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31 Halloween Games and Activities for Kids

By on September 26, 2015 in Activities for Kids, For You with 0 Comments

With Halloween coming up in the next month, ie in October, we at Parenting Healthy Babies have decided that we should suggest some games and fun activities to our readers, so that they can be planned and prepared in advance.

31 Halloween Games and Activities for kids

Here are some fun Halloween games for your kids for the coming Halloween.

Donut Eating Competition

Eating donuts is always fun and it can be so much fun when it is for Halloween and also as an eating competition. But of course, there is one catch. Hang the donuts from above and tie your kids’ hands behind back so that they cannot touch it. This will make matters very interesting.

Donut Eating Competition

Donut Eating Competition

Source: JB Mitchell Blogspot

Halloween Squirt Game

For this game, you’ll need paper cups of different colors. Don’t forget to draw Jack’O Lantern shaped drawings on the cups. This will make it interesting. Now, take a squirting water bottle and let your kids play with it. The aim is to make the glasses fall down with the squirts.

Halloween Squirt Game

Halloween Squirt Game

Source: Mommas Fun World

Pin the wart on the witch

This is a classic game for Halloween and requires few items such as a poster of a witch with a wart on her nose and blind fold. The game is about the kid who correctly points out the wart on the witch blindfolded. For this, you’ll also need a piece of tape for the kid to place exactly on the wart.

PIn the Wart on the Witch

PIn the Wart on the Witch

Source: Take This Craft And Make It

Pin the boo on the ghost

This game is similar to the above game. The only difference is that instead of using witch poster, you’ll use a ghost poster. Kids will be given sticky notes written “Boo” on it or you can use pins on the paper. They’ll have to pin the boo sticker blindfolded on the ghost poster.

Pin the Boo on the Ghost

Pin the Boo on the Ghost

Source: Pleasantest Thing

Pin the Bow

This game is actually called Pin the Bow to Mr. Bones. For this game you’ll need a medium sized skeleton sketch and some bow ties with pins on them. Hang the skeleton sketch on a wall and kids will have to pin the bow on the skeleton’s throat region blindfolded. The kid who does this correctly wins the game.

Pin The Bow to the Skeleton

Pin The Bow to the Skeleton

Source: Its Written On The Wall

Walk on witch’s hat

This is another classic game and it requires some items like a drawing of a witch’s hat. If you don’t have one, then draw it and cut it. Place this hat firmly on the floor firmly and stick it with tape or glue and make sure that it does not slide off easily. Now, the kids will gather in a circle blindfolded and will walk on the hat while music is playing. When the music stops, the kid who’s on the witch’s hat is out of the game. This will continue until the last kid who does not stand on the hat.

Walk on Witch Hat

Walk on Witch Hat

Source: A Girl And A Glue Gun

Halloween Bowling

This game requires the use of seasonal vegetables like pumpkins and ears of corn. Use the ears of corn or squash as bowling pins and small round pumpkins as bowling balls. This game can also be so much fun. Make points and gifts for the maximum pins fallen.

Halloween Bowling With Squash pins

Halloween Bowling With Squash pins

Source: Indulgy

Another Halloween Bowling

This is another Halloween bowling game where you’ll need a soccer ball or hand ball with Jack’O Lantern’s drawing and make the pins with bottles stuffed with cotton. If cotton is not available, you can always use paper.

Ghost Bottle Bowling

Ghost Bottle Bowling

Source: No Time For Flash Cards

Paper Towel Mummy

Arrange a contest of paper towel mummification between kids. Each kid needs another kid for the dress up. The contest will be about who will successfully cover the other kid in paper towel wins the game within a given time frame.

Toilet Paper Mummy

Toilet Paper Mummy

Source: Hex Jam

Witch Hat Ring Toss

This game requires those playing rings that are lying at home or you can make them with cardboard strips. You’ll also need to make witch hats. You can easily make them using cardboard sheet cones. Color them appropriately and place them at one end. The kid who tosses maximum number of rings on to the hat wins the game.

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Source: Wine And Glue

Pumpkin Run

For this game, you’ll need a huge backyard where kids can participate in a race. The only catch in this race is that on the head of each kid a small pumpkin will be placed. The kid who successfully crosses the line without the pumpkin falling wins and those kids whose pumpkins fall will be out of the game.

Pumpkin Race

Pumpkin Race

Source: Pen & Paper Flowers

Pumpkin Golf

This game requires a pumpkin with Jack’O carved and a golf bat and ball for kids. All you need to do is to let your kid hit the ball and the ball should go into Jack’O’s mouth. This game will help in your kid’s motor skills development and hand to eye coordination.

Halloween Pumpkin Golf

Halloween Pumpkin Golf

Source: Growing A Jeweled Rose

Spider Web Maze

For this game, you’ll need spider web mazes. You can download these from the internet and print them. Give it to the kids, one each and ask them to finish the puzzle in a given time.

Spider Web Maze

Spider Web Maze

Source: Black Dog

Pumpkin Pinata

You can use a Pinata hitting competition for this Halloween. All you need is to hollow out big pumpkins and make them ready to be used as piñatas. Kids will have to hit these piñatas blindfolded and this can be so much fun.

Halloween Pinata Hitting

Halloween Pinata Hitting

Source: Its Written On The Walls

Bat Pinata

Apart from the above mentioned Pumpkin Pinata, you can also make a bat piñata. Stuff the piñata with goodies and let your kids break it. The kid who successfully breaks it will win the goodies inside.

