These really simple and not-too-scary Halloween games for kids will help you host the best Halloween party ever! Simple, yet tons of fun!
These Halloween party games are kid-tested and you will definitely want to try them at your next spooktacular bash.
Pick the place, choose some decorations, invite the guests, and get your game on.
So whether you’re in charge of your school classroom Halloween party, a youth group get-together, needing some easy office games, or your neighborhood Halloween bash, you’ve come to the right place!
Although these traditional Halloween games may all be geared towards children’s games, they are all super fun and family-friendly and perfectly entertaining for adults too.
What games can you play at a Halloween party?
Your kids will love this Halloween take on the classic chutes and ladders game.
Let’s Get Together
If you love the original game of scattergories you will love this Halloween take on it too.
Chica and Jo
“You can score the kids based on how many candy corns they get into a cauldron, or you can just let them toss and play with no score. It’s fun either way!” – Chica & Jo
Witch Hat Ring Toss
If ring toss is your favorite carnival game then this witch hat ring toss will be right up your alley.
Water Squirt Game
Mommas Fun World
The little boys will definitely love this water gun game.
All you need to do is dress up the cups to be little pumpkins and ghosts and tada, perfect Halloween games for kids.
Bring out the beanbags or make your own to toss into those adorable smiling jack-o-lanterns.
This is a game you can make, paint and play for Halloweens to come.
Now the pumpkin stomp is one of my favorites.
I don’t know of another game that will get the giggles started like stomping on a bunch of balloons that just don’t want to cooperate. FUN!
Crystal and Comp
The pumpkin hunt, much like an Easter egg hunt, is perfect for the little kiddos. But, of course, even the bigger kids will love it too.
B Inspired Mama
Now if you have visited a pumpkin patch or farm recently you have probably heard of a pumpkin chuckin.
Usually, those are a little more high-tech with an air blaster but this one is perfect for little kids.
Pop the Pumpkin
“Looking to kick off Halloween with a bang, not a boo? This version of a classic carnival game also makes a festive wall decoration, and bursting the confetti-and-candy-filled balloons in this Halloween party game will make everyone explode with laughter.” – Martha Stewart
Kids Activities Blog
We played wrap the mummy at our last Halloween bash and it was tons of fun. It got great laughs and definitely one of my go-to Halloween games for kids.
Lair of the Spider Queen
Similar to the laser beam challenge, taped white streamers (spiderwebs) around the hallway making a fun obstacle course for the kids.
Halloween Punch A Bunch
“To make the Punch board, I used styrofoam bowls, 2 layers of tissue paper, and tape. I taped the bowls to a science display board. It worked perfectly.” – Teky Teach
Fireflies and MudPies
“Ghost Races are organized like a traditional Potato Sack Race, except the white pillow case is decorated like a ghost. I used black felt and tacky glue to create the ghost’s eyes and mouth.” – Fireflies & MudPies
Gets Bored Easily
How great is your bean bag toss aim? Find out with this classic toss game!
Autumn Tic Tac Toe
All you need is a little washi tape and some small pumpkins to get this tic tac toe game up and rolling.
Still Playing School
“We came up with a fun and seasonal game for kids that is super simple to set up for a Halloween party! It also has the added benefit of being an oral sensory exercise. This Spider Race game resulted in tons of giggles, too!” – Still Playing School
Pint Sized Treasures
“Twister is such a fun game for preschoolers, and this DIY pumpkin twister game is the perfect version for fall!” – Pint Sized Treasures
How do you plan a Tween Halloween party?
As much as these Halloween games for kids are perfect for all ages, tweens (middle schoolers) definitely want to feel like the big kids. Here are a few extra ideas that will have you stepping up your game in their eyes.
Halloween Party Games for Tweens
- Touch and Feel Mystery Box.
– Fill a box with some ooey-gooey spooky stuff and let them guess what is waiting for them.
- Scavenger Hunt
– Send the kids out on a hunt for all sorts of fall and Halloween finds. This nighttime one is perfect for the bigger kids.
- Fortune Teller or Tarot Card Reader.
– Find someone in your area to read the fortunes of your young guests. Tweens are fragile, stick to the positive readings. Check out these humorous tarot cards.
- Costume Contest.
– Tweens love a little competition!
- Murder Mystery
– Create a story, a character list, and a solution to a murder mystery. Assign everyone a “part” and hide clues around the house. Have them act out the story as they figure out who’s the murderer together. If you don’t have time to create your own, here is one to purchase. This one is definitely teenagers approved!