Halloween Games for Kids, fun kids games that are easy to set-up and lots of fun for all ages. We're sharing a few spooktacular games that are perfect for your local fall festival, Halloween carnival, kids party games and preschool fun…….
Last weekend our neighborhood hosted an Oktoberfest party to help raise money for the Epilepsy Alliance of NC. One of the things I love most about our community is how our neighbors come together to show love and support for each other throughout the year. From holiday events to fun runs and 5ks, our community makes a big effort to support organizations that are close to our hearts.
One of our neighbors had the wonderful idea of setting up a Halloween carnival for kids this year. Last year we had a bouncy house and slide that kept the kids entertained. Everyone loved the idea of adding a few more things for the kids to enjoy, especially the younger ones.
I have to give major props to our neighbor who not only came up with the idea but also created all the stations. And in only a couple of days. As someone who has planned hundreds of parties I know the time it takes to create games and activities for kids as well as how much work putting together these ideas involves. So it's so nice that she offered to do this and also purchased all the items needed.
The kids had SO MUCH FUN! All of the Halloween kids games were a big hit. We had a few adults helping at each station and handing out tickets to be redeemed for prizes. My five year old was allllll over the prize station! I blame Chuck E. Cheese for turning him into a ticket addict. You say prize and he turns into a circus chihuahua jumping for joy!
Let's get to the games:
Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
- tape for lines (or use a marker)
- pie pumpkins or mini pumpkins
Self explanatory. Just like the regular ole tic tac toe we all know, except you use pie pumpkins.
Pumpkin Booling (aka Pumpkin Bowling)
- 6 to 8 ft board (can use cardboard or tape poster board together)
- 6 two liter bottles filled with liquid
- a good small to medium sized rolling pumpkin
This station was one of the most popular! Set the bottles up as pins at one end and use the pumpkin to bowl them over.
Guess How Many Pumpkins
- glass jar
- candy corn
- candy corn pumpkins
Fill a jar with candy corn and candy corn pumpkins and have kids guess the number of candy pumpkins hidden in side. Closest to the number wins.
This is a great classroom game you can play as well.
Fun Halloween Games
Another popular station at our little Halloween Carnival – Pumpkin Bobbing. Everyone loved bobbing for pumpkins! It brought on some big laughs.
- mini pumpkins (we used styrofoam ones from craft store, but you can also use the mini decorative real pumpkins)
- wide bucket (the Dollar Tree always has tons of these)
- paper towels
Halloween Carnival Games
Witch's Hat Glow Stick Toss
A Halloween spin on a classic kids carnival game. Line up a few witches hats and have kids toss glow stick necklaces.
- witchs hats
- glow stick necklaces
Carnival Games for Kids
Like the can toss, except we used orange plastic cups. Don't they look cute with their jack-o-lantern faces. Stack them up and let kids try and knock them over.
- cups or empty cans
- soft or plastic ball
Halloween Games Free
Looking for Halloween games that you don't need any supplies for?
Grab your broomstick and have kids line up and play a classic game of limbo.
Halloween Party Games for Kids
Find the Eyeball in the Haystack
Kids love creepy stuff. What could be more creepy cool than digging an eyeball out? Fill a bin up with shredded paper and hide a plastic eyeball. This game is also fun to do with those plastic spiders. Use two bins and have kids race to try and find as many as they can in thirty seconds.
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