Halloween games for kids are so much fun! Throw the ultimate thrill-filled (non-spooky) event for and with your kids this October with these 28 awesome Halloween Party games for kids.  

We’ve got you covered here on Kids Activities Blog when it comes to fun DIY Halloween games, a classic game for Halloween, Halloween activities, spooky crafts, and homemade costume ideas this year = FUN. FUN. FUN!

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Pictures of 6 of the ultimate halloween games for kids - trick or treat play house, boo game, ghost bowling, tic tac toe Halloween game, pumpkin clues and pumpkin slime in a pumpkin - Kids Activities Blog
Oh so many fun Halloween games to play!

Best Outdoor Halloween Games for Kids

So many of these games for kids are the classic Halloween games that we all grew up enjoying.  They are a tradition for a reason and I can’t wait to share them with my kids this fall season.  We used several of these outdoor Halloween games at my kids’ school for their Halloween class party.  The kids loved it!

Isn’t part of the fun of being an adult at Halloween is handing down a classic game?

1. Convert Your Playhouse to a Halloween House

Give a cardboard box a Halloween make-over with spooky black chalkboard paint and new curtains today!! This great game is so stinkin cute by KatherineMarie

2. Giant Spider Web Creation Game

Our favorite activity every year is to weave a giant wool and twig web to hang outside the front door to frighten the neighbors!  The size of the spider that would inhabit such a web is absolutely scary! (photo below) Oh so much fun via mollymoocrafts

3. Boo Bowling

You may have heard of pumpkin bowling, but this Halloween game is just plain adorable!  Check out all the ghostly fun via its written on the walls

4. Ghost Bowling

DIY ghost bowling is a similar game to the boo bowling only the DIY Halloween game is made with different materials which can be great if your recycling bin is filled with stuff like mine!

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Best Halloween Games for Your Party

Throwing a Halloween party for kids is one of my favorite types of kids’ parties.  It is so easy to theme, find cute and creepy decorations for, the food is awesomely silly and then everyone dresses up. What more could you want from a Halloween party for kids?

Oh, games!  Yes, that too…so many fun games to play and so little holiday time.

5. Mummy Wrap Game

Split the kids into two groups, each group picks a ‘victim’ to wrap up in toilet roll like a mummy. This Halloween game is perfect for older kids broken up into teams.  Who wins?!! The first team that completes a mummy out of toilet paper!  Just one of the shrieking great fun Halloween party ideas from mymixofsix

6. Spider Web Gross Motor Activity

As simple, spooky but not at all frightening game for kids, while working on their gross motor skills without them knowing! This is fun Halloween party games at their best via notimeforflashcards
(I’ve been waiting an entire year to write a Halloween post so I could include this activity.

Best Halloween party games for kids

Kids Halloween Games for All Ages

7. Hello Mr. Pumpkin

Pumpkin decorating is ‘classic’ Halloween fun. Try this no-carve pumpkin idea which is great for toddlers, preschoolers and little kids who don’t like getting messy (above) that could be turned into a pumpkin person decorating contest from mollymoocrafts(link unavailable)

8. Donuts On A String

Here is an easy game that is a fun alternative to bobbing apples – hands behind your backs and “try” and eat the donut!  Genius idea (and not just for Halloween) from Tiffany Boerner via madlystylishevents

This is one of the games we did at our school and it was a huge hit with younger kids as well as kids from other age group ranges!

9. Candy Corn Guessing Games

This is my all-time favorite…how many candy corns are in the jar? Take this fun party game inspiration from madlystylishevents

Halloween Gooey Guessing Games

One of my favorite games as a kid was the gooey guessing games often found in haunted houses.  Reaching into the unknown and feeling something squishy is one of the ultimate Halloween experiences with a little fear factor involved…

Think of the fun and squeals with these Halloween games for kids.

10. Fun Home Science For Halloween

Slimy. Gooey. Green. 
Gooey gross stuff so perfect for Halloween giggles.
pumpkin slime by learnplayimagine
eyeball soup by Fun At Home With Kids
stretchy green slime by Fun At Home With Kids

Halloween Party Games for Kids of All Ages

Creepy Halloween Party Games for Kids

Creepy doesn’t have to be scary.  These are more giggles than screams when it comes to Halloween games for kids.

11. Spiders Lair

This is a fun Halloween party game, or anytime game!  Spiders just freak me out anyway! via chickenbabies (photo below)

12. Halloween Treasure Hunt

Download and print these super fun Halloween scavenger hunt printables that could be a fun game to play together. Or create a cool multi-clue treasure hunt like the one pictured below from KaterineMarie‘s.

13. Goofy Hanging Spiders

This was such a hit at my friend’s house last year. I gathered all the kids on the floor to make goofy spiders and the results were hilarious (photo below) via mollymoocrafts(link unavailable).

14. Self-Inflating Ghost Balloons!

Ghost balloons are fun Halloween science magic from the lovely MamaSmiles.

15. Ghost Races

Just like a traditional Potato Sack Race, except the white pillowcase is decorated like a ghost – simple outdoor fun for Halloween from firefliesandmudpies

16. Free Printable Halloween Bingo

Halloween bingo is such a great party game for a group of kids (or adults)! 4 different designs to download from makoodle

Creepy Halloween Games for Kids

Kids Halloween Party Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Nearly any of the Halloween games for kids can be adapted for the younger players.  Halloween games are so fun for toddlers and preschoolers…they live their lives in perpetual holiday-mode!  They won’t miss a beat joining in.

