Ready for kids Halloween party games? We’ve already highlighted some do-it-yourself Halloween party games and some other ones that you can order online on our Halloween Party Games page. Granted, those games are also geared towards kids, but we’ve decided to create this page as well in order to organize a few ideas of games based on age, just to make sure we’ve got something for all ages of kids. Kids Halloween party games will depend on the age, since older kids may have a higher tolerance for “scary” games.
Some of these kids Halloween party games will be based around an educational foundation, with the aim to teach different skills or lessons, and others will be more about just having some silly fun. It’s kind of odd to base things based on exact age groups, for example to say “This game is meant for children 5 and under”, because not all children develop at the same pace in all the same areas, so rather than be really strict on our age limits we’ve decided to group it in more general age groups, by coming up with a couple of kids Halloween party games for very young children, young children, and older children.
Younger Kids Halloween Party Games
First off, for the very young children, the best kind of games are ones that aren’t scary, that are just moderately or not competitive at all, but still have a Halloween theme, of course, since these are for Halloween parties after all.
Arts and crafts aren’t a game per se, but they are still a very fun party activity for young children, under adult supervision! Make sure the adults are the ones using the scissors, etc. If arts and crafts from scratch are still a bit advanced for the kids, depending on their age and abilities, then even just coloring Halloween pictures is always a safe bet that most children enjoy. You can probably find some pictures to print off the internet for the kids to color in, or look for a Halloween coloring book like this one.
Next, we’ll look at things for kids who are a bit older.
Older Kids Halloween Party Games
If the kids are a little bit older, you’ve got more options as far as games go. There are plenty of Halloween board games on the market, you can find some excellent ones here . You should find options for all different ages, so no matter what the age group of the party is, board games are a safe bet. It can even be fun for the adults to join in on the board games sometimes, and most “Roll the dice and move forward X spaces” games are really easy to explain, and to learn, so there’s not much of a learning curve for the younger players.
Halloween Party Games For Preteens
Eleven and twelve year old chlidren might be at the age where they’re a bit “too cool” for coloring books or childish board games. Depending on the weather and how much space you have in your yard, Pumpkin Tag is a very fun game and the rules are quite simple.
Basically, like any tag game, somebody is “IT” (Or in this case, they’re the GHOST! Spooky!) and that person is trying to chase down their friends. Once they tag somebody, that person sits down and becomes a pumpkin. In order to win, the Ghost has to turn every other player into a pumpkin. The pumpkins must sit cross-legged and can’t move from the spot where they got tagged, but if another player gets too close to them they’re able to tag that person and then they switch spots, so even if you get tagged and turned into a pumpkin early on, keep your wits about you because you can get another chance by tagging somebody else.
These are just a few ideas for kids Halloween party games. It’s not hard to take any regular game and give it a Halloween vibe, so the choices for kids Halloween party games are seemingly endless. You don’t have to spend any money to make a fun game, but if you’re looking to purchase a fun Halloween game take a look at our Halloween party games page right here for some suggestions of great games that you can order online from the internet’s most trusted retailer, Amazon .
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If you ask children what their best public holiday is? the most likely response from most children will be Christmas, with Halloween next in a close second. Some kids will choose Halloween as their initial favorite. But this holiday, with all its goblins and ghosts, likely makes the top two preferred holidays on most children’s lists.
With that result, it is without question entertaining to have a Halloween class celebration. These fun ideas can be used for any type of Halloween celebration. With plenty of fun games and activities and heaps of sweet treats for prizes, it’s guaranteed to be a winner with children of all school ages. You can even request they dress up in Halloween Costumes.
For younger children how about playing a game of pumpkin bowling? Buy some inexpensive plastic pumpkin treat buckets and stack them up on a hard floor. You can stack them as high as you like, but you have to start with at least three buckets. If you get many buckets, you can make a pyramid out of them. Find some lightweight plastic balls – plastic bowling balls are excellent for this. And let the kids go bowling! The kids love knocking over the pumpkin heads and all the kids who play should get a prize for this game.
Kids of all ages enjoy creating mummies of themselves. This is how it works. You bring in toilet paper, lots and lots of toilet paper. Divide the kids into teams of 2. When you start timing the kids, they must wrap up their teammate in the toilet paper, like a mummy. The first team who is all wrapped up first wins. The mummified child can then break out of the paper wrap and make a loud, scary “roar” and the game starts Ove again so the other child has a turn be wrapped. Be sure to play some spooky Halloween music during the action and game is being played to set the atmosphere.
Circle time! Gather all the kids in a circle and start to tell a spooky story. You can use a classic scary beginning such as: “It was a dark and spooky night…” and let the next person in the circle continue the story. Each child will add a few lines to the story as it moves around the circle. If the children are young, you can keep the story simple and don’t use gruesome elements. With older kids you can decide how scary the story can be. Be aware that children in higher elementary grades will not only like their stories fairly scary and gruesome, but some might even add unexpected details to their story. Set some rules ahead of time when preparing for this type of storytelling.
No other game has held a child’s interests for more years than the game of ‘musical chairs”. You can play a version of Halloween music and ask the kids to use behavior as spooky and scary as they know how while they race around the chairs. You can change or alter the rules depending on the kids ages. For example, for younger kids you can instruct them to walk around the chairs until the music stops. Older kids need more challenges such as making spooky faces as they walk around the chairs. Expect some interesting responses.
Kids enjoy cakewalks, but that is difficult in a school room or you could have a treat walk. Play some spooky or Halloween-themed music. Have the kids walk around in a circle as they do for other events. Have them walk on cardboard cut outs with pictures of ghosts, monsters and the like? Someone will stop the music and pull a matching picture out of a pumpkin head.
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These are just a few games. You can use your imagination to create more. Ask your class to brainstorm about ideas. Children are often very creative. Need some costumes? Go here to: BUY COSTUMES ONLINE.