Although Halloween will look a little bit different this year, that doesn’t mean your family can’t have fun. Time to crank the fun up a few notches with these 25+ amazing and crowd-pleasing, Halloween Party Games for Kids that are loads of fun!
Best Halloween Games for Your Party
I want to find a few fun Halloween-themed games to keep the kids entertained this year since we won’t be trick or treating. I’ve been searching around the web for the best Halloween games for kids and have come up with a pretty good list to share with you.
Several of these games and activities are DIY and budget-friendly, but if you’re running out of time or just aren’t a do-it-yourself-er, I included links to pre-made Halloween Games. Here are some classic Halloween games that will be spooktaculary fun and great for all ages.
25+ Halloween Party Games for Kids (and adults!)
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Wrap the Mummy
Use toilet paper or crepe paper to see who can wrap a human mummy the fastest in this fast-paced Halloween party game. Add to the fun by making another race to “undress” the mummy and get all the toilet paper in the trash.
Monster Freeze Dance
In this traditional Halloween party game, participants dance to the music and then freeze when it turns off. If you don’t freeze then you’re out.
Costume Relay Race
This Halloween game idea is a relay race with a twist. The winning team is the one who can change in and out of their Halloween costume the fastest. If you have a smaller group, you can just have individuals race.
Glow in the Dark Ring Toss
Wrap glow-in-the-dark duct tape around a few bottles and see how many glow stick bracelets kids can get around the bottle necks.
Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin
Do you remember playing pin the tail on the donkey? In this Halloween party game, you’ll be playing pin the stem on the pumpkin. You can make this Halloween game easier by making the pumpkin and stem larger and tougher by making them smaller.
Don’t have time to make one? Check out these Halloween Pin the Tail games on Amazon.
Halloween Word Scramble
Challenge your guests to use some brainpower to create new words from Halloween terms. This is great as a wrap-up game before the party ends or a classroom game where you want to sneak in some educational games. Grab this free one here.
The Spooky Walk
This Halloween party game’s twist on musical chairs eliminates all the pushing and running. When the music stops, the kids rush to Halloween images you’ve placed on the floor. Pull an image from a hat—the child standing on that image is out of the game.
Mummy Sack Race
A sack race with a twist! Wrap up everyones legs with white crepe paper. The first one to the finish line with no rips in the paper wins.
Ghost and Pumpkin Bowling
Sacrifice a few toilet paper rolls to convert into ghoulish bowling pins. Cut the stem off a pumpkin and you’re all set with the perfect festive ball.
Halloween Capture the Pumpkin
Capture the Pumpkins, a twist on the traditional capture the flag game, is great for older kids, teens, and even adults. It works best with large groups that you can divide into teams.
This is a great Halloween party game for kids that challenges them to pick up Halloween pictures as quickly as possible—using only a straw. You’ll be surprised how much the kids will like this game, and it takes no time for you to set it up.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This super easy DIY involves painting a checkerboard pattern or using tape on a hearty piece of wood. After that, it’s as simple as adding miniature orange and white pumpkins as playing pieces.
Halloween Bean Bag Toss
Combine pumpkin carving with game creating. Use the pumpkins for a fun bean bag toss game. Once you are finished playing around add a tea light, and they can serve as jack-o’-lanterns.
Halloween Film Festive Event
This game lets the creative juices flow when your guests recreate Halloween classic movies or TV shows. You can make this as involved as you like, or keep it simple by letting guests act with a few simple prompts.
Pumpkin Patch Stomp
Before inflating, fill orange balloons with candy, loose change, or other treats. Trick-or-treaters can then clobber the “pumpkin patch” in your backyard to claim each prize inside.
Get some orange balloons here.
Halloween Cake Walk
Think of this fun cakewalk game as similar to musical chairs. Kids walk around a circle of numbers on the floor — then stop on a number when the music stops. Whoever’s standing on the number that’s drawn from a tin wins!
Grab a bucket of relatively flat Halloween candy (think Kit-Kat or Hershey’s bars) and take turns stacking them on top of one another. The first person to knock down the stack loses — and the winners get to split the sweet loot.
Print out some of these free Halloween bingo cards and have prizes for guests who get bingos. Kids of all ages will love this game. Try this free bingo printable here from Crazy Little Projects.
Split little ones into teams and have them race to complete this puzzle crafted from disposable orange cups.
“Minute to Win It” Candy Corn Games
Set a timer for 60 seconds and set up a challenge that kids can do with candy corn and candy pumpkins. You can see how many candy corn pieces they can stack, or how many pumpkins they can pick up and put into a bowl using only chopsticks. The most wins!
Here’s another festive twist on bowling: Paint faces on cans, and then stack the scary (okay, more like cute) dudes to see how many you knock down in one shot. Find the tutorial here. If you don’t have time to paint cans, this candy corn bowling set is an adorable option for a Halloween party game.
Candy Corn Count
A classic game that involves a little friendly competition — plus, everyone can eat some after their guesses are tallied!
Pop Goes the Pumpkin Balloon Halloween Game
This game Pop Goes the Pumpkin Balloon Halloween Game is a great one for the teenager to set up, just stuff the balloons with slips of paper that have prize names written on them to be claimed later.
Marshmallow Toss Game
Easy and fun- Marshmallow Toss Game you can use mini marshmallows and paper cups or large marshmallows and some of those little tin buckets from the dollar store would be great too!
Another great Halloween game idea? Charades with a Halloween theme! So many laughs and so easy to play. Grab the free Halloween Charades printable here.
Lollipop ghosts, Candy Corn necklace craft, and pumpkin decorating.