Halloween has been a big favorite in our home. I think this is because my kids’ first Halloween costumes are my favorite. We love all things Halloween. Halloween parties, trick or treating, and all the fun things that Halloween brings. If you are looking for some fun Halloween games for kids to play at your next party then be sure to check out these games!
I am sharing some easy activities to help plan your next Halloween kid-friendly party.
Halloween Games for Kids
Monster Freeze Dance
Gather all your monster dancers to the dance floor. Tell them that they boogie while the music plays, but once it stops then they have to freeze. If anyone is left moving and grooving after the music stops then that monster is out of the game. The last monster standing wins.
This game can be played multiple times. It is always a favorite Halloween game for kids, especially the younger ones.
Eyeball Race is going to be just like any other game you play with an object on a spoon.
You will need some kitchen spoons and eyeballs. For the eyeballs, you can use gumballs, chocolates with eyeball wrappers, or take ping pong balls and draw black eyeballs on them with a sharpie. Be sure to mark your starting line and the spot where they will be turning around with an object. The kid with the fastest time wins.
Wrap the Mummy
Wrap the mummy is simple but so much fun. To play this game just grab a few rolls of toilet paper, the stronger the better. Have one child stand and be the mummy while teams of 2-3 start wrapping the rolls of toilet paper around the mummy.
Use a timer to keep track of when each team finishes. The first time that completely wraps their mummy from head to toe or toe to head wins.
Having a costume contest is fun to do with the kids. Be sure to announce this on your party invite. like involving the kids in the voting. To do this, place a bowl on the table with blank pieces of paper so they can write their favorite costume down. You can have different categories like the cutest costume, scariest costume, and most original costume.
Towards the end of the party go through and tally the number of votes per costume voted on. The costume with the most votes wins the best costume! Have a small gift for the winner. It can be a giant candy bar or a trophy.
Capture the Witch
This game is a spooky spin on the classic ring toss game. All you need for this Halloween game for kids are a few witches’ hats and a couple of rings you would use for diving in a pool or you can even take a frisbee and cut a hole in the middle to use.
To play each player must stand a set distance away from the witch’s hat. The object of the game is to throw the ring and have it land on the point of the witch’s hat. Give everyone a set amount of tries for throwing the ring. Set a point system for when they land a ring around the hat. The person with the most points after everyone has had a turn wins the game.
Candy Corn Relay Race
Candy corn is such a yummy Halloween treat so why not use it for a fun game? Add this fun relay to your list of Halloween games for kids.
To play this game all you will need to do is set a bowl of candy corn at your starting line and set up a few objects for the kids to have to maneuver around.
Let each team line up at the start line. Once you say go have one teammate take a small dixie cup and scoop up as much candy corn as they can and race it to the empty bowl and dump it in there. Then race back and hand the empty cup to their next teammate. They then scoop up as much candy corn as they can in the cup and race it to the end. This continues until everyone has had a chance to go.
The team that has the most candy corn placed into the empty bowl wins. If you want to change this up because you have fewer kids playing you can always time each kid to see who can do it the fastest!
Halloween Feel Box
This is the perfect Halloween game to keep kids busy with at the party. You will need a few empty boxes. Cover them in wrapping paper and cut a hole in the top big enough for a kid’s hand to fit in. This is a great way to easily spook your guest using items you already have around your home.
Here are some great examples of what to fill your Halloween feel boxes with:
- Hearts- canned tomatoes
- Teeth- canned corn
- Worms- cooked spaghetti
- Eyeballs- peeled grapes
- Fresh skin- banana peels
- Rat Droppings – Uncooked rice
To add to the thrill, blindfold your guest to make it a bit scarier while they touch the items in the box. I like to make this a guessing game. If you prefer you can label each box and watch how hesitant they are to stick their hand into a box labeled worms, hearts, and teeth!
Be sure to make sure no kids have allergies to any of the foods before playing this Halloween game!
Jack O Lantern Face Carving
This is such a fun craft activity for any age. You can carve or paint Jack O lantern faces on real pumpkins. Try gutting the pumpkins before the kids arrive that will help set up this activity. You can also buy smaller pumpkins and have them just use black paint to paint the faces on. This is a great take-home gift as well for any Halloween party!
If you are having a lot of guests and do not want to purchase pumpkins for everyone you can let them decorate faces on orange paper plates using black construction paper.
What other fun Halloween games for kids do you like playing? Share in the comments.
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