19 Halloween Games for a Spooktacular Kids Party

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19 Halloween Games for a Spooktacular Kids Party

19 Halloween Games for a Spooktacular Kids Party

No Halloween party is complete without some spooktastic Halloween party games! Check out this list of Halloween games for kids and throw a party they’ll talk about till next year!

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You’ve scoured the stores to come up with the perfect costume 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. 

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.


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 (not nightmares). The secret to success is in the Halloween games. 

Second, we’ve gathered a list of kid-friendly Halloween games for kids that will make your party a huge win, but also make you the most coveted party planner on the block.

Looking for more Halloween fun? Check out our face painting ideas and candy corn decor!

Fun Halloween Games for Kids

Use these Halloween games to make your next Halloween party a huge success. Squeals will be heard down the block as the kids play these fun Halloween games!

Mummy Game | Kids Activity Blog

mummy wrap 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!

Halloween Fun with a Mummy Game

Looking for a great Halloween game to play with your kids? Check out this idea for some Halloween fun as a family with the Mummy Game.

Read more here.

Free Pumpkin Stencils | Spaceships and Laser Beams

free pumpkin stencils

Have a party carving your pumpkins! Here is a whopping collection of 700 printables that can help your pumpkin be a smashing success – just cut along the lines!

Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Check out this awesome resource for free pumpkin carving stencils! Pumpkin carving has to be my very favorite part of Halloween, and these stencils make it even better.

Read more here.

Guess How Many Game | Better Homes & Gardens

kid playing guess how many game

Guess how many? Offer 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 that’s always a big hit.

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25 Easy Halloween Games Perfect for Your Next Party

Add a dose of holiday fun to your spooky gatherings with these Halloween games for kids. Our favorite Halloween party games include lots of ideas the kids will love.

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Bobbing For Apples | Popsugar

bobbing for apples

Bobbing for apples is always a classic. Don’t want to leave that one out! It is so much fun to watch the kids play!

Spooktacular Halloween Birthday Party

When Halloween parties blend with birthday celebrations, all bets are off.

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Pumpkin Bowling | Who Arted

pumpkin bowling

Pumpkin bowling will be a big hit with kids and adults alike! The white toilet paper rolls make perfect ghost faces, don’t they? Just cut the stem off a small pumpkin, use a drill to add a few finger holes, and you’re good to go.

Halloween Games for Kids: Pumpkin Bowling

Who’s ready to go bowling? This activity is so easy to make, and a guaranteed great time for any munchkin!

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Spider Lair | Chicken Babies

spider lair made with toilet paper

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.

Lair of the Spider Queen: Halloween Game

Such a fun idea for a Halloween game!

Read more here.

Witches Brew Game | Carnival Savers

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. Just stand behind the cones and see how many frogs you can toss into the cauldrons!

Witches Brew Halloween Game Idea

Perfect Halloween game for any Halloween Carnival or Halloween Party for kids. This easy setup game is sure to make kids of all ages stand in line for another chance at winning!

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Pumpkin Run | Pen & Paper Flowers

pumpkin run

Mini pumpkins are loads of fun in a pumpkin run! Have everyone balance one on their heads and race to the finish line.

Fall Family Picnic Pumpkin Run

Have everyone balance one on their heads and race to the finish line for some spooktacular Halloween fun.

Read more here.

Candy Corn Toss | Supply Me

candy corn toss

Here’s an indoor-friendly tabletop version: Candy Corn Toss. This is a fun classroom game, too!

Halloween Game for Kids – 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.

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Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Play Party Plan

halloween scavenger hunt

Get everyone involved in a Halloween scavenger hunt. Here are the free printables to go along with the game!

Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt

This Printable Halloween scavenger hunt is perfect for kids! Play during a classroom, neighborhood, or preschool party! A spooktacular way to keep the kids entertained!

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Lollipop Ring Toss | A Turtle’s Life For Me

lollipop ring toss

There’s no shortage of lollipops around Halloween time, so use them for a lollipop ring toss game. Make it even more fun by playing at night with glow stick bracelets!

Backyard Carnival Birthday Party

This lollipop ring toss game is a great Halloween game idea for kids.

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Guess the Cup | Better Homes & Gardens

pumpkin shell game

Paint three cups or mini pails to look like ghosts, and hide a piece of candy under one. Move the cups around quickly, and have guests guess which cup the candy is under.

Winners get to keep their piece of candy, of course!

25 Easy Halloween Games Perfect for Your Next Party

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Life-Size Pumpkin Memory Game | Simple Play Ideas

pumpkin 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.

Pumpkin Memory Game

Orange paper plates make simple yet awesome pumpkin faces. We took our pumpkin faces and used them to make a super-sized memory game this Halloween!

Read more here.

Spider Race Game | Still Playing School

spider races

Use straws and lightweight plastic spiders to create this spider race game for the kids. It’s so much fun!

Spider Races

A great Halloween Minute to Win It game for kids and adults!

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Pin the Nose on the Witch | Sometimes Creative

kid playing pin the nose on the witch

Take the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” and give it a fun Halloween party game twist. Pin the Nose on the Witch will have your little guests dizzy with excitement.

Halloween Party

Have a screaming good time with this Pin the Nose on the Witch game!

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Pin the Spider on the Web | Ella Claire Inspired

girl playing pin the spider on the web

Prefer spiders to witches? Pin the Spider on the Web is another festive option. This one comes with a free printable too!

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Pin the Spider on the Web Halloween Game

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.

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Pumpkin Patch Stomp | Delia Creates

pumpkin patch stomp

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.

Five Easy Halloween Games For Kids

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!

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Stack and Squirt Game | Momma’s Fun World

stack and squirt game

A stack and squirt game does double duty!

Tots will enjoy stacking the cups, and everyone will enjoy shooting them down with squirt guns.

Halloween Stack, Count and Squirt game

Over the summer we made this game and the kids loved it. So I decide to paint half the cups white for a ghost and other half orange for pumpkins.

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Halloween Cornhole | Crafts Unleashed

halloween cornhole

Make your Halloween cornhole game a little spookier by tossing big spiders into the hole. Eeeek!

Halloween Game: DIY Tabletop Cornhole For Kids

Here’s a super easy way to decorate a tabletop cornhole board for a fun Halloween game! This would also be a great project and game for a Halloween party!

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Poke a Pumpkin Game | Project Denneler

poke a pumpkin game

Poke a pumpkin, and win a trick or a treat. This is easier than it looks to set up. Just put a trick or treat in each cup, cover with tissue paper, and put a rubber band over it so you can reuse the cups again and again.


This Halloween party game is perfect for home or the classroom!

Read more here.

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!

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