18 Halloween Party Games for Kids

A List of Fun Classroom and Halloween Games for Kids

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All the Halloween party games for kids listed below use items you probably already have on hand at your house. Do a little digging and you'll have a ton of Halloween party games ready to go for the kids.

These Halloween party games are great for Halloween classroom parties, kids' Halloween ​parties, or fun at-home games to play in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Online Halloween games for kids will also help fill in the days before the holiday, while some Halloween party games for adults will make sure everyone has a chance to have fun in late October.

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    Halloween Feel Box

    A mannequin hand reaching out from a creepy box.

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    This gross game is always a popular Halloween party game. Make boxes with slimy food and household items and have the kids feel their way through the box. There are complete directions for making the box and a ton of ideas for what you can put in it.

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    Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game

    Cropped image of girl balancing pumpkin on head
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    This fun game will have kids searching for mini or plastic pumpkins that are hidden around the house or classroom. The person or team that finds the most pumpkins wins. If you don't have any pumpkins on hand, draw some simple pumpkins on pieces of scrap paper and hide them.

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    Monster Freeze Dance

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    Put on some Halloween tunes and have the kids boogie until the music stops when they have to freeze. Children are eliminated for not freezing and the last monster standing is the winner.

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    Old Costume Relay Race

    A group of kids running in their Halloween costumes.

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    Have kids take turns putting on and taking off old Halloween costumes in this fun and frantic Halloween party game for kids. You can play it traditionally with teams or make it a fun individual challenge.

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    Wrap the Mummy

    Child dressed in home made egyptian mummy costume
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    Kids work together in this game to wrap a classmate or friends with toilet paper or crepe paper. The object of the game can either be the most wrapped mummy wins. Or, let the kids wrap to their heart's content to burn off a little energy.

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    Pass It On Ghost Story

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    Tell ghost stories in "round-robin" fashion in this spooky Halloween party game for kids. The activities call for many candles (100!), but the game works just as well without candles, with a reduced number, or with flashlights instead.

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    Candy Corn Relay Race

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    Kids race to take scoops of candy corn from one bowl to another. The only catch is, they can't use their hands to help. This is a great game that works on motor skills, coordination, and teamwork.

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    Wiggle Worm Race

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    This Halloween game will get kids moving. Kids form a "worm" and then run from one spot to another trying to keep their worm intact. It can be played by teams or be just a fun activity for all the kids to do together.

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    Scarecrow Races

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    A fun relay race forms the basis for this fast-paced kids game. Teams of kids race to dress a scarecrow one article of clothing at a time. Another variation of the game is to build and stuff a scarecrow as fast as you can.

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    Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin Game

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    Blindfold kids and have them pin the stem on the pumpkin in this fun and challenging Halloween party game. Included are a pumpkin and leaf pattern and a complete list of instructions on how to set up the game.

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    How Many Halloween Candies Guessing Game

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    Fill a jar with Halloween candy and have kids guess how many pieces are in the jar. The winner either guesses correctly or is closest to the correct number and can take home the jar—after sharing a piece with everyone, of course.

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    Halloween Location Hop

    A group of children playing musical chairs.

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    A fun twist on musical chairs is the theme of this game. Besides having to stop with the music, kids will also get randomly eliminated depending on which image of a spooky Halloween location they are standing on.

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    Candy Corn Catch

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    Partner up kids for a fun and active game. The object of this kids' Halloween game is to catch candy corn thrown by your partner into a plastic pumpkin you're wearing around your waist. This is a hilarious game that kids of all ages ​and even adults will have a blast with.

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    Halloween Capture the Pumpkins

    Boy running by pumpkins in farm
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    If kids have played capture the flag and love playing tag, they'll love this Halloween version that subs pumpkins for flags. This is great for all ages, especially elementary and middle school kids.

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    Halloween Guess Who Game

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    While created as an adult Halloween party game for kids, this guessing game can be easily adapted for kids. You'll need to tape a character name on the children's backs and give them clues to help them figure out who the character is. There are lots of ideas for Halloween characters here and many of them are kid-friendly.

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    Pumpkin Passing Game

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    This game is similar to the old Hot Potato game. Kids pass around mini pumpkins and if they're caught holding the pumpkin when the music stops then they're out. This is a fun game that even the littlest kids can play.

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    Pumpkin Hockey

    Autumn pumpkins and squash, with acer tree leaves
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    The kids will love this physical Halloween party game where they take a hockey stick to mini pumpkins to see how far they can make that pumpkin go. You can have kids play as individuals or on teams. The older the kids are the more competitive you can make it. 

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    Ghost Hunter

    Portrait smiling girl Halloween princess costume enjoying lollipop
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    Ghost Hunter is played in two parts. First, the kids have to find the hidden ghost lollipops. After they've found them, they need to spell out a pre-determined word using the letters on the lollipops. This game combines physical and mental activity to make it a must-play game this Halloween.