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21+ Halloween Games, Ideas & Activities

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Table of Contents
  1. We Love These Fun Halloween Games for Kids (and Adults)!
  2. DIY Halloween Games:
  3. 1. Poke A Pumpkin 
  4. 2. Pop Goes The Pumpkin 
  5. 3. Witches' Hat Toss 
  6. 4. Newspaper Eating Monster Toss
  7. 5.Spider Web Walking Halloween Game 
  8. 6. DIY Halloween Bubbles 
  9. 7. Halloween Can bowling Game 
  10. 8. Pumpkin Bowling
  11. 9. Pumpkin Balloon Stomp 
  12. 10. Cornhole Halloween Game for Kids 
  13. 11. Pumpkin Punch hole
  14. 12. Pumpkin Golf 
  15. 13. Ghost Toss 
  16. 14. Halloween themed Photo Booth 
  17. 15. Bobbing for Apples 
  18. 16. Witch Pitch
  19. 17. Halloween-themed "Would you rather?" Game 
  20. 18. Halloween Bingo 
  21. 19. Halloween Scavenger Hunt 
  22. 20. Fun HALLOWEEN Tic-Tac-Toe
  23. 21. Pom Pom Popper Ghosts
  24. Planning a Halloween party but don't want to make the games yourself? Buy these Halloween games instead:
  25. More great Halloween Party ideas:

We Love These Fun Halloween Games for Kids (and Adults)!

Print this awesome list of fun Halloween games to play at your Halloween party. This resource includes fun Halloween party games that appeal to all ages — from toddlers to tweens to teens to college students to adults. Bonus: You can easily DIY most of the games yourself with inexpensive supplies. Nothing spooky about that!

We’ve ensured the games we picked work for a large group or school class parties, as they can be played both indoors OR outdoors — AND at home OR in a classroom/school gym. They’re perfect for those who don’t have a huge budget for supplies or prizes — as they can be made with everyday items like boxes, buckets, toilet paper, balloons, candy and apples. There are coloring pages, activity mazes, word search sheets and photo booth props.

DIY Halloween Games:

Party and Fun

1. Poke A Pumpkin 

Orange cups, napkins and rubber bands hide tricks AND treats in this fun game that puts a new spin on treasure hunting. You can create your own version of this thrilling Halloween game by hiding prizes inside orange cups and affixing napkins over the tops using rubber bands.

Hot glue the cups to a piece of black foam core in the shape of a pumpkin. Treats could include things like candy, stickers, and small toys. Tricks could include toothpaste, socks, and gag gifts. From Project Denneler

A person sitting on a table

2. Pop Goes The Pumpkin 

Are you looking to kick off Halloween with a bang? You don’t have to buy your fun when you can make it! This pop goes the pumpkin game will keep the Halloween “boos” at bay!

Confetti and candy filled balloons start the party off with a bang! This Halloween party game is great for older kids up to 10 to 12 years old who won’t be alarmed by the loud popping of balloons. Bonus—this classic balloon pop game also makes a festive wall decoration for your party! From Martha Stewart

A pair of blue shoes

3. Witches’ Hat Toss 

Such a great game to play! The witching hour definitely calls for a wickedly fun party game. Everyone’s favorite carnival favorite game of ring-toss is given a twist by using witch hats in place of cones.

Feeling crafty? You can make the witch hats out of craft paper and glue. Short on time? Pick up some readymade witch hats. From Sometimes Creative

Newspaper Monster Toss

4. Newspaper Eating Monster Toss

Halloween party games bring plenty of excitement! Here’s another fun and easy toss game you can incorporate into your next Halloween party.This is an especially great game for preschool (pre-k) children as young as three years old, kindergarten, and grade one and grade two.

A couple of simple embellishments + a bucket = squeals of delight when you call it “feeding a monster.” Hang on to those old newspapers and use them for this thrilling newspaper eating monster toss game. Great for home or school parties and carnivals, too. From House of Baby Piranha

Halloween Party Game Spider Web Walking Game

5.Spider Web Walking Halloween Game 

This game gives “searching the web” new meaning. It actually requires balance and problem solving, with a few spiders thrown in for excitement. Painter’s tape is used to create a web on the floor. Plastic spiders and a prize (in this case, a glowstick) are placed around the web. Kids have to stay on the web and collect all the items and make it back to home base to win! From No Time For Flash Cards

A close up of a bottle

6. DIY Halloween Bubbles 

Chasing bubbles is fun for kids of all ages. A simple, homemade DIY idea, you could use them as favors at a Halloween party, take them to your kid’s classroom party instead of candies or even hand them out to Trick or Treaters. We’ve got a monster version here, too!

