Fun Halloween Party Games, Ideas and Activities for Kids

Halloween parties can be so much fun.  Make yours spooktacular with these fun Halloween party games, ideas and activities below


Halloween Games for Kids

Mummy Wrap Race
This is sure to be a crowd pleaser
Materials: Large rolls of toilet paper (2 per team)
1. Break children into teams of 3
2. 1 person on the team is going to be the mummy, the other two children are going to be the wrappers.  Give each wrapper 1 roll of toilet paper.
3.  The wrappers must wrap their entire roll of toilet paper around the mummy.  Make sure the children no not wrap toilet paper around the eyes, nose and mouth.
4.  The first team that finishes is the winner.


Pass the Pumpkin
Materials: small pumpkin, music
1. Have children sit or stand in a circle.
2. While the music plays have the children pass the pumpkin around.
3. Have the adult or someone not playing stop the music.
4. The child holding the pumpkin when the music stops is out.  Repeat until their 1 child left.  Last child standing/sitting is the winner.


How Many Candy Corn
Materials: Jar, Candy Corn, paper, pen
1. While counting, fill up jar with candy corn.
2. Write down number and place it in your pocket.
3. When children arrive at the party have them guess how many candy corns are in the jar.  Make sure you write down each child’s name and the number they guessed on the piece of paper.
4. At the end of the party announce the child’s name who came the closest to the number of candy’s in the jar.


Monster Mash
Materials: Halloween Music
Play the same way as you would freeze dance
1.  Have children dance to Halloween music such as Monster Mash, Thriller, Ghostbuster’s theme  etc…
2. When the music stops all the children must freeze. Play music again and repeat.
3. Last child standing wins


Ghost in the Graveyard
Materials: open outside space
This games is similar to Hide and Go Seek but in the dark
1. The person is “it”. The person that is “it” must close their eyes and count 1:oo, 2:00, 3:00 etc until they get to 11:00 after 11:00 they say midnight.
2. While the child who is “it” is counting all the other children must hide.
3. When the child is is “it” gets to midnight they must run and look for the other children.  Since this game is played at dusk or in the dark be sure there is nothing in the yard that the children can trip over or bump into.
Optional: give each child a flashlight.


Halloween Party Activities for Kids

1. Decorate Pumpkins- Get a bunch of small pumpkins or gourds to paint.  Don’t want the mess have the children use stickers instead. It’s a fun activity and the children get to leave with a souvenir.
Bat Pumpkin
Bat Pumpkin








2. Costume Contest– No Halloween party is complete without a costume contest.
3. Pinata– Kids love getting the opportunity to swing at a pinata.  My advise when the pinata is ready to burst take it down rip it open and spread the candy across the room.  Less chaos this way.
4. Brains and Eyeballs- Decorate a shoebox with black or Halloween paper.    Fill the box with cooked spaghetti with a little butter and some gummy eyes or circle gummy candy. Cut a small hand size hole at the top of the box. Label the box brains and eyeballs.  Have each child put hand in the box to get a touch.
5. Candy Hunt– Forget Easter Eggs Halloween is here.  Buy a bunch of candy, and small toys such as spider rings, tattoos, bugs check the Halloween aisle the store.  Fill small candy bags with 1-2 pieces of candy or a toy.  Hide the bags all over the yard.  Have the children line up and shout ready set go.  Have the children run and fins all the candy.
6. Crafts- Try some of these Halloween Crafts at your party:
Pencil Ghost, Glue Ghost, Halloween Scene, Egg Carton Spider, Footprint Ghost
or have the children decorate picture frames (they have nice wooden frames at Michaels Craft Store for $1).  If you have a large group of children take 1 group photo then print it out for each child to put into their frame.  If you have a small group of children you can take individual pictures of the children in their costumes to print out.  This makes a great party keepsake.


Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

1. Hand in the Punch Bowl- Fill a latex powder free glove with water, tie the ends and place it in the freezer a couple of hours before the party.  Make your punch, when it’s party time place the frozen glove in the punch bowl.  Want a spookier affect?  Fill the glove with red juice instead of water.
2. Spider Ice- Place small plastic spiders or small sider rings into ice cube trays.  Fill with water and freeze  When its party time you can add the to the punch bowl or add them to individual cups.
3. Decorate your own Spooky Cupcake.  Make cupcakes the night before but don’t decorate them.  Buy different colored frostings, mini candies, cupcake toper eyes and sprinkles.  Make and assembly line and place each item in a row going down a table.  Give each child a cupcake and let their imagination get to work.
4. Glow in the Dark Balloons- Buy some glow in the dark bracelets available at the dollar store or any party store.  Blow up your balloon half way, bend the glow in the dark bracelets and place them in the balloon.  Continue to blow up your balloon.  Tie together and decorate.
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