Halloween is full of spooky, scary fun. Kids love the chance to wear a costume they’ve chosen and devour candies and treats.
It doesn’t have to be all trick-or-treat, a good Halloween party can be the star of the holiday. Get kids moving and having fun with a variety of kid-friendly Halloween party games. Throw a spooky and spectacular Halloween party without worrying that your little guests will feel bored.
1. Spooky Soup
One of the best kid-friendly Halloween games is “Spooky Soup”. Use some construction paper and cut out various shapes such as bats, lizards, monster fingers and any other creepy shapes to go in the soup. Make two sets, one in orange and the other in black.
Place the shapes on a table, make two teams, and give each kid a straw. Place a plastic cauldron behind the shapes and give each child 5-10 seconds to use the straws to suck up the shapes and drop them into their team cauldron.
The team that gets all their shapes into their pot first is the winner. Your kids will definitely love this fun Halloween game.
Suitable for: 4-10 years old.
2. Monster Waiter Relay
The second-best kid-friendly Halloween game is “Monster Waiter Relay”. Give each kid a blown-up balloon and some markers. Let the kids decorate the balloon like a scary head. Explain that they are waiters in a monster restaurant, and they should get their head to the monsters at the finish line.
Now, have four or five kids line up beside each other. Give each one a paper plate and explain that they should keep their balloon on the plate and their arm up in the air like a waiter as they race to the finish line. If the balloon falls off the plate, that player should pick it up and return to the starting line.
Keep a good stock of treats and prizes because kids will definitely want to play a few rounds of this one of the most exciting kid-friendly Halloween party games!
Suitable for: 6-10 years old.
3. Make a Mummy
Kids will have a great time dressing up as a mummy. Make sure you have plenty of toilet paper and split the kids into two or three teams. Give each team a good supply of toilet paper.
Divide the children into teams of 3 or 4. Let them draw straws, roll dice or play rock-paper-scissors to determine who will be the mummy. The rest of the team uses a toilet paper roll to wrap them up like a mummy.
To win, you need to do this not only faster than everyone else, but also be careful: the team whose paper is torn stops the game.
Suitable for: all ages.
4. Anatomy of a Monster
It’s a classic and wildly fun Halloween party game that lets your little guests use their creativity to the fullest. Set the tone for the game by telling the story of the mad scientist and his evil laboratory, where he keeps all the body parts to build monsters. For the sensory part of the game, you’ll need several bowls and a box to fit over each.
Cut a circle at the top of each box so that kids can get their hands through to feel the ghoulish body parts. You can use these items for the various body parts:
- Brain: Cook a head of cauliflower so that it’s a little soft, or use a large peeled tomato.
- Eyes: Peel and freeze some grapes. The cold and slimy feeling will surprise and delight kids.
- Heart: Use a lump of the uncooked liver.
- Intestines: Use lasagna noodles that have been cut in half lengthwise and left to sit in water to make them slimy.
- Hair: Damp yarn. The itchy feeling will really have kids wondering what it is.
- Hand: Use a plastic glove. If you want the flesh to be rotting, fill the glove with gelatin. If you want the illusion of broken bones, fill the glove with crushed ice.
- Nose: Use a pickle or a big prune.
- Ear: Try a dried piece of fruit such as an apricot or apple slice.
This best kid-friendly Halloween game starts after all kids have felt all the body parts. Now let kids guess what each body part really is! This game is a fantastic Halloween party starter!
Suitable for: 6-10 years old.
5. Werewolf Tag
Werewolf is a fun kid-friendly Halloween party game that can be played with a large group. It is a Halloween version of Marco Polo.
The child who is the werewolf is blindfolded and may wear some special object such as a wolf tail, ears, or fuzzy paws. Make a circle with some tape on the floor or when playing outside, make sure players know the boundaries.
When the blindfolded werewolf howls, all the other players should howl back. Play until everyone is tired or has been the werewolf at least once.
Suitable for: 4 years old and up.
