current games, and give them a fun Halloween twist! All you need to do is add in some costumes, and a change of the wording here and there, and you’ve got some super fun and exciting Halloween games that the kiddos will love to play!
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