No Halloween party is complete without spooktastic Halloween party games! Check out this list of Halloween games for kids, and throw a party they’ll talk about until next Halloween!
You’ve scoured the stores to come up with the perfect costume, set up the skeleton at the entry (holding a lantern!), and you’ve built up a candy stash that would make Willy Wonka proud. Now, all you have to do is plan the perfect Halloween party with fun Halloween party games.
Easy, right? Well, it would be… if you wanted to make sure you sent every child home terrified to go to bed that night!
Assuming that isn’t the case, we are going to share a couple of secrets with you. Ready?
First, Halloween parties don’t have to be scary. Quite the opposite, actually! Halloween party games can make any kids party something they won’t forget (in a good way!). You can have a party that’s perfect for kids of all ages, where fun will be had, and memories will be made (instead of nightmares). The secret to success is in the Halloween games that include all party guests. Obvious games include: a pumpkin carving contest, Halloween bingo, and collective Halloween crafts, like making witch hats. My favorite thing to do is creating DIY Halloween party games!
We’ve gathered a list of not-so-scary, kid-friendly Halloween games for kids that will make your party a huge win–and it will make you the most coveted party planner on the block!
It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare
– Sheriff Leigh Brackett, Halloween (1978)
Fun Halloween Games for Kids
Use these creative Halloween party games to make your next monster mash a huge success. Squeals will be heard down the block as the “boos” and “ghouls” play these fun Halloween games!
1. The Mummy Game
Looking for great Halloween games to play with your kids? Here’s how you can have some Halloween fun as a family with the Mummy Game.
Bring out loads of toilet paper for this Mummy Wrap game. Pair the kids off, and the pair that wraps someone as a mummy the fastest wins a prize!
2. Use Free Pumpkin Stencils For An Activity-Filled Halloween
While this is not a game per se, pumpkin carving has to be my very favorite part of Halloween, and these stencils make it even better. Have a pumpkin-carving party, where each kid can make their own jack-o lantern. Then, it doubles as Halloween decorations for your party!
There’s no need to rack your brain looking for pumpkin carving patterns, because there’s a whopping collection of 700 FREE printables that can help your pumpkin be a smashing success–just cut along the lines!
3. “Guess-How-Many” Is a Halloween Game Favorite!
The Guess-How-Many-Game offers a door prize for the guest who correctly guesses (or comes the closest to guessing) the number of candy corns in the bowl. It’s an easy game, with a Halloween theme, that’s always a big hit!
4. Make A Spooktakular Halloween Birthday Party With Classic Games
What’s more fun than a spooktacular Halloween-themed birthday party?!
Bobbing for apples is always a classic! It’s so much fun to watch the kids play! Set your apple buckets out on hay for extra fall atmosphere.
5. Halloween Pumpkin Bowling Game
Pumpkin bowling is always a BIG hit with kids and adults, alike! Don’t these white toilet paper rolls make perfect ghost faces? Just cut the stem off a small pumpkin, use a drill to add a few finger holes, and you’re good to go!
Who’s ready to go do some pumpkin bowling? I am! This activity is so easy to make, and a guaranteed great time for any munchkin!
6. Set Up A Spider Lair For This Spooky Halloween Game
How fun and spooky can you get? Set up a spider lair in your home (or a spider obstacle course in your yard).
Have your guests navigate through the web without breaking any of the streamers. You could also take this spider lair game a notch higher by including spun sugar spider webs. This is such a fun idea for a Halloween game!
7. Cauldrons and Plastic Frogs Make for a Competitive Halloween Version Of “The Witches Brew” Game
Toy frogs and plastic witches’ cauldrons make for a super fun Witches Brew game! Think about the Halloween version of Bozo the Clown’s game. This is a perfect Halloween game for any Halloween carnival or Halloween kids’ party.
This easy-to-setup game is sure to make kids of all ages stand in line for another chance at winning! Just stand behind the cones, and see how many frogs you can toss into the cauldrons!
8. Pumpkin Run
Before making those spice lattes and pumpkin pies, use mini pumpkins for loads of fun in a pumpkin run!
Have everyone balance a mini pumpkin on their head, and race to the finish line for hilarious Halloween fun! I bet you even the balancing phase of the fun pumpkin run is bound to elicit witch-worthy cackles from the kids (and adults)! I like this so much more than the traditional Halloween sack race because there is less likelihood of injury!
