Kid-Friendly Ideas for Halloween Games

Not too scary. Not too tough. These Halloween games are the perfect way to celebrate the season with kids. Whether you’re cooking up something fun for a classroom party or hanging out at home, these games are sure to be a hit.

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Pumpkin Bowling

Supplies needed:

  • Small pumpkins
  • 10 Toilet paper rolls or water bottles

How to Play:

You can decorate your toilet paper rolls or water bottles as ghosts or any other Halloween-themed creature. You can also choose to just leave them as is. Arrange your rolls or bottles in a triangle formation or stack your toilet paper rolls in a pyramid. 

Have kids line up and take turns rolling their pumpkins into the “pins” to try to knock them over. 

 

Pumpkin Decorating

Supplies needed:

How to Play:

This one is quite simple. Give the players a set amount of time to decorate a pumpkin, then put them on display for individuals to vote.

 

Mummy Wrap Relay

Supplies needed:

  • Toilet paper

How to Play:

Split players into two teams, each with a single roll of toilet paper for their team. Have a starting point and ending point for the race. At the starting point, when signaled, each team will begin wrapping the first teammate up in toilet paper as quickly as possible. Once the player is wrapped up with all of the toilet paper, they will race down to the other end and loop back around to their starting point for their team to unwrap them. They will continue this process with the rest of the players until there is a winner.

I suggest having players use a full roll of toilet paper to make sure everyone is getting wrapped in the same amount of toilet paper. 

 

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Supplies needed:

How to Play:

Each player will get a chance to toss the 6 rings onto the witch hats. They must stand behind a designated line as they toss, and each ring that lands on a hat is 1 point earned. 

 

Don’t Drop the Pumpkin

Supplies needed:

  • Small pumpkins

How to Play:

When discussing kid Halloween games, I always have to mention this fun game. Give each child a small pumpkin to balance on their head. The goal is to keep this pumpkin balanced on your head as you make your way to a designated point. If you drop the pumpkin, you must start over.

 

BINGO

Supplies needed:

How to Play:

I probably don’t really need to explain this one. This is just a classic game of BINGO where one person calls out a particular image and the players place a marker on that same image on their board if they have it. The center square is typically a free space and the first person to get 5 in a row wins. 

 

Tic Tac Toe

Supplies needed:

How to play:

This is another classic game you probably don’t need me to explain (but I will anyway). Players take turns adding their pieces to the grid in an attempt to get 3 in a row (either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally).

 

Pumpkin Stomp

Supplies needed:

How to play:

Blow up your balloons and place them all on the floor or ground. Give each player a set amount of time to stomp open as many balloons as possible. The player who stomps open the most balloons wins. 

 

Halloween Trivia

Supplies needed:

How to play:

Just follow along and try to guess the correct answers in this fun game of Halloween-themed trivia.

 

Ghost Shot

Supplies needed:

How to play:

You have two different options for how to play this game.

  1. You can add small pieces of candy to the balloons, fill them up with air, draw a ghost face on them, tape them to the wall or board, then have kids shoot at them with nerf guns to free the candy.
  2. You can take your “ghost” balloons (WITHOUT the candy), tape them to the wall, and have kids take turns shooting at them for a set amount of time. Each popped ghost is a point. 

 

Spider Race

This is a really fun game that is sure to be a hit with the entire family. I highly recommend checking out this post to see what you need to pull it off as well as for instructions on how to play. 

 

What is your favorite Halloween game for kids on this list? Which ones are you looking forward to trying? Also, please feel free to share some of your own kid Halloween games. Comment down below!

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