17 Halloween Party Games for Kids

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Looking for some fun Halloween party game ideas for kids? We’ve got you covered with this giant list of games you can play with kids.

These game ideas are perfect for school Halloween parties or even just a kid-friendly fun event to enjoy with family and friends.

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1. Halloween Memory Tray Game

This Halloween themed memory tray game is simple to set up and can be a lot of fun. We’re including it in our list of Halloween games for kids, but of course even adults could have fun with this one at a party at the office or at your church or club.

All you need to do is set up a tray with different Halloween themed items, give guests a chance to look at it for a set period of time, and then cover it up and make them all try their best to remember what all was on it. Whoever correctly writes down the most items wins.

This is also a very easy to implement and setup game for school parties that will make the other parents and teachers bask in your genius ideas.

“You always think of the best party games for the kids!” they’ll exclaim.

You can learn more on how to play and see some additional ideas and examples of Halloween Memory Tray Games here.

2. Pinata

What kid doesn’t love a piƱata? You can find all sorts of different designs, shapes and styles specifically for Halloween.

This is also super simple to set up, buy a pinata that matches your party theme, stuff with candy, give kids a chance to swing.

Pro Parent Tip: Check out our blog post on How to Have a Pinata at a Party With No Tears to make sure it is fun and safe for everybody!

3. Halloween Charades

Charades is a fun game where kids act out a scene or character and everyone in the room tries to guess what it is.

You can find a free printable halloween charades game on our site here or you can of course buy a boxed game if you want something easy and simple to use for many more years to come!

4. Halloween Bingo

Halloween Bingo is just like any other bingo, except instead of numbers, you call out different Halloween words or images.

You can use candy corn as markers, or of course stick with traditional bingo chips. Download a free Halloween Bingo game printable here.

5. Pumpkin Ring Toss

This is a super fun and easy game to play. All you need is a set of rings and a couple of pumpkins spaced out at different intervals.

Kids take turns tossing the rings around the stem of each pumpkin.

6. Haunted Duck Pond

Think of a typical duck pond carnival style game, but with floating Halloween themed characters instead. Yes, they do have rubber ducks for halloween, but you could also mix in some floating ghosts, witches, and vampires.

Having some sort of prize for these games is a good idea – so you could have a box with different things like small toys, pencils, novelty pens, plush animals, or balls – or you could just let the kids keep the ghost/duck/floating creature they pick up!

See our list of best party favors & small prizes for children for some ideas.

7. Ghost, Witch, Vampire

This is a game that is a lot like Red Light, Green Light, except instead of calling out words like “Red Light” and they stop – you call out things like “Ghost” or “Witch” and the kids have to do a coordinating action.

See how to play Ghost Witch Vampire Here

8. Where’s the Witch?

This is a fun and easy game that offers a lot of different variations to match with the theme and audience of your party and another good one for school parties. It’s especially good for large groups, such as kindergarten and preschool aged kids.

{Note: If you don’t want to do a witch theme, you can substitute the witch for a pumpkin or other character}

Learn How to Play Where’s the Witch?

9. Dodge the Floating Pumpkin

This is a variation of dodgeball that kids can have a lot of fun with, especially since balloons aren’t nearly as painful as a dodgeball smacking you in the back in gym class.

For this game, you will need a few orange balloons blown up, divided into baskets for each team.

Divide your party guests into teams, give them their basket

Players who are hit with balloons will be out – the team with the most players remaining wins.

10. Pin the Tail on The Black Cat

This is a variation of the game Pin the Tail on The Donkey – just with a black cat for Halloween of course!

You can either make your own black cat silhouette out of posterboard, or buy an inexpensive game to use over and over again for future parties!

11. Halloween Music Chairs

For this game, setup like you would play regular musical chairs – and just use your favorite Halloween songs for kids!

12. Halloween Tag

This is a variation of tag where one player is “It” and the other players must try to not be tagged. If a player is about to be tagged, they can call out a Halloween word such as “Pumpkin” or “Ghost” or “Werewolf” and sit down in place to not get tagged for up to 5 seconds.

To make this game a bit more fair amongst kids of different ages and sizes, you can set a timer so that no child is “It” for longer than 3-4 minutes.

13. Trick or Treat Relay Race

This is a relay race style game where each team must successfully carry a trick or treat bag or container to the other side to grab a treat and make it back to their team to dump the treat in their team’s basket.

14. Halloween Bean Bag Toss

There are tons of adorable bean bag toss games made especially for Halloween! You can simply set up with orange & black bean bags and buckets, or of course you can check out some of these Halloween bean bag games to buy.

15. Halloween Guessing Jars

For this game, you will need several jars that you fill up with different Halloween themed items. It can be a piece of candy, or it can be as simple as a jar filled up with dried black beans. Whoever comes closest to guessing the right amount wins.

16. Spider Race

This is a fun clothesline racing style game you can play with older kids and teens.

For this game, you will need a clothesline with pulley system and spider toys that can be connected to it. The team that gets all of their spiders successfully to the other side wins.

17. Halloween Tic Tac Toe

This is a classic game of tic-tac-toe that is played with Halloween themed characters instead of your traditional X’s & O’s.

This game is relatively simple to make, but of course there are lots of Halloween Tic Tac Toe games you could also buy to use for your kid’s Halloween party!

I hope you enjoy this list of Halloween game ideas for kids, and of course if you play any of these games or have other games you think we should add to this list we’d love to hear about it! Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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