The BEST Halloween Party Games

    Posted by  ·  October 9, 2018

    Are you in charge of the Halloween Party Games? Here are some of my favorite party games for Halloween parties!

    Halloween Party Games

    These first three are my standbys.  I play them with kids year after year. Just keep all the supplies and each year you are ready to go. I do make new ghosts each year for the blow the ghost game. They tend to get a little wet (YIKES).

    • Racing Ghosts Replay

    kleenex ghost for Halloween game

    Make a ghost by covering a cotton ball with a tissue and tied with a piece of thread around its neck. Tape a one-inch piece of straw to the top of the ghost’s head. Make two of these so you have two teams playing against each other in a relay. Thread a very long string through the straw. Attach each end of the string to a chair. Pull the chairs apart until the string is tight.

    kids playing blow the ghost halloween games

    Divide the class into two teams. Each team member will get on their knees and with a 3-inch piece of straw blow the ghost to the other side. Next team member will blow the ghost back until all members have had a turn. Here is how it works…….

    • Witch’s Stew

    You will need at least one cut out a shape for each member on each team and two plastic cauldrons. I used our school die-cut machine and made spiders, black cats, owls, and frogs. Divide the class into two teams. Each member needs a 3 inch piece of a straw. Give each team a pile of shapes (ingredients for the stew). One at a time a team member, using a 3 inch piece of straw, will suck up a shape, keeping it on the straw, walk quickly to the other side of the room and drop the shape in a black cauldron. Once the shape is in the cauldron the next team member can go. First team to have all members take a turn wins.

    • Witch Hat Memory Game

    child playing Halloween party games

    Purchase or make witch hats. Place a treat under each hat, making sure you have two of each item hidden. Kids play the traditional memory game. They can give the second item to a friend or place the second item in a bucket and then use them as prizes for another game.

    paper witch hat
    • Sweeping witches

    Each team needs a witch’s hat, a broom, and a large sheet of newspaper crumpled in a ball. Space three or so chairs apart in a line for each team. Each member will have to sweep the crumpled ball of newspaper in and out through the chairs while wearing their witch’s hat. They go down and back and then give the hat and broom the o next person until all members have gone.

    More Halloween Party Games from around the web

    I haven’t tried these myself but they sure look fun!

    • Pin the Spider on the Web

    You can print this spider web game out… or

    pin the spider on the web


    cut a paper spider web out of the large rolls of paper found in the workroom at school or wrapping paper.

    • Halloween Touch and Feel Boxes

    I am not sure why but feeling cooked noodles and thinking they are brains is super fun for kids. This one is easy. In each Halloween mystery box/container, add a spooky or gross item. Here are some ideas.

    Worms – noodles
    Eyeballs – peeled grapes, put them in jello for an extra gross feeling
    Spider legs – fuzzy pipe cleaners
    Toes – cut up hot dogs or Baby carrots
    Teeth – Popcorn kernels – teeth
    Candy corn – vampire teeth
    Spiderweb – thread
    Tongue – dried apricot
    Heart – peeled tomato
    Guts – cooked noodles
    Skin – Wet tortilla
    Guts – cooked pasta in just a bit of water
    Fingers – hot dogs or cheese sticks
    Fingernails – slivered almonds
    Rat tails – licorice
    Heart – peeled tomato
    Vampire teeth – candy corn
    Warts – raisins
    Vomit – pudding with peas – vomit
    Nose – pickle
    Brains – cooked spaghetti, a wet sponge or steamed cauliflower
    Witch bones – rod  pretzels or dried pasta
    Dead animal – fake fur

    kids playing toilet roll paper game

    Easy Halloween Party Games for when you have extra time OH MY!

    The best party filler when you have played all of the games, eaten all the food, finished the craft and YIKES you STILL have 10 minutes left.

    • Human Tic Tac Toe

    To play set out nine chairs. Divide the class (easiest if you do boys against girls). They play by each taking a turn sitting in a chair until they have three girls or boys in a row. If they are older don’t allow them to tell each other where to sit. I love this one. It can be set up in minutes and the kids think it is great!

    • Halloween Tic Tac Toe

    Have these Halloween game card printed and some candy markers and you will be able to divide the class into pairs to fill time with this festive game. I usually have a few things like this and Halloween Coloring Pages just in case we have extra time.

    Printable Halloween Tic Tac Toe

    halloween party game printable
    • Little Orange House Story Halloween Storytelling Activity

    This one is more of an activity but it keeps the kids busy and only takes a sheet of orange paper.

    Little Orange House Story

    halloween activity

    Kids are sure to have a blast with all of these Halloween Games! My favorites are the Halloween relay races. The kids love those!

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    1. Jenny
      Sunday, October 21st, 2018
      Great ideas! Oh, how I miss the days of classroom parties! Lots of little goblins will love these games!
    2. Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
      This post was perfect timing! We're doing a Halloween party next weekend for the 20+ nieces and nephews in our family, and this is perfect inspiration!

    3. Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
      I am so glad I saw this. I will use these at my son's Halloween Birthday party this weekend!!!!
      • Cindy
        Thursday, September 20th, 2018
        So Happy Chris!
    4. Saturday, October 30th, 2010
      Thank you so much. I will be using these games tomorrow.
    5. ANNA FAYE
      Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
      • Cindy
        Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
        Anna, Kids love playing limbo for a Luah.
    6. Dana Williams
      Sunday, January 20th, 2008
      There are also printable Halloween party games out there, too.
    7. Heather
      Monday, November 26th, 2007
      Are you still out there? I love your site, I hope you return soon!
    8. Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
      I'm lovin human tic-tac-toe...We'll be adding that to our party plans for next year.
    9. Sunday, October 28th, 2007
      are you reading my mind? i am looking for a new game right now!! thanks babe!