Add spook-tacular fun to your Halloween celebrations with Halloween Games.
These fun games are perfect to keep kids happy, entertained and moving. After all, kids do need to burn that extra energy coming from Halloween candy!
These Halloween Party Games are perfect if you are planning a Halloween Party, a simple play date or just looking for some family fun ideas.
We need not mention the numerous benefits of playing games together and how they can keep both children and adults entertained, happy and having so much fun!
Table of Contents:
- Outdoor Halloween Games for Kids
- Indoor Halloween Party Games
- Minute To Win Halloween Games For Families
- Virtual Halloween Games
Outdoor Halloween Games
1. Ghost Race
Reinvent the classic sack race with the Halloween theme. Just a slight twist and you have one of the most fun outdoor halloween games for kids.
Instead of using the plain old sack as it is, decorate it as a ghost and let the fun begin. What a fun game to burn off all the extra energy from Halloween treats!
Related: If your kids like crafting, Halloween is the perfect time to explore their ghoulish creative side with these exciting easy to make DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids.
2. Pumpkin Patch Stomp
This is one of the most easy to set-up and fun Halloween party games! All you need is orange balloons – lots of them!
Scatter or hide the balloons in your backward and let the kids race to stomp the maximum pumpkins (orange balloons in this case!). Your kids will absolutely love this classic halloween party game!
3. Mummy Sack Race
Another Halloween inspired version of the classic game for kids, Mummy sack race uses toilet paper to mummify its players before they can race!
Well! Not literally but what you need to do is wrap up the player’s legs with toilet paper instead of using a sack!
The first one to the finish line without tearing the toilet paper apart or freeing their wrapped legs, wins the game!
Related: Add a generous doze of humour with these Funny Halloween Jokes to brighten kids up!
4. Pumpkin Pong
Transform the classic party game of Ping Pong Toss into Pumpkin Pong with some easy tweaks.
Line up the candy buckets outdoors in a triangular shape. Add weight to the bucket to prevent them from falling by filling them one-third with water, sand or pebbles.
Players take turns tossing ping-pong eyeballs into the buckets from a set distance. This is a fun halloween party game that can be played with kids across all ages.
If playing with teens and adults, remove the buckets as the ping pong eyeballs land into them to make the game more challenging. For younger kids keep the shooting distance shorter.
Related: Add these Halloween Books for Kids to your celebrations and let your kid’s enjoy a not-so-spooky story!
Halloween Party games call for spooky scavenger hunts. And what could be spookier than finding skeleton bones in your own backyard?
The cute plastic skeletons from a local dollar store make the old classic party game of scavenger hunt all the more thrilling and spooky! Just how Fun Halloween Games should be!
Quick Tip: Halloween is a great time to delve into Human Anatomy! Teach your kids all about bones and human skeleton system with these fun, engaging Human Anatomy activities.
This is a fun Halloween Party game for preschoolers and young kids. While this version of the game can be played indoors, it is probably the best played outdoors.
7. Halloween Musical Chairs
Why not play the classic game of musical chairs with halloween music? To make it more appropriate for a Halloween party, dress-up the chairs with halloween-themed decorations.
This fun filled game is for the whole family – Age no bar!
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This is a perfect Halloween Party Game that is sure to get your little ones excited! Though it does require quite a bit of preparation, they are totally worth it!
This party halloween game is sure to be remembered for many Halloweens to come.
9. Pumpkin Sweep
This game is sure to get all mom’s happy and not complaining about kids not tidying up. All you need is brooms according to the number of players and plenty of pumpkin – plastic or the real ones, whichever is easier to lay your hands on!
Scatter the pumpkins all over your backyard and hand each player a broom. The first player to sweep as many pumpkins all the way to the finish line wins the game.
10. Eyeball Hunt
This is such a simple outdoor Halloween game to set-up that will have your kids moving in all directions and be busy for a while.
Just hide ping pong eyeballs in your backyard and let the hunt begin! To make it more challenging, put a timer and see who finds the most number of eyeballs!
11. Candy Corn Relay
This is a wonderful team game to play that will have your kids cooperating with each other and being a team player.
Divide kids into two teams. Each team has to move candy corn from one bowl to another using a spoon. No hands allowed!
The first team to transfer all its candy corn wins the relay and of course gets to eat the candy first!
12. Halloween Piñata
No kids’ party is complete without a Piñata! Let the kids have fun with bursting the pinata and collecting the treats. Everyone’s a winner in this game!
13. Halloween Ring Toss
Ring toss is a classic game that never fails to entertain and is a fun game for every age group. This Halloween, play a halloween version by tossing plastic rings over a witch’s hat.
The player who gets the most rings into the witch’s hat wins the game. For older kids, increase the distance from which they need to toss the rings!
14. Pumpkin Race
Another easy-peasy Halloween Party game that is always a hit with young children! The challenge is to reach the finish line while balancing a mini pumpkin on their heads.
The first one to reach the finish line without dropping their pumpkin wins the game. Perfect for preschool and kindergarten kids.
Related: Looking for fun ideas to entertain your preschooler? Check out Preschool Ideas for Kids that will not only keep your little ones entertained but also learning.
15. Halloween Candy On A String
Reinvent “Donuts on a String” to suit the halloween theme by hanging halloween candy instead of donuts from the string.
The rules are the same as the classic game – no hands allowed and the player who gobbles his halloween candy (think marshmallows, gummy snakes, halloween peeps) the first wins the game.
Indoor Halloween Party Games
16. Spider Race
How about a fun game of moving a plastic spider across the table by blowing through a plain-old straw?
That’s what this fun halloween game is all about! The player who races her spider fastest wins the game! This classic party game is just as fun to play as a family.
17. Halloween Treats Guessing Game
This Halloween game is sure to get everyone competing for the candy jar. It is easy and simple to set up, making it a favourite with tired hosts.
