These fun Halloween games for kids will have guests howling with laughter
When it comes to entertaining little ghosts, goblins and ghouls, there’s nothing like a few classic fun Halloween games. (Halloween jokes, magic potions you can DIY, and easy Halloween treats don’t hurt, either!) From pumpkin games to free Halloween printable bingo, we’ve rounded up 20 spooktacular games to play at your Halloween bash that will keep everyone busy and happy, even after the candy runs out. And don’t forget the fan-favorite Halloween minute-to-win-it games! If you’re looking for more general gaming fun, check out these backyard games and the best board games for kids.
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Roll a Frankenstein
This adorable Halloween party game from Housing a Forest includes rolling the dice to build your very own creation. We especially love that even the tiniest kiddo can play this game with ease.
Bingo is such a fun and easy Halloween game! Print out this pre-made template from Pretty Providence and get started.
Halloween Mystery Boxes
A classic Halloween party game, fill your boxes with everything from grapes to candy to spaghetti and let the sensory fun begin! Kids take turns sticking their hands into each box and trying to guess what those eyeballs really are.
Stack the Spider
We love this stack the spider game because you can play with just one kid, and you can get all the items from the dollar store. Have them stack a certain number of spiders to work on math and fine motor skills. Or grab a die and play with two players to see who can get their spiders to the top first.
Witch's Hat Ring Toss
How cute (and easy) is this idea from craftyfun.com? Spray paint some mini cones and turn them into witch hats for a fun toss game.
We love this fun idea from Kid Friendly Things to Do that will have your Halloween kids digging for candy corn in a plate of whipped cream. Get the adults involved in this one for even more hilarity!
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Snag yourself some eyeball ping pong balls from the Dollar Tree and set up your eyeball pong table. This game teaches hand-eye coordination and is fun for all ages. Get the full scoop from Productive Pete.
Pin the Eyes on the Spider
Wee Society puts a spin on the traditional Pin the Tail on the Donkey with this web-tastic DIY game. Click here to download and get started!
Witches, warlocks and everyone in between will love this easy-to-play game. The trickiest part is not eating ALL of the candy corn while waiting for your turn. Fly your broomstick over to Chica and Joe and follow their tutorial on how to make your own witch pitch.
Strike! This fun pumpkin bowling game is a cinch to put together and will have the kiddos rolling with laughter. For all the details on this boo-tastic game visit A Girl and A Glue Gun.
Skeleton Scavenger Hunt
Everyone, young and old, enjoys a good scavenger hunt; this game is perfect for a mixed-age Halloween party. One of the best parts is that you can find the plastic skeletons at The Dollar Tree. Spreading the bones all over the house and yard is the easy part. Finding them and putting them back together is up to the kiddos. Happy Go Lucky has the details.
Want epic chuckles rather than startled screams? Try this spider web walking game that helps little bodies sharpen their motor skills in between fits of giggles. All you'll need to get started is painter's tape, plastic spiders, and a prize for the lucky winner. Get the tutorial at No Time For Flash Cards.
Pin the Bow on the Skeleton
Even skeletons need to get dressed up sometimes. This "spine-chilling" game is perfect for a classroom or a house party. The Crafting Chicks have a template ready for you, all you need to do is get it printed (tip: upload it to Staples and order their engineering print for a life-size skeleton!). Voila—now you can work on tying that bow tie.
A great game to play at the Halloween party or give as a parting gift (packaged perfectly with a bat-like bow!). Check out all the details and download your own version at Childhood 101.
Pin the Eyes on the Monster
Say goodbye to the donkey. Thanks to the creativity of Lil' Luna, you can wow party-goers with a Pin the Eyes on the Monster Halloween party game. The same rules apply, and we think your little monsters will get a kick out of this friendly giant.
Melt the Witch
She's melting! Take a cue from Dorothy and Following my Shoes and set up your own Melt the Witch activity. Paint a picture of a witch using washable paints and then let the kids melt her using water balloons or water guns.
Pumpkin Treasure Hunt
Think of this cute party game as the Halloween version of an Easter egg hunt. Just hide pumpkin cutouts around the house or yard and let the kids loose (For an extra-organized hunt, you can even number your pumpkins and look for them in order!). Don't forget to include a prize at the end! Get the tutorial at Little Family Fun.
We love this Halloween version of charades—especially that you can get the free printable from the always-amazing Buggy and Buddy. It's a great interactive activity for a party, and you can even customize your game sheet.
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
With a few free printables, it's easy to hunt up a little fun at your Halloween party. The kids will love figuring out the clues, and you can even include an awesome treat at the finish line (Caramel apples, anyone?). Find out more at Play. Party. Plan.
Mummy Wrap Race
Grab toilet paper or white crepe streamers and take a cue from mummy dearest. Get the kids to wrap each other's legs mummy-style, then hold a hopping race and see who can keep their wrappings intact. Oh, and get ready for lots of laughter! Learn more at Delia Creates.