9. Looking For Indoor-Friendly Halloween Games? Try the Candy Corn Toss
Here’s an indoor-friendly tabletop version of the Candy Corn Toss. If you’re looking for a fun (not-too-scary) game for your kiddos to play during your Halloween/harvest party, try this simple candy corn toss. This is a fun classroom game, too!
10. Looking for All-Inclusive Halloween Games? Include the Halloween Scavenger Hunt
As parents, we sometimes forget to include everyone in the Halloween games we plan for the kiddos. However, there’s a way to get everyone involved, by including a Halloween scavenger hunt on the Halloween games list!
Throwing a Halloween scavenger hunt is perfect for everyone! Play during a party for the classroom, the neighborhood, or even a preschool class! This is a spooktacular way to keep the kids entertained!
11. Use Halloween Candy to Make a Lollipop Ring Toss Game
There’s no shortage of lollipops around Halloween time, so why not use some of them for a lollipop ring toss game?!
Lollipop ring toss is a great Halloween game idea for kids. Make it even more fun by playing at night with glow stick bracelets!
12. Keep Them Guessing with This Halloween Game…
Add a dose of holiday fun to your spooky gatherings with these Halloween games for kids.
Paint three cups (or mini pails) to look like ghosts, and hide a piece of candy under one. Move the cups around quickly, and then have your guests guess which cup the candy is under. Winners get to keep their piece of candy, of course!
13. When You’ve Gotta Have a Life-Size Pumpkin Halloween Memory Game
Little ones will enjoy this pumpkin memory game. All you need are orange plates, and construction paper (or markers) to create faces on the pumpkins.
Orange paper plates make simple (yet awesome!) pumpkin faces. We used our pumpkin faces to make a super-sized memory game this Halloween!
14. Off to The Races You Go with This Halloween Spider Race Game
A great Halloween Minute to Win It game for kids and adults! Use straws and lightweight plastic spiders to create a spider race game for the kids.
Be sure to match up the straw and spider colors so that each kid doesn’t forget which was their racing spider! Be ready for the giggles because this Halloween game is so much fun!
15. Pin the Nose On the Witch Halloween Game
Take the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, and give it a fun Halloween party game twist…
We guarantee you that you’ll have a screaming good time with this Halloween game! Pin the Nose on the Witch will also have your little guests dizzy with excitement (and maybe even a wee bit of frustration when they can’t pin the nose on the witch).
16. Pin The Spider On The Web Halloween Game
Prefer spiders to witches? Pin the Spider on the Web is another festive option.
I had this idea for a free printable “pin the spider on the web” game for all of the upcoming Halloween carnivals and parties that you have. This one comes with a free printable, too!
17. Pumpkin Patch Stomp Game
The kids and I came up with some fun Halloween games this last week… They are inexpensive, super easy to put together, and lots of fun!
The pumpkin patch stomp is a great way to get the kids up and moving. The incentive is a little prize inside each balloon. Alternatively, you could add “treats” to some balloons and “tricks” to others.
18. “Stack and Squirt” Makes for An Awesome Halloween Game
The stack and squirt game always does double duty! Over the summer, we made this game, and the kids loved it! I decided to paint half the cups white (to make ghosts) and the other half orange (to make pumpkins).
Tots thoroughly enjoy stacking the cups, and everyone will enjoy shooting them down with squirt guns!
19. Make It Spookier with This Halloween Cornhole Game
Check out this easy tutorial for decorating a tabletop cornhole board with a ‘Halloween costume”, if you will! Make your Halloween cornhole game a little spookier by tossing big spiders into the hole. Eaaak!
20. Include Easy Halloween Games–Like the “Poke a Pumpkin” Game
This Halloween party game is perfect for home or the classroom! Poke a pumpkin, and win a trick (or a treat!). This is easier to set up than it looks. Just put a trick (or treat) in each cup, cover it with tissue paper, and put a rubber band over it, so you can reuse the cups again and again.
There’s nothing wrong with a few fun tricks. In fact, all of life can be a series of “tricks’. But, it’s also just as important to have some “treat” moments that are filled with fun and laughter.
Be the facilitator of those “treat” moments with these rockin’ Halloween games, and enjoy the looks on their faces as they make memories!
Had fun with your kiddos playing any of these Halloween games?