Fall is in the air and Halloween not far behind, now is the time to start thinking about the great Halloween games for the kids who will be knocking on your doors. Of course if you are throwing a Halloween party you will want to find not only great games, but also spooky decorations, and icky treats as well. A good selection of fun Halloween game ideas and activities will keep the party running smoothly even after the younger goblins have given up the ghosts.
Fun Halloween Game Ideas 1: Halloween Feel Box
Using cardboard (can be from empty cereal boxes and such), divide the inside of a large box into 4 pieces (or however many desired).
Cut holes in the sides of the box – these should be big enough for a hand but not big enough to see inside.
Put something (ideas below) into each section of the box and have the children put their hands in the holes and try to guess what is in it just by feeling it.
Ideas for items to place inside box:
Damp, Course Sponge – Brains
Twisted Chenille Stems – Spider
Pretzel Stick – Petrified Rat Tails
Dried Apricots – Dried-up Tongues
Cooked, Cold Spaghetti Noodles – Worms
Cooked, Cold Spaghetti Noodles – Veins
Peeled Grapes – Eyeballs
Tines of a Plastic Fork – Vampire Teeth
Soft Flour Tortilla – Skin (can add a little oil)
Feed Corn – Teeth
Corn Husk Silk – Hair
Peeled Tomatoes – Heart
5 Baby Carrots – Fingers
Fun Halloween Game Ideas 2: Mummy Maker
This fun Halloween game ideas is for 6 or more players
Divide the kids into smaller groups.
One kid in each group is the mummy and the others wrap the mummy with toilet paper as fast as possible.
You can have a winner for the best mummy or a race for the fastest mummy wrapped, or no winner at all.
To avoid problems with “I want to be the mummy!” you can divide the groups and have each member of the group draw an assignment out of a pumpkin for their “job”.
You need at least one mummy per group and you could assign one kid to wrap the legs, arms, etc.. or just let them go.
Make sure to set some ground rules.
You might want to tell them not to wrap the head or face and throwing the rolls of toilet paper around the room probably is not a good idea!
Fun Halloween Game Ideas 3: Walk on the Witch’s Hat Halloween Game
Big brown paper bag, or big picture of a witch’s hat
CD player, tape player, or radio
How to play:
If you have a large picture of a witch’s hat, tape it right on the floor before you play the game.
If you don’t already have a picture, you can make one easily.
Cut the bag so that you can open it out flat.
Draw a big witch’s hat and cut it out.
The players will line up and shut their eyes.
A leader is at the front to see that no one peeks. (Whoever peeks is out of the game.)
The leader will control when the music stops and starts. When the music starts, the players begin walking in a circle (as in musical chairs) around the hat.
When the music stops, the person who is standing on the hat is out of the game. The last player to circle the hat wins!
These fun Halloween game ideas are sure winners for any Halloween party.