Halloween Party Games for Kids
Halloween is probably one of the most fun holidays of the year. Kids have fun dressing up as their favorite character while getting free candy at the same time! What can beat that? As much as kids love trick-or-treating, they love Halloween parties too where they can play with their friends more!Party & Drinking Games
Want to get into some Halloween fun with your kids? Throw a fun Halloween party! There are so many games that you can play at a kids’ Halloween Party.
Here’s our list of Halloween party games that you can organize for your kids.
1. Jar of Candies Guessing Game
What kid wouldn’t love taking home a jar full of candies? The Jar of Candies Guessing Game is a quick game that all the kids can play.
All you need to do is to fill a jar with candy and have the kids guess how many pieces there are in the jar. Whoever makes the guess closest to the actual number wins, and the player can take home the jar of candies! You can place all kinds of candy in the jar or stick to just one candy. Candy corn is usually used for this game.
It’s an easy, simple, and fun start to any Halloween party!
2. Ghost Piñatas
Ghost Piñatas are similar to traditional pinatas. The best thing about it is that you can also fill it up with all sorts of candies.
What’s the difference? Of course, it should come in a ghost shape since it’s Halloween! Let the kids take a swing at the ghost pinata until it breaks, and expect them to go into a mad dash collecting the scattered candy!
Not only do they serve as Halloween decorations but will also serve as a fun group activity. Kids will have a lot of fun cracking these cute ghost piñatas!
3. Candy Jenga
This is a twist on the classic Jenga game. Instead of blocks of wood, we can use Halloween candies! Make sure you use the flat Halloween candies like chocolate bars or Kit-kat’s and watch kids take turns stacking them on top of one another. Winners can split the loot!
4. Rubik’s Cube
Rubik’s Cube is a game that may not immediately come to mind when you’re thinking of a Halloween Party game for kids, but it’s a fun and challenging game that kids can try. Let kids today discover the mysteries of the Rubik’s Cube!
Make this a simple contest. Ask kids to take turns in solving the Rubik’s Cube. The one who completes one side of a cube with the same color the fastest is the winner! Make sure to set a time limit so that the kids won’t be playing forever.
Need a tutorial on how to solve the Rubik’s Cube? Check out our Rubik’s Cube Beginner’s Tutorial. There you can also play a web verison of the Rubik’s Cube.
5. Old Costume Relay Race
In this relay race, you can prepare some Halloween costumes and have kids race on who takes the clothes on and off the fastest! You can have the kids compete individually or have them work together as a team.
6. Dress Up
Just like any other Halloween party, we have a dress-up game. Have a theme prepared in advance and the one who dresses the best wins! This is an easy game to play which can also be done via-zoom for a socially distant but equally fun party.
7. Wrap the Mummy
If your household has some spare tissue paper lying around, you can use them for Wrap the Mummy game! Kids will have a lot of fun in this race of wrapping an adult volunteer in tissue paper. You can also have the kids race on who unwraps the mummy the fastest and throws the tissue to the bin. Not only do they have fun, but they also help clean up the mess!
8. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Like the classic scavenger hunt game, prepare a list of items you can hide within your home. They can be decors or an assortment of items.
Divide the kids into groups, and give each group the list of things that they need to hunt. You can do this the old-fashioned way and have them bring back the items to you, or you can also have them just take photos when they find the items. Either way, kids will have a blast playing treasure hunters for a day! The team that finds the most items on the list wins the game!
Want to make your scavenger hunt more challenging? Depending on the ages of the kids that are playing, you can increase the difficulty of this game.
If you want to give the exact words, write out the words on the paper using invisible ink!
Another option is for you to give phrases or riddles that they need to solve first. Here are some phrases that you can use:
- To find your first treat, I’m where you get food to it. (Refrigerator)
- What has hands but can not clap? (clock)
- I’m full of keys, but I can’t open any doors. What am I? (piano)
- Tonight is not all fright and fear. A trick or treat is waiting near. (Halloween candy)
- I ride on a broom and stir up potions. (witch)
9. Pin the Spider on the Spiderweb
Pin the Spider on the Spiderweb is the Halloween version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
All you need is to draw a spiderweb on a piece of cardboard and attach it to the wall. Give the kids a cut-out spider, each with double-sided tape on the back, and the one who places the web the closest to the center wins.
You can have another Halloween variation with a Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin game.
10. Halloween Guess Who Game
The Halloween Guess Who Game is a fun way to start your party. As kids arrive, you can tape the name of a character on their back. This could be anything from comic book heroes to cartoon characters.
Tell them that they need to figure out which character is assigned to them to get a prize. All the kids will have to get clues from each other to find out the character assigned to them! Once they figure out, you can give them a treat or their Halloween party kit.
This may originally be a game for adults, but kids can have fun playing it too! Check out these fun characters that you can put on the name tags:
- Peppa Pig
- Captain America
11. Halloween Feel Box
The Halloween mystery box will be a highlight for any party. Just prepare an empty box and fill it with slime or creepy food inside, and let the kids’ imaginations go wild. This game will get a lot of reaction and will be a sure hit at your Halloween party!
What items can you have in your Halloween Feel Box? Here’s a list to give you some ideas!
- Cut up balloons - dry skin
- Peeled grapes - eyeballs
- Cooked spaghetti - worms
- Fake fur - dead animal
- Tines of a plastic fork - vampire teeth
- Grape stems - vampire legs
12. Halloween Memory Game
In this memory game, you can print out two of the same picture. Lay down the pictures face down on the table, and have kids flip the cards and remember which card is which. This is a great group game that will also test kids’ memory retention skills.
Aside from Christmas, Halloween is another holiday that kids love! The great thing is that kids can have fun with anything!
More Halloween Games
Choose any of these games, and we guarantee that your kids and their friends will have the best time ever! Of course, make sure to throw in candy, costumes, scary Halloween decor to make your Halloween Party more awesome!
Looking for games you can play online or on your mobile? Check out our Latest Games and Apps. You can tweak some of the games here to fit a Halloween theme!
✍️ October 28, 2020