Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween games can be especially grotesque, freaky and nightmarish. But, you can brew them up nicely with less creepy games too.

Halloween is just around the corner and my kids, they’re referring to what they will dress up as, who went as what last year and of course they’ll change their minds a million times before Halloween! Throwing a Halloween party is a great way to include older children within the annual celebration of Halloween. But be sure you plan plenty of fun Halloween games for kids.

Halloween is a time for all good ghosts, ghouls and goblins to raise their spirits. Host a costume party for your little monster and

Halloween games for kids

Halloween games for kids

organize some fun party games. Halloween games could be especially grotesque, freaky and nightmarish. But, you can brew them up nicely with less creepy games too.

Halloween Games for Kids

Pumpkin Relay

The pumpkin relay is like a traditional relay race, however the team members have to race having a small plastic pumpkin in-between their knees. This is a very funny race to watch and much more fun to play.

How Many Candy Corn?

Fill a sizable see-through glass or plastic canister with two or three bags of candy corn. Once the children arrive to the party, have them guess how many candy corn are in the container. The child who comes nearest the actual number wins a prize.

Toilet Tissue Mummy

This can be a great Halloween game for kids that also promotes team work. Divide the audience into two teams. Give each team 3-4 rolls of white, inexpensive toilet paper. Each team then picks part of the team to dress-up as a mummy. They with the most realistic looking mummy wins.

Halloween Freeze Dance

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Play Halloween party music or creepy sound clips and tell the children to dance. When you turn off the music, all of them need to freeze. Whoever is caught moving during the freeze is out of the game. The final person dancing, wins. For any fun variation on this game, tell the kids they will need to pose within the Halloween shape you will have called out during the previous freeze. Some fun shapes might be: black cat; pumpkin; broomstick; mummy; bat; etc.

Draw a Face around the Jack-O-Lantern

As children arrive towards the party, have them cut-out a jack-o-lantern from orange construction paper. Tape the paper pumpkins to some wall (that’s been covered in white butcher paper) at about eye height. Alternate blindfolding the children, then after spinning them three times, have them draw the face area on their jack-o-lantern.

Pass the Pumpkin

This game is really a variation on “hot potato”. Seat the kids on the floor in a circle. Give them a little pumpkin to pass around. Play Halloween party music because they pass the pumpkin, and periodically stop the music. Whoever is holding the pumpkin is out. The game continues until one person is left with the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Penny Toss

Create a large pumpkin, making a wide opening at the very top. Give each child a number of pennies. Have them stand a suitable distance from the pumpkin and try to toss the pennies in, one at a time. For every successful toss, give the child a little piece of Halloween candy.

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