Keep everyone happy and busy at your next Halloween Party (in a very NON-scary way) with these fun Halloween Party Games children will really love to play!!
Games are a great way to bring all the kids together and focus on one activity. Some of these games work well with items you may already have around the house… other games require you to purchase supplies. There are lots of different types of games… active, running, sitting, throwing… you decide what works best in your space… and with your theme.
It’s best to organize these games in advance, so you are ready to go when the kids are ready to play. I find that putting all of the needed items for each game into a separate bag (LABELED) makes it easiest. Just grab the bag and start (seriously, you don’t want to be searching drawers for marker pens or teaspoons while kids are waiting.) Also, you may want to consider running through the game once (if it’s completely new to you) BEFORE the party starts… so there are no hiccups.
Quick Look at Contents
Fun Halloween Games for Children
Unwrap the Mummy
A simple Halloween Party Game is Unwrap the Mummy. You will need a lot of little “presents” or candies.. a roll of toilet paper and a doll or teddy bear. Then get some music… and a player.
Prepare for the party by wrapping the doll or teddy bear inn toilet paper… every now and then stop and tape a small wrapped toy or candy to the paper.. then keep wrapping. You want to make sure you have enough gifts for everyone at the party. Then wrap completely.
(Alternatively, wrap the treats without a bear or doll like this…. unwrap mummy game)
Let the kids sit in a circle… play music.. this is a bit like hot potato… kids pass the mummy until the music stops. When the music stops, the kid with the mummy gets to unwraps a layer of the mummy and finds a prize. He/She gets the prize… and goes out of the circle.
Play more music until everyone has a prize.
You can decide if you want to have a grand prize for the last child.
Treats to Wrap
Eyeball and Spoon Race
Before the party, get a few ping pong balls and color them to look like eyeballs. Or you can buy Bouncy Balls that are painted like eyes. (Ping Pong Balls are lighter, and could be harder to balance…. both types of balls bounce everywhere when they fall…)
During the Party divide the kids into teams. Maybe 3 or 4 to a team? Have a tablespoon and an “eyeball for each team.
This is a relay race…
Have the first kid put their “eyeball” on the spoon, then walk (or run) to a predetermined place, then back to hand the spoon off to the next team in line. If they drop the eye.. they either just pick it up and put it back on, or go back to the start…. you decide how tough you want to be.
No holding the eyeball on the spoon (unless it’s a 3 year old… then we will make allowances)
First team to have all members complete the course wins!
Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin
Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin Game
Kids just love being blindfolded and taping tails, noses or eyes onto something. Indulge them.
Hang the Pumpkin on the wall. Line the kids up, then give them each a nose.
Blindfold the first kid… maybe spin them around a bit.. then let them try to stick the nose on the pumpkin. Winner gets closest to the “right Spot”.
Everyone gets to have a fun laugh about where the noses land.
Because EVERYONE loves Bingo… why not play Halloween Bingo?? You get cards with Halloween themed spaces… and markers to cover the images that were called out. You can even switch up the bingo games! Instead of just one line, play Borders or Four Corners or Blackout!
Feel the Strange Object
Fill a cloth bag with some Halloween objects or toys. Maybe a plastic spider, a bat, a small skeleton… then put in a few other object.. like a birthday candle, and some other small toys or household objects.
Let the kids take turns reaching in and feeling around one at a time. Set a time limit for each child.
After they had their turn feeling the objects, let them make a list of the things they felt. Because they are young, they may need help with the writing. Have a helper (grown up or teen) work with the kids to get the information down.
The child that remembers the most.. wins.
Alternatively, place the objects on a covered tray… reveal them for a set time… then let the kids write what they remember.
Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss and Halloween Corn Hole
Corn hole is one of those games you find at every party and gathering. Everyone loves to play… and it’s a great game for all ages. These Beanbag toss games redo the Corn hole game for Halloween.
You have a choice between a target with holes to throw the beanbags in… there are pumpkins and ghosts….
Or, if you already own a Corn hole game, you can get Halloween themed bean bags OR EVEN a new skin to cover the Corn Hole boards, and make them look festive.
Grown ups will even want to play along…
U.S. Toy Bean Bag Tossing ToysJack-O-Lantern Bean Bag Toss GameCustom Halloween Ver 5 Cornhole Bag Set (corn Filled)Cornhole Bag Toss Game Board Vinyl Wrap Skin Kit – Halloween Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Bats and Zombie Mummy (fits 24×48 game boards – Gameboards NOT INCLUDED)
How Many Candies in the Jar
Before the party, fill a jar, or multiple jars, with candy. Candy Corn, Jelly Beans, Mini-candy bars, or other individual candies work best. Be sure to count HOW MANY candies are in the jar! I write the number on a piece of paper, fold it up, and tape it under the lid of the jar.
Kids can guess how many candies are in the jar… closest guess wins. (And the jar of candy is the prize)
Note- Keep the jars small if the candies are small…. bigger jars are better for bigger pieces of candy.
Also…I made a no touching the jar rule… because there is always that one kid who will sit for an hour holding the jar to count.
Candy Shop Assorted 8 Color 1 Inch Gumballs (3 Pounds)Creepy Peepers Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Eyeballs 1LB BagFrankford Gummy Body Parts Candy 65 Pieces Halloween Individually Wrapped (17.2 oz)HERSHEY’S Halloween Snack Size Assortment (48-Ounce Bag, 180 Pieces)Assorted Candy Party Mix, 6x6x6 Bulk Box (Appx. 4 Lbs): Fire Balls, Airheads, Jawbusters, Laffy Taffys, Tootsie Rolls and Much More of Your Favorite Candy!Brach’s Candy CornTootsie Pops Cherry – 2 Lb. Resealable Bag (approx. 50 pops)
Kids love to get up and show off their dance moves. Freeze Dance gets everyone on their feet! Throw a Halloween CD on the disc player, or download them to your music player… cue up a song… and let them Boogie!!!
At random moments… hit pause. The kids HAVE to freeze when the music stops.
You decide… kids that keep moving are OUT… or everyone just laughs , and the music starts again…
Keep going until the kids are totally worn out…. Or until one kid is left standing.
Then give everyone a drink…
One of the most fun activities of all? A Halloween Pinata! Give each child a bag (a Halloween Treat bag doubles as a Pinata candy collector AND a Goodie Bag) Fill your Pinata with Treats… and let the kids take turns being blindfolded and taking swings.
Remember, you don’t want to be on next season’s Funniest Home Videos… STAND BACK.
Have the kids stand in a line. Smallest ones go first.
I like to keep extra candy on-hand to hand to the slower kids who don’t want to join in the candy frenzied scrum.
Print and Play Games
It’s a good idea to have a few extra games or activities in your pocket… just in case there is a lull… or you are waiting for everyone to show up. These Print and Play Halloween Games don’t take a lot of preparation. Just be sure to have Pencils or Crayons on-hand.