6. Spider Hunt
Spider Hunt will definitely be appreciated by your little guests. Place plastic spiders around the house or hide them around the yard and send kids out to find them.
If you decorate the party with spiders, placing some stickers on the bottom of the ones you want to be found is a good idea. To encourage children, you can even put a couple of special stickers on some spiders – the kids who find those ones get a special prize.
The child with the biggest number of spiders wins. Therefore, this best Halloween party game will be especially exciting for children.
Give kids plastic jack-o-lanterns to carry their haul of spiders and let them go hunting.
Suitable for: 3-7 years old.
7. Seed Spitting
To play this one of the best Halloween games, you need a small bag where several “terrible” items are placed. It can be a wet sponge, dried fruits, or marmalade insects.
The host tells the players a scary story about the appearance of this bag. For example, this sinister bag was found in an old cemetery, in a destroyed house, or maybe received as a gift from a ghost.
The first participant must take something in the bag without looking but not take it out. His task is to come up with and compose a scary story about this item, and at the end of the story, take out the item and show it to the other players. Then the bag passes to another participant.
Suitable for: 4 years old and up.
8. Freeze Dance
Want to keep your little guests entertained for hours? Play “The Monster Mash” song and let kids display their monster moves. When the music stops, the kids should freeze in place. Anyone who moves is out of this Halloween party game.
There is also a slightly different version of this Halloween game. The participants dance to cheerful music, but as soon as the leader shouts: “Here comes the monster!” they should quickly freeze.
The last one standing is the winner. Laughter is guaranteed!
Suitable for: 3-8 years old.
9. Counting Candies Game
The next best kid-friendly Halloween party game is Party Pinata. A piñata can be for any party. Buy a Halloween-themed piñata and fill it with candies and small toys in the form of Halloween characters. Blindfold kids one at a time and let them hit the piñata.
You can roll a die to see how many hits each kid gets. This is one of the best Halloween games for children is a great activity for a party and everyone is a winner.
If you are on a tight budget, consider making your own Halloween-themed piñata. Use your creativity and ask your little ones to help you make a unique piñata for the party.
Suitable for: 5 years old and up.
10. Party Piñata
Every child loves candies, so why not try this Halloween party game? It is best to play this one of the best kid-friendly Halloween party games at the end of your party. Fill a large jar with Halloween candies and let kids write their name and their guess on a piece of paper and place it in a bowl.
At the end of the night read out the guesses and award the jar and candy to the winner. All kids will have lots of fun! Moreover, this funny kid-friendly Halloween party game will be a perfect end of the party, which will give a lot of positive emotions.
Suitable for: 7 years old and up.
With these 10 Halloween games for kids, your party will be a scary success. Use a mix of classic and modern Halloween games to get kids laughing, moving and having fun.
Try out these games and make your party the hit of Halloween! If you have any other Halloween party game ideas for kids, feel free to share them with us.
Below, we have compiled a list of the most interesting questions about the best kid-friendly Halloween party games:
What can kids do at home for Halloween?
Halloween isn’t just about costumes and mystery parties. This is the time for funny and very unusual creativity. Monsters, ghosts, witches, spiders, and bats may not be scary, but they are very kind and sweet. This evening will provide scope for the imagination of your children.
How do you entertain kids at a Halloween party?
Halloween offers a great variety of entertainment. Firstly, you can keep your children busy cooking symbolic desserts. Pumpkin cookies or blood-red lollipops are an excellent choice. Secondly, take care of the image. Create your best terrifying costume, and apply the appropriate make-up to the child. And, finally, when the desserts are cooked, the make-up is applied, and the costumes are on your children, it’s time to arrange a session of themed games.
What are some fun Halloween things to do?
This holiday is just an expansion for your imagination. First, create an atmosphere with decorations. Decorating your house, you can stick to some particular movie or fairy tale. For example, create terribly cute scarecrows, paint a pumpkin, make a jack-o’-lantern, and so on. Then, prepare a festive, delicious dinner, following unique recipes for this holiday. In the evening, gather with family or friends, and arrange an evening of terribly funny horror stories.