Halloween Can Game

7. Halloween Can bowling Game 

Dress up a few empty tin cans as Halloween characters and you’ve got a great knock ‘em down game. Kids as old as 10-12 years will enjoy this activity. Old soup cans are cleaned and decorated for this fun activity. Some cans are painted, some have felt pipe cleaners, and some have fabric. Faces and googly eyes are added as well, then it’s time to play! I think creating this Halloween bowling game would be just as much fun as playing it. From Keeping it Simple

Pumpkin Bowling Party Game

8. Pumpkin Bowling

Starring Toilet Paper as Ghost and Pumpkin as the Ball, this uncomplicated game can entertain little ones for ages. I bet you’ll have all the supplies on hand to create this bowling game. You’ll use a black sharpie marker to create the faces on toilet paper and pumpkin before allowing kids to go “bowling”. From I Dig Pinterest

Halloween and Party

9. Pumpkin Balloon Stomp 

All you need is a pack of orange balloons and some small candy or small coins. Before you blow the balloons up, slide the candy or small coins inside. After all the balloons are blown up, you can let the kids get creative and go wild as they try to pop the balloons and catch the prizes inside. From Delia Creates

Spider Halloween Corn Hole

10. Cornhole Halloween Game for Kids 

Step one: make spiders as a craft activity. Step two: spiders scurry to hide in dark holes, with a little help from your kids. This fun Halloween version of the classic cornhole game is sure to deliver lots of fun and laughter at any Halloween party. Simple step-by-step instructions make it easy to put together this creative idea. From Crafts Unleashed by Consumer Crafts

Halloween Party Game Pumpkin Picking

11. Pumpkin Punch hole

Another punch hole idea, but this version can be reloaded with prizes to keep the fun going. Kids as old as 4th or 5th graders will enjoy it, making it a great option for a class or school party. Pieces of orange felt are decorated like pumpkins before being attached to the frame. Kids can keep the prize they select, or you can make it more challenging by having them match up items before they win, or adding different textures in. From HGTV

A close up of a toy

12. Pumpkin Golf 

Ever made a hole-in-one? Bet you (and the kids!) could do it with this game. A plastic pumpkin is easy to cut thanks to an X-acto knife, then kids are able to have fun playing this DIY putt-putt golf game, Halloween style. From Eighteen25

Ghost Toss Halloween Party Game

13. Ghost Toss 

Flour-filled, orange balloons make super toss-it’s to throw at a Halloween ghost. It’s easy to assemble this fun DIY idea thanks to a sheet, permanent marker, flour, and orange ballons. Kids will aiming and throwing for hours of fun as part of your Halloween celebration. From Mess for Less

Halloween Party Photo Booth Props

14. Halloween themed Photo Booth 

Who’s the fairest of them all? Everyone gets in on the fun posing with free photo props. A little paper and a Cricut machine is all you need after grabbing the free printable templates. They’re the perfect addition to any Halloween shindig. Get the free printables from No Biggie.

Bobbing for Apples on a Sting

15. Bobbing for Apples 

Bobbing for apples is a classic Halloween party activity. This version offers all the excitement of bobbing without any of the water mess. Using black yarn, you can drill a hole in the apples and pull the yarn through it before tying up from a tree. Partygoers are then able to “bob” for the swinging apples! From List Plan It

Halloween Witch Pitch Game

16. Witch Pitch

Candy corn and cauldrons make perfect game partners. Mini plastic cauldrons are hot glued to a giant piece of black cardstock. Kids are given their own stash of candy corns to toss into the cauldrons. This is sure to create lots of giggles as they work to fill up the cauldrons! From Chica and Jo

Halloween and Spider

17. Halloween-themed “Would you rather?” Game 

Play this Halloween-themed “Would You Rather?” game at a family gathering or a classroom celebration. Download the free Would You Rather? printable, cut out each question and place inside a bowl for guests to select a slip of paper. My personal favorite is “would you rather kiss a warty toad or a warty witch”. 

A colorful toy on a table

18. Halloween Bingo 

Themed BINGO for your printing pleasure. We’ve played this several times in my son’s classes during Halloween parties. After downloading and printing the free printable, kids are given candy corn and then squares are called out. When kids get BINGO, they win a prize! Free printable download from Fun Squared

A close up of a sign

19. Halloween Scavenger Hunt 

This printable Halloween hunt has 12 riddles that will lead kids around the house looking for clues. It incorporates fun activities, healthier Halloween treats as well as a few sweet treats at the end. Just download and print the printable to get started, then kids can get busy figuring out the riddles and grabbing rewards. From Picklebums.

A group of orange on a table

20. Fun HALLOWEEN Tic-Tac-Toe

This classic game gets a seasonal update for Halloween. This is a simple, fun idea that would be easy to do in your child’s classroom as part of their Halloween celebrations. M&M candies are perfect for marking spots. Kids can break into pairs and get started. Each tic-tac-toe card can be used over and over again. Download the printable from Mom Who Saves

Craft and Ghost

21. Pom Pom Popper Ghosts

Simple white cups are transformed into cute ghosts and pumpkins with help from a marker. Balloons taped to the bottom help create the fun with this game. Kids can fill their pumpkin or ghost cups with little pom-poms and then use the balloon to make them fly! From The Craft Train

Planning a Halloween party but don’t want to make the games yourself? Buy these Halloween games instead:

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  • Inflatable Spider Ring Toss Game
  • Spot it! Halloween Card Game
  • Foam Halloween Masks – 12pk
  • PIN the Spider on the Web Halloween Party Game
  • Inflatable Witch Hat Ring Toss
  • Halloween Dart Board Game
  • Make A Pumpkin Stickers
  • Beistle Jack-O-Lantern Fortune Wheel Game
  • Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Board Game
  • Jack O Lantern Bean Bag Toss
  • Halloween Bean Bag Toss

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