5+ Spooktacular Halloween Math Games to Make & Play

Today we are playing with numbers with some of our favorite Halloween themed math games for kids of all ages. While most of these Halloween math games are created with K-4th grade in mind, they can be adapted for all math levels.

Halloween math games are fun Halloween math activities with a learning twist. Use these Halloween math game ideas to help emphasize what your child is needing to practice or learn. These Halloween math activities are great hands-on learning ideas for home or in the classroom.

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Let’s play a Halloween Math game!

DIY Halloween Math Games

Let’s start with some simple DIY Halloween math games that you can make. This will let you create practice and muscle memory for the math concepts that are best suited for your child.

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Let’s practice math facts with this fun candy memory game!

Hershey Kiss Math Memory Game

The Hershey Kiss Math Memory game is perfect for any math fact practice. Unlike traditional flashcards, this fun Halloween candy math game will have kids competing to get faster and faster on their math facts.

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Make & Play Halloween Math Game

I wrote multiplication facts on the bottoms and you had to know the product in order to make a match. You could use addition facts, subtraction facts, division facts or other math concepts to match by writing the equation on one Hershey’s Kiss and the answer on another.

Play like regular memory game. If your child is playing alone, then use a timer to see if they can beat their previous time record. 

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!

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Each pumpkin has a number written on the outside.

Fact Family Pumpkin Game Halloween Activity

The cute little pumpkin cups you can find at the dollar store are perfect for this Halloween math activity. I like this math game because you can make it harder for older kids, or easier for the little ones.

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Kids will try and put the right math problem in the pumpkin with the proper math solution!

Make & Play Halloween Math Game

  1. Write different numbers on your pumpkins.
  2. Write addition/subtraction/multiplication/division problems that equal each number.
  3. The goal of the Halloween math game is to get all the problems into the pumpkin with the right number solution.

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.

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Pumpkin Farm Math Game

This fun game takes you to the Pumpkin Farm! It’s just like playing Halloween Battleship.

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Make & Play Halloween Math Game

  1. Download & print the game.
  2. Cut out the pumpkin game pieces.
  3. Set up a visual barrier between players using a file folder or something else to make sure your opponent can’t see your board.
  4. Each player gets a game board & a handful of pumpkins to hide in their patch.
  5. Take turns guessing where  the other person’s pumpkins  are growing.
  6. The skinny pumpkins are worth 2 points & the fat pumpkins are worth 5 points.  
  7. If you guess your opponent’s pumpkin location, you earn that number of points.  
  8. 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).

Guessing Game 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.  

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Make & Play Halloween Math Game

  1. Everyone guess how much the candy weighs from the trick-or-treat stash.
  2. Weigh the candy.
  3. (Optional) 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!

cupcake owls craft for kids
Hoot! Hoot! Skip counting is a Hoot!

Halloween Owl Skip Counting Game

This cute owl craft and math game can be made with different types of cupcake liners depending on the time of the year. We love the idea of using Halloween cupcake liners to create a Halloween skip counting game.

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Make & Play Halloween Math Game

Make the kids owl craft and then follow the directions on how to make the owl skip counting game.

homemade math game with pumpkin rocks
Let’s have more math fun with pumpkin rocks!

More Halloween Math Activities for Kids

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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Which was your favorite Halloween math game to play?

34 Comments

  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. 🙂

  3. happycampers says:

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

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

  8. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  9. 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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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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