Best Halloween Games To Play At Home
Looking for great Halloween games to pep up your party? More and more families are opting to throw their kids a Halloween party instead of trick-or-treating. But it’s important to keep your little goblins entertained.
Here are some ideas for ghoulish games for a spooky, silly good time!
Same concept as musical chairs – kids sit in a circle and pass a small pumpkin around as the music plays. When the music stops, the child without a pumpkin is out. Continue until there’s only one child remaining.
Have the kids make up a fractured ghost story. Let your child begin the make-believe tale, and then have each of the other children add to it. They can do this verbally or jot the story down and then you can read it out loud.
You’ll need a few rolls of toilet paper. Assign guests in pairs: one to be the mummy and one to be the wrapper. The wrappers must wrap their mummy completely in toilet paper. The team that finishes their roll of toilet paper first wins. You may even have a prize for the most “creative” or “scariest” mummy.
Halloween Versions of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”
With a little creativity and some Bristol board, you can come up with many spins on this classic party game. Try: Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin, Pin the Wart on the Witch’s Nose, Pin the Nose on a Jack-O-Lantern, Pin the Hat-on-the-Scarecrow, or Pin the Witch on the Broom.
Monster Freeze Dance
Put on some of the best Halloween tunes and have the kids boogie until the music stops, and they have to freeze. Eliminate those who don’t freeze and the last monster standing is the winner.
Halloween Treasure Hunt
Hide a plastic pumpkin or a Halloween loot bag filled with goodies and prizes. Hide mini plastic pumpkins with clues placed inside them (you can also include mini-treats and candy in those for encouragement along the way!). Each clue will reveal the location of the hidden treasure!
Haunted Halloween ‘Feel’ Box
Cut a hole in a box large enough to reach in with your hand but not to see inside. Decorate your box with a Halloween theme. In the box place lots of cold noodles, olives for eyeballs, dried apricots for ears, cut-up hot-dogs for fingers, banana peels, and any other slimy food you can find. Also place individually packaged treats in the box. Have the kids stick their hand in the box to “pick out” a treat. See their reaction as they fumble to find the candy! Yuck!
Candy Corn Relay Race
Kids race to take scoops of candy corn from one bowl to another. The only catch is, they can only use spoons ― no hands to help. This is a great game that works on motor skills, coordination, and teamwork.
Carve out a few pumpkins to set up a game of mini-golf. Create a small cardboard ramp into each pumpkin. Have the kids hit the golf ball into a pumpkin. Determine how many times each player gets to hit a golf ball. Each time the ball goes into the pumpkin, the player wins a piece of candy.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch Hunting Game
Send your kids searching for mini or plastic pumpkins that are hidden around the house. The person who finds the most pumpkins wins. If you don’t have any pumpkins on hand, have your kids draw pumpkins or cut-out from orange stock paper and hide them.
How Many Halloween Candies in the Jar
Fill a jar with Halloween candy and have kids guess how many pieces are in the jar. The winner either guesses correctly or is closest to the correct number!