Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids
Add a dose of holiday fun to your spooky gatherings with these Halloween games for kids. Have fun with the candy corn game, monster bingo, and the classic beanbag toss. Many of these fun-but-never-scary game ideas include free downloads so your Halloween party doesn't have to dip into your seasonal savings.
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Monster Eyeball Toss Game
Monster eyes and a wacky, colorful poster add a fun monster-theme twist to one of our favorite Halloween games for kids. Simply decorate cans with downloadable monster features and have kids toss lightweight table tennis balls into the cans.
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Pin the Yarn Ball on the Kitten
This clever-cute twist on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game gives kids the chance to help a kitten at play. Setup takes minutes: Print playing pieces and the poster, and hang the latter with a decorative ribbon. Hand out paper yarn-ball cutouts to blindfolded guests and you'll be kitten around in no time!
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Bingo! This Halloween edition of a favorite party game is fun for all ages. Simply print the monster bingo pages and let kids make their own game cards with stickers printed from the free download. In this candy corn game, cover each match with a piece until the player has five in a row - just try not to eat the candy!
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Yarn Ball Toss Game
Give your Halloween games a kid-friendly twist with this colorful indoor yarn ball toss game. Kittens compete against puppies by catching yarn-wrapped plastic foam balls. Decorate dog bowls in traditional Halloween colors and use them to keep things organized. Try using bean-filled bags for a fun take on the classic bean bag toss.
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Count the Candy
Halloween activities don't get easier than this! Kids of all ages will puzzle and peer into these glass jars to try to figure out how many candies the cat and friendly Count Dracula guard. Decorate the containers with Dracula figures, black cats, and hovering bats. Then fill them with candy, and see who can guess how many pieces are inside.
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Halloween Matching Game
Your little Halloween party guests are sure to be entertained by this simple matching game. Print out our free illustrations (you'll want two of each pattern), attach to stiff 8x8-inch double-sided patterned paper, and laminate to make the game last for Halloweens to come.
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Candy Corn Game
This might be the easiest of Halloween party ideas for kids. Fill a clear bowl with candy corn, counting the pieces as you fill. Download and print our sign and glue it to a paint stick. Ask kids to write their names and guesses on slips of paper. Award a special carnival prize to the child with the closest guess.
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With plenty of twists, turns, and tangles in store, kids will delight in a closeup look at the stars, spiders, jack-o'-lanterns, and ghosts lined up on this themed Twist-and-Turn game board. We have all the free game designs, so you just need to print and trim!
A Party Drink Your Kids Will Love
Make a batch of this fun, triple-layered concoction to wow kids in between all their Halloween activities.
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Pumpkin Shell Game
Here's a kids Halloween party game modeled after a carnival favorite. Paint three mini wooden pails (available at crafts stores) with thinned white paint and let dry. Cut triangle-shape eyes from black electrical tape and adhere them to the pails. For the game, hide a piece of candy underneath one of the pails. Quickly slide all three of them around, then ask the kids to guess where the candy is hiding. Award points (and the candy, of course!) for a correct guess.
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Owl-Theme Beanbag Toss
Halloween games for kids don't need to be difficult. Use these paper-and-felt-decorated paint cans for a simple game of beanbag toss. Young players toss beanbags into the buckets, counting points by the numbers on the adorable owls' tails.
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Drop in the Bucket Game
Here's a fun Halloween party game: Paint a bucket orange. Adorn with a jack-o'-lantern face cut from black electrical tape. Let the kids try tossing a ball into the bucket. Award points and ring a bell (this one also sports a ghostly face crafted from black electrical tape) for a successful try.
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Skull Ring Toss
Get your head in the Halloween activities! Dress up plastic skulls with orange bow ties and party hats to use as ring toss stands. Wooden embroidery hoops make the perfect rings, and you can print the game board with our free download.
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Spin the Wheel
A carnival classic gets a Halloween update when you glue our free printables to pieces of foam board. Use a skeleton hand reaching up as a spooky way to know where the wheel lands.
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It's time to get guessing! Type and print Halloween terms on the blank side of colorful print papers, then cut into strips and fold in half. Use a fun container to hold them, such as a plastic pumpkin or witch cauldron. Split into teams and use a two-minute timer for each round.
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Gum Drop Toss
Decorate milk bottles with tulle, use number stickers to designate point values, then take aim! See? Halloween games for kids aren't hard to come by!
Tip: Place a tray (or two) under the bottles to catch wayward throws.
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Put away your regular bingo cards – tonight, the ghosts come out to play! Use your computer to make a grid with GHOST typed at the top and a Halloween symbol in the free space, then print out copies. Use candy corn as sweet playing pieces.
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Witches' Boot Toss
Your kids will cackle with glee over this fun Halloween game! Fill the toes of a pair of old boots with sand or Epsom salt to keep them upright, then slide a short plastic cup in the heel. To keep with the holiday theme, use orange plastic golf balls.
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Halloween Dice Game
Wrap up small Halloween gifts -- candy bars, plastic spider rings, pumpkin carving kits -- and roll to win! Give guests a pair of dice and have them try to roll a three and a one (31, for Halloween) to claim a prize. When all gifts have been claimed, have everybody unwrap their present. Guests then get 3 more minutes to roll a 31 -- if they do, they can steal any prize they want!
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