# Halloween Math Games

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I’ll go for just about any excuse to ditch the regular Math plans and have fun with something like Halloween Math Games!  Here are a few Halloween math activities we’ve played.

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## Halloween Math Games

### Hershey Kiss Memory

Those white garage sale dot stickers fit perfectly on the bottom of Hershey’s Kisses.  I wrote multiplication facts on the bottoms and you had to know the product in order to make a match.  Chocolate is always a fun motivator!  My son begged to play round after round of this game.  I don’t think he’s ever begged to do multiplication fact flash cards!

## Halloween Math Activities

### Fact Family Pumpkin Game

The cute little pumpkin cups you can find at the dollar store are perfect for this activity.  Write different numbers on your pumpkins, and then make up addition/subtraction problems that equal each number.  I like this game because you can make it harder for older kids, or easier for the little ones.

For the littlest family members, you could put dots on your popsicle stick instead of math problems.  Then your child would count the dots & put the stick in the right numbered pumpkin.

## Halloween Math

### Come Visit The Pumpkin Farm!

This fun game takes you to the Pumpkin Farm!  It’s just like playing Battleship.  Each player gets a game board & a handful of pumpkins to hide in their patch.   Make sure your opponent can’t see your board & take turns guessing where the other person’s pumpkins are growing.

The skinny pumpkins are worth 2 points & the fat pumpkins are worth 5 points.  If you guess your opponent’s pumpkin location, you earn that number of points.  We played until someone reached 20, so it was a great way to work on mental addition.

We used these record sheets during the game.  They helped keep track of what we had already guessed, & where we found our opponent’s pumpkins.

This game is great for developing coordinate skills as well, since you ask your partner questions using the coordinates of the squares (A2, F5, etc).

You can download all the pages and instructions for this game by visiting Mathwire.com.

### Halloween Math Activity

One last thing we always do on Halloween night is The Guessing Game!  Each person guesses how much the candy bag will weigh at the end of trick-or-treating.  Some years we have graphed it.  Some years we just talk about it.

If you have more than 1 child, it could cause some tension if you’re weighing each bag.  Of course they are going to compare who has more!  I would suggest putting all the candy in one big bowl and guess the weight of total candy.  Then nobody has more than anyone else…it becomes a family effort!

## More Kids Activities for Halloween

These fun Halloween math games will certainly make learning math fun for your kids.  Do you have any other favorite Halloween math activities?  If so, we’d love to hear about them.  For more kids activities for Halloween, check out these great ideas:

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From our partners:

1. I really love the candy estimation game. Everything looks like fun!

2. Great ideas! For the game with Hersey’s kisses, you could use the pumpkin spice ones to make it even more seasonal.

• happycampers says:

Wait…there are pumpkin spice kisses??? Where have I been?!?

• Sommer says:

Pumpkin spice kisses?!! OMG you’ve been holding out on us! LOL

3. Seriously cute cames. Love the hershey kiss one!

4. I love seeing math in action (well, duh, I’m a math mom). These are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

5. Love the fact family pumpkins! I can’t wait to try this out with my bigger little guy. Thanks for the great idea.

6. Sommer says:

I love these math ideas! Unfortunately my oldest is into algebra now in 5th grade and sadly he’s surpassed my knowledge of math lol. But this stuff would still work great for my kindergarten and 1st graders! Thanks for sharing. I would be delighted to have you stop by and link this up to my VIP party this weekend! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html Have a safe and happy halloween!

7. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

8. Priscila says:

These are all great ideas! As a math lover I will totally do this when I have kids! I came over from Skip to my Lou link party!

Priscila @ jensennp.blogspot.com

9. Kids solve any type of problem if they play these Games Math for Kids.

10. Fantastic. We wouldn’t mind playing the Hershey’s Kiss memory game right now!

11. oh that candy look good

12. This is idea is incredible and original. Obviously i question how much candy we should give our children, but if they are going to eat it any way, what a great way to learn math at the same time, much applause from us here at HoodaMath.com

13. Sunny says:

These ideas are great! Any idea how the pumpkin/popsicle stick math activity could be fun for a class of 24 kids?

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