17. Ghost Bottle Bowling

Have fun knocking down a few ghosts with No Time For Flash Cards

18. Ghost Toss

Great for Halloween party fun or just playing with your kids. via messforless

19. Pumpkin Lego Treat Bag

Halloween fun that won’t rot their teeth! I love the idea of making this LEGO goody bag be a speed build game for your party via repeatcrafterme

20. Fall Candy House Fling!

Decorating candy houses is such a fun group activity for friends and cousins. Make it an annual not-so-spooky fun game at Halloween (photo below). via KatherineMarie

21. Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

So simple and genius, via itsoverflowing

22. Happy Halloween Mail

Open if you DARE! via KatherineMarie

Halloween Games for Toddlers and Preschoolers Too

Indoor Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Looking for some games that kids can do inside?  Sometimes the October weather doesn’t cooperate with outside fall party plans…

23. Halloween Party Guessing Game

Add a little creepy to your Halloween party fun with this guessing game! via The Idea Room

24. Witchy Finger Puppets

Make mini witches hats for goofy finger puppet conversations via Classic-Play (link unavailable)

25. Halloween Photo Booth

If you’re planning on throwing a Halloween party then here’s some fun (free printable) photo booth props your kids will love – it’s Halloween selfie time!. photo above via No Biggie

26. Paper Bag Puppets

Paper bag puppets are a classic Halloween activity! crafty fun for a Halloween party and handy for taking the treats home. via Make and Takes

27. Pin The Eye on the Monster

No party is complete without this classic blindfold game. The extra eyes add a perfect Halloween twist! photo above
via Lil Luna

28. Halloween Bingo

This free Halloween Bingo game is an easy hit at any gathering with kids (and grown ups)! via The Crafting Chicks

29. More Printable Halloween Games

30. Halloween Math Games

I know this doesn’t sound like your classic Halloween party game, but Halloween math games can be fun too when it is combined with a Halloween theme and a competitive spirit.


Are you hosting a Halloween party this year at home or in the classroom? Or do you just need to keep your kids busy long enough to make dinner?! These Halloween activities are loads of fun and a great way to spend some time as a family game night or with Halloween parties.

Which of the Halloween games is your favorite?  What Halloween games for kids will you be playing at your Halloween party?

Halloween Games FAQ

How do you make Halloween fun for kids at home?

Kids want to have fun and Halloween is one of the best (and easiest) times to make that happen. Choose Halloween games that fit the likes of your child. If your child is creative and loves art then a hands on decorating contest like a pumpkin decoration contest or mummy wrap game might be perfect. If your child likes traditional games, then Halloween bingo could be the best fit.

What are 5 traditional Halloween activities?

1. Ooey gooey item identification while blindfolded
Be inspired by our Halloween sensory activities (14 Fun Halloween Sensory Activities for Kids & Adults) like making a gross brains and eyes bin(Make a Gross Brains & Eyes Halloween Sensory Bin) and create different touching stations where kids try to figure out what they are touching while blindfolded. It is part Haunted house and part sensory fun!

2. Speed Mummy Wrap Game
Break into teams and see who can wrap a mummy the fastest. This Toilet paper mummy wrapping game (Let’s Have Some Halloween Fun with the Toilet Paper Mummy Game) is one of our very favorites!

3. Team Halloween Mad Libs
Break your group of older kids into teams or this can work with younger kids with adult help and use our Halloween Mad Lib (Halloween Mad Libs & Printable Candy Corn Maze & Word Search) printable to come up with a ridiculously silly Halloween story. Read the results aloud to each other.

4. Ghost Bowling is always a hit
Make your own ghost bowling (DIY Scary Cute Homemade Ghost Bowling Game for Halloween) set and watch the pins fly.

5. Halloween Puzzle Speed Game
Make a series of Halloween puzzles (Spooky Cute DIY Halloween Paint Chip Puzzles for Kids) with the age of kids that are coming to your Halloween party in mind. Use them as a game to see who can put them all together the fastest these also make really cute things to put in a Halloween party goodie bag.

What do I need for a kids Halloween party?

Break your kids Halloween party list into these categories when planning the big event:
-Party invitations: send out texts, emails, eInvites or traditional printed invitations

-Party food: choose a few Halloween themed food items that fit the time of day, Halloween treats and try a Spooky fog drink(Easy Spooky Fog Drinks – Halloween Drinks for Kids)

-Party games & activities: Plan for several games and activities choosing ideas that fit your location inside or outside. Most Halloween parties we have hosted used 2-5 games during the party to keep the kids entertained.

-Party decorations: You can keep this really simple by using easily accessible Halloween party decorations or making your own. Think spider webs, spiders, witches, ghosts and pumpkins.
-Halloween goodie bags: Every party is better when the participants can take a little memory home from the party!

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  1. This is a very helpful list of Halloween games for kids! I love the idea of converting an old playhouse into a haunted house for the lawn–what a fun family project to involve the kids in with paint, etc.! You can even find them pretty reasonably priced secondhand, too…

  2. Well, these halloween games for kids sound like great fun – and wholesome and creative, too! Thanks so much for rounding them up for us!