Fun Halloween Party Games for Kids

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Add a dose of holiday fun to your spooky gatherings with these Halloween games for kids. Enjoy 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.

Monster Eyeball Toss Game

Monster eyes and a wacky, colorful poster add a 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.

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 just minutes: Print the playing pieces and the poster, then hang the poster with a decorative ribbon. Hand out paper yarn-ball cutouts to blindfolded guests and you'll be kitten around in no time!

Monster Bingo

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 game, cover each match with a candy corn treat until the player has five in a row—just try not to eat the candy!

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 bean-filled bags for a fun take on the classic bean bag toss. 

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 are inside. Decorate the jars with friendly Count Dracula figures, black cats, and hovering bats. Then fill them with candy, and see who can correctly guess how many pieces are inside.

Halloween Matching Game

Your young 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.

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.

Twist-and-Turn Game

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!

Pretty colors and fruity flavors stand out in this 3-layer drink that looks just like candy corn. Adorable!

A Party Drink Your Kids Will Love

Make a batch of this triple-layered concoction to wow and refresh kids in between all their Halloween activities.

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 to the pails. For the game, hide a piece of candy under 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.

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. 

Drop in the Bucket Game

Here's a fun Halloween party game! Paint a bucket orange, and adorn it 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 sports a ghostly face crafted from black electrical tape) for a successful try.

Ghostly Pinata

Make this apparition the centerpiece of the Halloween party. Floating crepe paper streamers give this pinata a ghostly presence.

Mummy Bowling

A new twist on an old favorite, this wide-eyed mummy bowling set will make youngsters howl. This is surely a Halloween party game the kids will request year after year.

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. Print the game board with our free download.

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 show where the wheel lands.

Halloween Charades

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.

Gumdrop 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.

Ghost Bingo

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.  

Witch's 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 salts to keep them upright, then slide a short plastic cup in the heel. To keep with the holiday theme, use orange plastic golf balls.

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 prizes. Guests then get 3 more minutes to roll a 31—if they do, they can steal any prize they want!

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