17 Halloween Party Games for Kids

A List of Fun Classroom and Halloween Party Games for Kids

All the Halloween party games for kids listed below use items that 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 games to just play at home in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

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Be sure to check out my lists of Halloween party games for adults and Halloween party games for party-goers of all ages. You also will want to see some Halloween party freebies and free Halloween goodies.

Halloween Feel Box

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This gross game is always a popular Halloween party game for kids! 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. More

Halloween Jinx

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This Halloween party game for kids isn't about what they're supposed to do but what they're not supposed to do. Who can go through the whole Halloween party without saying one of the taboo Halloween words?

The original game is for adults but change the words to make it a fun kid-friendly game. More

Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game

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A fun Halloween party game for kids where they search 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. More

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. More

Old Costume Relay Race

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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. More

Wrap the Mummy

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Kids work together in this game to wrap a classmate with toilet paper or crepe paper.

See other Halloween party game for kids here like Trick-or-Treat Memory Game, Left and Right Pumpkin Story and Pumpkin Penny Toss. More

Pass It On Ghost Story

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Tell ghost stories in a round robin fashion in this spooky Halloween party game for kids.

You can still use the candles but the game works just as well without them. More

Candy Corn Relay Race

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A fun Halloween party game for kids of all ages! Kids race to take scoops of candy corn from one bowl to another. Only they can't use their hands to help!

This is a great game that works on motor skills, coordination, and teamwork. More

Wiggle Worm Race

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This is a Halloween party game that will get kids moving! Kids form a "worm" and then run from one spot to another trying to keep their worm intact.

This can be played by teams or just a fun activity for all the kids to do together. More

Scarecrow Races

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A fun relay race is the basis for this fast-paced Halloween party game for kids. The kids race in teams 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.

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 for kids.

Included are a pumpkin and leaf pattern and a complete list of instructions on how to set the game up. More

How Many Halloween Candies Guessing Game

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Fill a jar with Halloween candy and have kids compete to find out how many pieces are in the jar.

The winner takes home the jar after sharing a piece with everyone. More

The Spooky Walk

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A fun twist on musical chairs is the theme for this Halloween party for kids.

Besides having to stop with the music, kids will also get randomly eliminated depending on which Halloween image they are standing on. More

Candy Corn Catch

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A Halloween party game for kids where the object 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. More

Halloween Capture the Pumpkins

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A fun and active Halloween party game for kids that combines capture the flag with tag.

This is great for all ages, especially elementary and middle school kids.


Halloween Guess Who Game

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In this Halloween party game 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. More

Pumpkin Passing Game

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This Halloween party game for kids 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. More