Bat Pinata Hitting

Bat Pinata Hitting

Source: Martha Stewart

Mystery Box

This is also a fun game where you take a big box and fill it with goodies and fun creepy items. Make sure that you pack each and every item in small boxes so that the taker will not know what’s inside of it until they open it.

Mystery Box Searching

Searching Mystery Box

Source: Its Written On The Walls

Picking Up Apples

For this game, you’ll need apples put in a shallow bucket of water. You can also use a wide tub for this. Fill about half the tub with water and put apples in them. Kids will have to bite the apples and pick them up. No hands will be absolutely.

Picking Up Apples

Picking Up Apples

Source: Babble

Halloween Egg Hunt

Egg hunting is not just for Easter, it can also be used for Halloween as well. For this egg hunt you’ll need those plastic eggs of Easter and fill them Halloween creepy stuff and treats. Hide them in various places and make a Halloween egg hunt competition.

Halloween Egg Hunt

Halloween Egg Hunt

Source: Growing A Jeweled Rose

Feed the Monster

For this game, you’ll need a cardboard box or a sheet of Styrofoam. Draw a monster with its mouth wide open. Now, let your kids roll in balls into its mouth. A kid who rolls in the highest number of balls wins the game.

Feed The Monster

Feed The Monster

Source: Toddler Approved

Eyeball Hunt

This game requires you to make eyeballs from ping pong balls. Take some ping pong balls and color them like eyeballs and hide them in different places in your backyard. Ask your kids and their friends to find these eyeballs. The kid who finds the maximum number of eyeballs wins the game.

Eyeball Hunt Game

Eyeball Hunt Game

Source: Oriental Trading

Ghost Match Activity

For this activity, you’ll need pics of ghosts cut out in different patterns. Make a pair for each pattern and have at least 8-10 patterns to work with. Give these to your kids and ask them to match those patterns. This can be a good learning experience for them.

Ghost Matching Activity

Ghost Matching Activity

Source: Little Family Fun

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

You can make few puzzles at home using popsicle sticks All you need are some popsicle sticks and few Halloween templates such as ghosts, witches, Jack’O Pumpkin, bats, etc. Take prints of them in small or medium sizes depending on the size of the popsicle sticks. Now, stick these pictures so that they fit neatly on aligned sticks and cut the sheet where the sticks are aligned. In this way, you can make simple puzzles that your kids can solve. Else, you can also draw those figures on aligned sticks and your kids can solve those puzzles.

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

Popsicle Stick Puzzles

Source: Little Family Fun

Alphabet Game for Toddlers

This is a fairly simple game that you can play with your toddlers for teaching them alphabet. For this, you’ll need the letters of the alphabet written on construction paper and cut in 2 inch round pieces. Take an oatmeal or cereal box and decorate it like a cute monster. Cut a big hole for the monster’s mouth. Lay the letters on floor or on a table and say out a letter at random in monster’s voice. Your kid will have to pick up that letter and put it in the mouth of the monster.

Alphabet Game for Toddlers

Alphabet Game for Toddlers

Source: Little Family Fun

Connecting Dots

Here’s another simple game for your toddlers. All you need to do is to make dot-connecting puzzles of Halloween monsters like witch face, ghost, Pumpkin, etc. Your toddlers can connect the dots and complete those puzzles.

Dot Connecting Puzzles

Dot Connecting Puzzles

Source: Little Family Fun

Zombie Game

This game requires a bunch of kids. One kid will act as a motionless zombie and another kid must try to make this zombie kid smile or giggle or wiggle, without touching the zombie. If the kid is successful in making the zombie kid smile, then he wins. Otherwise, the zombie kid wins.

Kids Playing Zombies

Kids Playing Zombies

Source: Everyone Is Stupid But Me

Pumpkin Passing Game

This game is similar to musical chairs game. The only difference is that instead of going around chairs, kids will have to pass a pumpkin around while music is playing. When the music stops, the kid holding the pumpkin loses.

Pumpkin Passing Game

Pumpkin Passing Game

Source: Mrs King Rocks Blogspot

Backyard Bone Hunt

For this game, you’ll need to buy fake bones from dollar store and write something on them related to Halloween. Hide these bones in your backyard at different places and let your kids find these bones. The kid who finds the highest number of bones wins the game.

Bone Collecting Game

Bone Collecting Game

Source: Pinterest

Costume Race

With neighborhood kids around you can play a small game. This game is about who dresses fastest in their costumes wins. You can include as many kids in this game. You’ll need to make sure that there is enough space for the kids dressing up. There are no rules for this game and the kid who dresses fastest wins the game.

kids halloween costumes

kids Halloween costumes

Source: Money Crashers

How Many Candies in the Jar

This is a guessing game which is ideal for kids who want something interesting. Take a medium or a large sized jar and fill it completely with candies. Also, while filling in, make a note of the number of candies put in. The kid who correctly answers it or approximates the number wins the game.

Jar Filled with Candy

Jar Filled with Candy

Source: Virginia SweetPea

Pop the Balloon

For this game, you’ll first need to fill in balloons with candies. Make sure that the number of candies in each balloon is different. And start filling the balloons with air and put them on a cardboard sheet that can be placed on a wall. Let your kids pop each balloon and collect the candies that fall off.

halloween balloon pop game

halloween balloon pop game

Source: Blissful And Domestic

Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight

This is just like the above game of guessing the number of candies. Instead of that, you could also have a few pumpkins and let your kids guess the weight of each of those pumpkins at random. Be sure to have a weighing scale around.

Guess Pumpkins Weight

Guess Pumpkins Weight

Source: Indian Public Media

With these fun games and activities, we hope that your Halloween will be joyous for you and your family, especially your kids.

 

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