25+ Fun, Easy Halloween Games for All Ages

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!

halloween games for kids

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. 

wrap the mummy halloween party games for kids
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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.

glow in the dark ring toss game for kids

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.

Halloween Word Scramble

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.

ghost and pumpkin bowling game for kids

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. 

Capture the Pumpkin Halloween Game for kids
Photo by Steve Halama

Witch’s Stew

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

A photo or video scavenger hunt will be the hit of your next party in this fun Halloween party game. Use a Halloween scavenger hunt list as a starting point.

Use this Halloween scavenger hunt as a Halloween Party game or as a fun activity while Trick or Treating! Fun for kids, teens, and adults! Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids | Halloween Scavenger Hunt Ideas | Halloween Scavenger Hunt Clues

Pumpkin Checkers

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 Ring Toss for Kids

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.

Pumpkin Patch Stomp Halloween Game for Kids

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!

Candy Jenga

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.

Halloween Bingo

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.

halloween bingo game for kids

Jack Stack

Split little ones into teams and have them race to complete this puzzle crafted from disposable orange cups.

halloween cup stacking game for kids
Photo from the Dating Divas

“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!

Frankenstein Bowling

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.

Frankenstein bowling game for kids
Image from Party Delights

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.

Pop the balloons halloween game for kids
Photo Cred: Martha Stewart

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!

marshmallow toss game for kids

Halloween Charades

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.

halloween charades for kids

Halloween crafts station ideas:

Lollipop ghosts, Candy Corn necklace craft, and pumpkin decorating.

lollipop ghosts
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