Halloween! It will be here before I know it. Costumes have been decided (well, one for sure, and the second keeps changing between a hockey player or a baseball player – my money is on a combo of the two). Crafts have already begun, and this year, for the very first time, we will be hosting a Halloween party – which means … Halloween Games for Kids!
Since I am how I am, we will be having oodles of crafts, activities, and games to keep those Halloween boys and ghouls busy.
Here are a few ideas that I’m thinking about – I thought I’d share just in case you are throwing a spook-ebration too!
Halloween Games for Kids:
Indoor Halloween Games:
Halloween Charades Game for Kids from Buggy and Buddy – Have a fun family charades night near Halloween. Love how it can be adapted for different age groups.
Halloween Topple Tree Math Game from LalyMom – See how many spider rings it takes to topple a Halloween pipe cleaner tree! This Halloween game would be great for a classroom too.
Bat Counting Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Use an egg carton bat craft to explore early math concepts with this fun math game. A great idea for Halloween games in the preschool class!
Ghost Bottle Bowling from No Time for Flash Cards – The kids can help create the “pins” before playing a Halloween-themed bowling game.
Halloween Stack, Count, and Squirt Game from Momma’s Fun World – Make ghosts and cups with the kids. Then stack everything up and get to playing a stacking game.
Halloween Matching Game from Happy Hooligans – Toddlers and preschoolers explore colors, patterns, and textures while playing a Halloween matching game. So simple, but so engaging.
Pin the Boo on the Ghost from The Pleasantest Thing – A fun, Halloween-themed take on the traditional birthday party game.
Balloon Catch from Vanilla Joy – What a super simple game, but I bet it would keep the kids entertained for quite some time!
Sticky Spider Web Game from Hands On As We Grow – Children can see how many crumpled up newspaper “flies” they can catch in the sticky tape web.
Roll a Jack O’ Lantern from A Little Pinch of Perfect – Grab some play dough and dice, along with the printable game board, and have fun playing a dice game.
Outdoor Halloween Games for Kids:
Pumpkin Patch Stomp by Delia Creates -This game just needs a lot of orange balloons and kids who love to stomp! Now this one will not be for those squeamish about popping balloons! That might just be a Halloween spook in itself!
Halloween Party Game from Gets Bored Easily – Turn beach pails into a number tossing game for Halloween. This activity could be used in so many different ways. It’s an ideal Halloween game for school since you can practice loads of learning skills.
Ghost Toss from Mess for Less – Set up this super simple Halloween game with balloons and foam board! You could make this so simply by using an old cardboard box – or better yet have bigger kids create it themselves!
Candy Corn Literacy Halloween Games from Growing Book by Book – Play candy corn hop and candy corn cover-up with the kids this Halloween. While having a blast together, the kids will be exploring early literacy concepts. And let’s face it, Halloween games at a Halloween party? Let’s take it outside.
Pumpkin Hunt from Crystal and Co. – Use small decorative pumpkins to set up a scavenger hunt for the kids. Change it up by using real pumpkins or adding written clues to the hunt.
Boxes and Pumpkins from JDaniel4’s Mom – Turn simple boxes into a variety of pumpkin-themed games for Halloween. Can your kids come up with their own version?
Even More Creative Halloween Party Games for Kids!
Halloween Counting Activity – This fun preschooler activity can be done inside and then extended outside with so much fun for groups small or big.
Pumpkin Golf from Eighteen25 – Turn a jack o’ lantern into part of a miniature golf game! This Halloween game is sure to put a smile on those little faces.
Pumpkin Chunkin’ Game from B-Inspired Mama – Make your own “pumpkins” and see how far the kids can throw them! This would be fun after Halloween, too, with old jack o’ lanterns.
Spider Web Walking Game from No Time for Flash Cards – A simple Halloween game that you can set up inside or outdoors.
Pumpkin Popcorn Relay from Meaningful Mama – This can be a team or individual relay race to see which team can fill the pumpkin with popcorn first.
There you have them – lots of Halloween games for the little ones to enjoy. You will also notice, because I am how I am, that there are no spooky or scary games. I am rather jumpy myself, so I will enjoy these cutesy Halloween parties just as long as I can.
But with these boys of mine I am not too sure how long they will last. Mama might not be attending these parties in the years ahead – I’ll stay indoors and paint smiling faces on pumpkins.
Thank you so much for reading friends, I hope you are having a fabulous week!