Simply fill a glass jar with halloween candy and let the players guess the number of candy inside the jar! The player with the closest guess wins the game and the candy!
18. Halloween Guess Who
This is such a fun guessing game for kids that even grown-ups would want to join in. To play the game, think of halloween characters and write them down on individual pieces of paper.
Tape the character names on the back of the players, without them catching a look and let the players move around. Each one must then try to figure out their character by asking other players relevant questions.
The first player to correctly guess her character wins the game.
This halloween party game is a life saver when kids are struck indoors. Simply make a giant spider’s web on the floor using painter’s tape and challenge your kids to balance while walking on the spider’s web.
For older kids, ask them to hop on one leg! The first one to reach the finishing point wins the game.
20. Pumpkin Bowling
Transform paper cups and an ordinary tangerine into a fun game of Pumpkin Bowling. Use ordinary white paper cups and turn them into ghoulish bowling pins using a marker. Similarly, turn the tangerine into a cute pumpkin jack-o-lantern.
Perfect to keep kids busy and entertained on halloween.
21. Apple Bobbing
One of the most popular Halloween party games for kids, apple bobbing is also a perfect autumn game for kids.
Simply fill bowls with water and throw an apple in each bowl. On the count of three, all kids try to get the apple out of the water bowl, but without using their hands.
22. Halloween Charades
Charades in an evergreen game that never fails to provide wholesome, family entertainment. Make slips of halloween related words or characters, or use a free printable, put them in a bowl and let players pick a random slip to act out the word.
This is a wonderful, non-competitive game for young kids who like to make cute crafts. Everyone wins in this fun game!
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24. Halloween Truth or Dare
Truth or Dare questions are always a big hit with families. This Halloween indulge in fun session of spooky truth or dare questions and get everyone’s heart racing.
25. Roll a Monster
This roll a monster game is a huge hit with the kids! My boys absolutely LOVE this activity. Perfect for Halloween get together, this halloween party game for kids comes with a free printable to make it easy to set-up.
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26. Halloween Bingo
Halloween games are incomplete without the traditional, much loved game of Bingo. Get your kids and family to spend some time together with this fun game.
Minute To Win It Games
27. Pumpkin Carving
This is for older kids who won’t hurt themselves carving a pumpkin. The challenge of this Halloween Minute to Win it Game is to carve a jack-o-lantern in a minute.
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28. Pumpkin Stack
This Halloween game is perfect to play with every audience! Simply stack plastic pumpkins on top of each other to build the tallest pumpkins stack within a minute.
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29. Suck It Up!
This Halloween inspired version of the classic minute to win it game challenges players to transfer not M&Ms but gummy snakes into their bowls using straws.
Might we warn you, this version is far trickier since the gummies are heavy and way more challenging to pick up using straw. You might want to cut them into halves or quarters to make this game easier.
30. Make a Skeleton!
You will need plastic skeletons from a local dollar store for this Minute to Win It Game. Using scissors, take the skeleton apart and place all the pieces into one bag.
The challenge is to make the whole skeleton again within a minute while using only one hand! Super fun!
31. Dracula Pie
This is one Halloween Minute To Win It Game that everyone will absolutely love to play!
Hide mini marshmallows or any other halloween treats in whipped cream on a plate. The player wears Dracula teeth and must find the treats before the timer goes off.
The catch? No hands allowed! Messy but soo much fun!
32. Halloween Cookie Stack
This classic Minute to Win it Game gets a wonderful makeover on Halloween as players race to make the tallest Halloween Cookie stacks.
33. Eyeball Hunt!
This Minute to Win It Halloween game is gross and messy, just the way a Halloween game should be. The challenge is to hunt the most number of eyeballs from a bowl of spaghetti.
Online Halloween Games
These virtual Halloween Games are an exciting way to add in the ghoulish fun, weeks before (and after!) Halloween.
They are a great way to indulge in the spooky fun indoors virtually or when kids just want to do something different other than the usual Halloween stuff!
34. Whack a Monster
This is another fun online game for kids that challenges them to use their sharp reflexes to mallet the monsters popping out of the ground. But be careful not to whack the good guys!
Related: If you are looking for wholesome family fun, it is great idea to bundle up and watch a Halloween Movie together!
Why not test those keyboarding skills with a fun halloween game? This Halloween inspired typing game will not only keep kids entertained but also make parents happy!
The challenge is to type the words before the ghosts gets you!
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This is undoubtedly a favourite Halloween game for kids as well as adults. Inspired from the classic game of stacking three identical objects to destroy them, this game uses spooky pumpkins along with a slight twist to make it fun!
37. Scary Run
There are monsters, zombies and spooky crows on the loose and are looking for you! Run for your life and dodge all the scary, spooky creatures to win this game.
One of the classic halloween games for kids, Scary Run is a thrilling game that is sure to entertain kids as well as adults!
38. Halloween Sudoku
Let your kids test their smarts with this brain game. One of the best Halloween games for kids and adults, we love its correction tool that aids children to solve the puzzle without getting frustrated.
39. Pumpkin Carving
How about a fun pumpkin carving contest without creating all that mess? This online version of pumpkin carving is perfect for little kids who are keen to carve out their own pumpkins but are not ready to use sharp tools yet!
While the printable Halloween games have their charm, the online version of Halloween Bingo is perfect when you are lacking company and fancying a fun game of bingo.
41. Spell Casting
What could be more fun than playing a wizard and banishing ghosts before they get you! This game is just that! Easy enough for young kids to play, it is certain to add to your child’s pretend play!
42. Halloween Memory
This is one Halloween game that parents love as much as the kids. This fun memory game challenges players to uncover cards to reveal spooky pumpkins, witches and ghosts and match them up.