Halloween games for kids are always popular. Why?
Because most kids like to be spooked!
Halloween games are usually enjoyed by all ages as everyone is in a party spirit (excuse the pun). I've come up with a list of Halloween games for kids that we've all enjoyed playing in our family and I think you will too.
If you are after Halloween party ideas such as food, activities and Halloween decorations, you'll find them on my Halloween party theme page.
So take your pick from the Halloween games for kids below and be prepared for a spookily good time.
Mummy Wrap - Ages 5+
Equipment: Several rolls of cheap toilet paper
Divide the kids into two or more teams and choose one member of each team to be "the mummy". Actually it's more fun for the kids to have their 'real' mummies, if you get what I mean!
Give each team a toilet roll or two and on the signal 'GO', they have three minutes to wrap their mummy in as much toilet roll as possible and without leaving any gaps (except for the nose). First team to finish is the winner.
Pass the Brains - Ages 5+
Equipment: Cooked cold spaghetti, large pumpkin, paper towels, music
Scoop out a large pumpkin and carve out a face. Don't make the holes too big.
Fill the pumpkin with cold, cooked spaghetti and if the spaghetti feels a bit dry add a little water. Wrap sweets/candy in Cling film and hide amongst the 'brains'.
The kids all sit round in a circle, turn the lights down low and start the music. When the music starts they have to pass the pumpkin brain head round in a circle. When the music stops, the child holding the head has to put his hand into the brains and find a sweet. Make sure that you have plenty off paper towels available!
TIP: Don't make the holes in the pumpkin too big as otherwise the brains will fall out!
Hunt Dem Bones - Ages 5+ Indoor/Outdoor
Equipment: 2 plastic/cardboard skeletons, marker pens, glow in the dark paint (optional)
Purchase 2 plastic/cardboard skeletons and disassemble the parts. If you are feeling adventurous you could even make your own skeletons out of thick white card.
So that the skeletons don't get muddled up, place a small colored dot with a marker pen on each bone – red for one skeleton and black for the other. Now hide the bones around the room or house.
Divide the kids into 2 teams with one being the red team and one being the black team. On the blow of a whistle the teams have to run around the room and locate their skeleton parts making sure that they pick up only the skeleton parts with their team color on it. You'll need to tell the kids how many part that they are looking for.
Once each team has gathered their skeleton bones together (here comes the hard part), they then have to reassemble their skeleton. You might need to help them with this part or you could have an outline drawn on paper of a skeleton and upon which they lay the bones.To make it more fun you could play this in the dark and paint the skeleton with Glow-in-the-Dark Paint
Bouncing Eyeballs - Ages 5+
Equipment: Plastic buckets, ping pong balls (lots!), colored marker pens
In advance, draw eyes on the ping pong balls with marker pens. Make them as ghoulish and scary as you can.
Divide the kids into pairs and give one of them the plastic bucket and the other 5 –10 eyeballs. The person with the eyeballs must bounce a ball towards his partner who then has to catch it in the bucket. The first pair to get all their eyeballs in the bucket wins.
Pumpkin Toss - Ages 5+
Equipment: Strong orange balloons, sand, funnel, black marker pen,
In advance make some pumpkins. Do this by filling the orange balloons with sand. I find it easiest to use a funnel. Tie the ends so the sand can't come out. Then using the black marker pen, draw a Halloween face on the balloons.
Divide the kids into pairs and with each pair facing each other they must toss a pumpkin back and forth between them. If one of them successfully catches the pumpkin, both players then take a step backward so that they are now a bit further away from each other. However if one of them drops i,t they stay put.
Each team can only drop the pumpkin two times and on the third drop, they are out of the game. The team who can throw the pumpkin the furthest is the winner.
These are awesome Halloween games for kids.
Have anymore Halloween games the kids like to play? Share it here.
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